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The Ellen Burstyn Show 

Ellen Brewer, a best-selling author, shares her Baltimore house with single daughter Molly Ross, plus five year old grandson Nick. Added to the mix, is Ellen's sarcastic mother Sydney, and her seminar student Tom, a frequent guest.

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Complete series cast summary:
Ellen Burstyn ...  Ellen Brewer 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Megan Mullally ...  Molly Brewer Ross 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Jesse R. Tendler ...  Nick Ross 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Barry Sobel ...  Tom Hines 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Elaine Stritch ...  Sydney Brewer 13 episodes, 1986-1987
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Ellen Brewer, a best-selling author, shares her Baltimore house with single daughter Molly Ross, plus five year old grandson Nick. Added to the mix, is Ellen's sarcastic mother Sydney, and her seminar student Tom, a frequent guest.

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USA

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English

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20 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Touchstone Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Missed opportunity
2 April 2003 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

This was a terrific little show, well-made and gently funny, which was doomed from the start. Ellen Burstyn agreed to do a series, but the show was stuck with a terrible lead-in ("Life With Lucy") and a terrible timeslot (on Saturday night), and Burstyn, while a fantastic actress and movie star, wasn't the kind of star likely to draw a large audience from name-ID alone. With Megan Mullally as her daughter (about as far from her "Will & Grace" character as you can get) and Elaine Stritch as her mother, plus one of the cutest child actors ever as her grandson, Burstyn was ably supported in this family sitcom. Unfortunately, no miracle occurred, and the show was cancelled in a matter of weeks.


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