Ellen Producers Working on Outing Episode

Producers for the television show Ellen have confirmed that they are working on a show revealing that the main character, Ellen, is a lesbian. The producers have not, however, made a final determination as to whether or not that show will air. Jamie Tarses, president of ABC entertainment, said on January 8, 1997 that it’s “wait-and-see” on whether ABC will air the episode. Tarses told reporters at the semiannual Television Critics Association meeting that, “We are very seriously considering about going in the direction that everyone’s speculating on.” The show will go off the air in March and April and will return in May.


Nando Times - January 10, 1997]

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