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Created bySteve Pepoon
David Silverman
Stephen Sustaric
Directed byLinda Day
David Grossman
Stan Lathan
Terri McCoy
John Sgueglia
David Trainer
StarringEllen Cleghorne
Garrett Morris
Alaina Reed Hall
Composer(s)Tom Rizzo
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15 (3 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Steve Pepoon
David Silverman
Stephen Sustaric
Producer(s)Coral Hawthorne
Adam I. Lapidus
Nancylee Myatt
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Pepoon, Silverman, Sustarsic Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Original networkThe WB
Original releaseSeptember 10 (1995-09-10) –
December 17, 1995 (1995-12-17)

Cleghorne! is an American sitcom starring comedian Ellen Cleghorne that aired on The WB in 1995. The series was put on hiatus by The WB after December 1995 having aired just 12 episodes;[1] the show was later cancelled with three episodes left unaired.


The series focused on the life of Ellen Carlson (Cleghorne), a single mom who is raising her nine-year-old daughter Akeyla on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Comedic situations arose as Ellen tried to balance raising her daughter along with her duties of running a local production company in SoHo, her relationship with her boyfriend Brad, and her overbearing parents, Sidney and Lena, who live next door.



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Genesis"September 10, 1995 (1995-09-10)
New transfer Julie Connor tries out for the boys' varsity basketball team, something that is met with displeasure from team captain Chris Atwater and jealousy from his girlfriend Mary Beth, Deering High's head cheerleader. Meanwhile, Coach Bill Fuller tries to get used to his new job but has a hard time getting used to Samantha, the team manager.
2"Sister of the Bride"September 17, 1995 (1995-09-17)
Tyrell proposes to Ellen but she rejects, so Victoria offers to be his bride so he'd get over Ellen. Ellen isn't having it though.
3"My Daughter Attends the French School of New York (and Yours Doesn't)"September 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
4"All Grown up and No Place to Go"October 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
All Grown up and No Place to Go"
5"Adventures in Babysitting"October 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)
6"The Parent Trap"October 15, 1995 (1995-10-15)
7"twenty-ninesomething"October 29, 1995 (1995-10-29)
Ellen learns she is a year older than she thought.
8"Losing Faith"November 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)
After the reverend she has encouraged Ellen to date confesses he is already married, a disillusioned Lena casts aside her religious beliefs and decides to live life in the fast lane for a while.
9"Home Alone"November 12, 1995 (1995-11-12)
With their parents out of town, Victoria feels neglected and clings to Ellen, who urges her to enjoy her independence. The advice backfires when Victoria throws a wild party that ends with a burglary.
10"Girlfriendz"November 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)
Ellen cancels a meeting to tend to a friend who's left her husband, but winds up in a sticky situation when she runs into her client at a restaurant.
11"This Magic Moment"November 26, 1995 (1995-11-26)
Ellen cancels a meeting to tend to a friend who's left her husband, but winds up in a sticky situation when she runs into her client at a restaurant.
12"Brother from Another Planet"December 17, 1995 (1995-12-17)
Ellen's therapist brother comes home for Sydney and Lena's 35th-anniversary party, but his over-analysis of his parents' relationship causes Sydney to move out.
13"Akeyla Doesn't Live Here Anymore"Unaired
14"Money for Nothing and Your Chicken for Free"Unaired
15"Sidney's Choice"Unaired


  1. ^ "WB Net Revamps Sunday Slate". Variety. December 17, 1995. Retrieved 2016-02-27.

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