A single-camera, real-time comedy series about a single nightclub singer/voiceover artist who lives in Los Angeles. Ellie Riggs is surrounded by: her much-too-pretty married older sister, Susan; building superintendent Ingvar; ex-boyfriend Edgar; and neighbor Dr. Zimmerman. Meanwhile, Ellie tries to figure out just where she stands with her current beau, Ben Raffield, a guitarist in her band.
Last Episode02x06 Feud Aired: May. 20, 2003
In a “Family Feud” spoof, Ellie is the captain of a bickering team out to win a trip to Hawaii. Host Richard Karn desperately tries to maintain …
Series Fun Facts
- For the first season, 13 episodes were made but NBC only aired 10 of them
- The original concept of the series was that each episode took place in real time. A timer on the corner of the screen counted down from 22 minutes, pausing in the middle for one commercial…
[show]The original concept of the series was that each episode took place in real time. A timer on the corner of the screen counted down from 22 minutes, pausing in the middle for one commercial break. The timer was discontinued after a few episodes. For the second season, the conceit was abandoned altogether in favor of a more conventional time structure, perhaps due to a combination of network pressure and the difficulties in planning and filming the action so that it appears to unfold in real time.