CBS goes the distance with The Ellen Show

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com November 15 2001 12:00 AM ET

Variety reports that fresh from her triumphant gig as host of the Emmy Awards, Ellen DeGeneres has received a full-season pickup from CBS for The Ellen Show. While the show remains CBS's lowest-rated series, the ratings did go up slightly last week for its first post-Emmy broadcast. The Ellen Show has been racking up positive reviews, and CBS executives are said to be pleased with the show's creative direction.