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Gimme a Break
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Cast of 'Gimme a Break'

  • Nell Carter as Nellie Ruth ``Nell'' Harper
  • Dolph Sweet as Chief Carl Kanisky
  • Kari Michaelson as Katie Kanisky
  • Lauri Hendler as Julie Kanisky Maxwell
  • Lara Jill Miller as Samantha ``Sam'' Kanisky
  • Howard Morton as Officer Ralph Simpson
  • John Hoyt as Grandpa Stanley Kanisky

Gimme a Break

Nell Harper is the no-nonsense housekeeper and surrogate mother for police chief Carl Kanisky's children: Samantha, Julie and Katie. The Kanisky daughters need all the help they can get after their mother dies - because Carl isn't exactly in touch with his feminine side.

Premiere:
Oct 29, 1981
Original Network:
NBC
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A Lesson for Nell

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1986)
Nell's determined to terminate Grandpa's relationship with a much younger woman.
  • Thu 5/24
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Pride and Prejudice

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1986)
Nell and Addy claim racism when their job applications are rejected.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Cat Story

S04, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1985)
A flood threatens Glenlawn and Simpson's out there looking for his cat.
  • Sun 5/27
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Katie's College

S03, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 1984)
Nell isn't too happy when Katie announces that she's opening a boutique instead of going on to college.
  • Sun 5/27
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Family Reunion

S05, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1986)
Nell meddles in her sister's marriage when she expresses her woes.
  • Mon 5/28
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Getting to Know You

S05, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 29, 1986)
Nell's plans for a romantic dinner date are dashed when she must baby-sit a large group of children.
  • Tue 5/29
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Katie's Korner

S05, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 5, 1986)
When Katie develops problems in both her personal and professional lives, Nell worries she may be considering suicide.
  • Wed 5/30
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Found Money

S05, E23  (First Aired: May. 3, 1986)
Nell urges the family to spend her inheritance money, but the check bounces.
  • Thu 5/31
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

The Purse Snatcher

S05, E24  (First Aired: May. 10, 1986)
After Nell's purse is stolen at a restaurant, the eager young manager and his inept assistant attempt to trap the thief.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Police Mommas

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 1985)
Nearly the entire Glenlawn police force succumbs to an outbreak of food poisoning, so Nell and Addy sign on as temporary cops.
  • Sun 6/3
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

The Center

S03, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 19, 1984)
Grandpa joins a senior citizens center just in time to be involved in a battle between two generations.
  • Sun 6/3
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 29, 1981)
A rotund housekeeper keeps order from California to New York.
  • Mon 6/4
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2
  • Tue 6/5
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2
  • Wed 6/6
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2