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Genre Sitcom
Created by Steve Pepoon
David Silverman
Stephen Sustaric
Directed by Linda Day
David Grossman
Stan Lathan
Terri McCoy
John Sgueglia
David Trainer
Starring Ellen Cleghorne
Composer(s) Tom Rizzo
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15 (3 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Steve Pepoon
David Silverman
Stephen Sustaric
Producer(s) Coral Hawthorne
Adam I. Lapidus
Nancylee Matt
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
Pepoon, Silverman, Sustarsic Productions
Original channel The WB
Original run September 10, 1995 (1995-09-10) – January 28, 1996 (1996-01-28)

Cleghorne! is an American sitcom starring comedian Ellen Cleghorne that aired on The WB in 1995.


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.

The series was canceled after 12 of the 15 episodes produced were aired.



Series # Season # Title Notes Original air date
1 1 "Genesis" Ellen begins a company and her overbearing parents become her new neighbors. September 10, 1995
2 2 "Sister of the Bride" 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. September 17, 1995
3 3 "My Daughter Attends the French School of New York (and Yours Doesn't)" No synopsis available. September 24, 1995
4 4 "All Grown up and No Place to Go" Ellen decides to chaperone the school event in order to spy on her date for the upcoming dance and Akeyla. October 1, 1995
5 5 "Adventures in Babysitting" No synopsis available. October 8, 1995
6 6 "The Parent Trap" No synopsis available. October 15, 1995
7 7 "twenty-ninesomething" Ellen learns she is a year older than she thought. October 29, 1995
8 8 "Losing Faith" After the reverend she's encouraged Ellen to date confesses he's already married, a disillusioned Lena casts aside her religious beliefs and decides to live life in the fast lane for a while. November 5, 1995
9 9 "Home Alone" 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. November 12, 1995
10 10 "Girlfriendz" 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. November 19, 1995
11 11 "This Magic Moment" No synopsis available. November 26, 1995
12 12 "Brother from Another Planet" 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. December 17, 1995
13 13 "Akeyla Doesn't Live Here Anymore" No synopsis available. Unaired
14 14 "Money for Nothing and Your Chicken for Free" No synopsis available. Unaired
15 15 "Sidney's Choice" No synopsis available. Unaired

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