She was able to parlay this dramatic change into a role on the TV sitcom It's Like, You Know..., where she poked fun at herself and the fact that she looked so different from the earlier film characters she'd portrayed.
After a few short-lived television shows in the 1980s and 1990s, DeGeneres starred in her own sitcom, Ellen, portraying a single woman in Los Angeles, California who runs a bookstore.
The emotional wrongful death case of actor John Ritter, most well known for his role as Jack Tripper on the sitcom Three's Company, came to an end today with the jury clearing the doctors of any wrong doing.
Reality shows have revolutionized the way we watch television, as America has shown a much stronger interest in observing real life struggles and conflicts, as opposed to the sitcom series format popular in the 1970s and 1980s.
Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw from HBO's racy sitcom Sex in the City, the horseshoe has become a fashionable and trendy design found on jewelry, t-shirts, belt buckles, and now even fingernails and toenails.