“The Ellen Show”

Three years after the series finale of “Ellen” aired, Ellen DeGeneres gave sitcoms another shot with the genial “The Ellen Show,” which made its debut in 2001 on CBS. This time around, DeGeneres plays Ellen Richmond, a Los Angeles career woman who moves back to her hometown after her dot-com business goes under. She moves back home to live with her appropriately named mother, Dot (Cloris Leachman), and insecure younger sister Catherine (Emily Rutherfurd), who both idolizes and resents her.