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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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Grandpa's Will

S04, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 1985)
Grandpa is down in the dumps when he realizes that he has nothing to leave anyone in his will.
  • Wed 10/24
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

The Answering Machine

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1985)
Nell learns she's made a big mistake about the voice of a strange woman on her boyfriend's telephone-answering machine.
  • Thu 10/25
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

The Gift

S04, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1985)
Nell warns Katie about accepting an expensive gift from a man, then fails to heed her own advice.
  • Fri 10/26
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

Pride and Prejudice

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1986)
Nell and Addy claim racism when their job applications are rejected.
  • Sun 10/28
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

The Earthquake

S04, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1985)
During an earthquake, Nell (Nell Carter) is stranded in the library with a hearing-impaired woman (guest star Phyllis Frelich).
  • Sun 10/28
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

Alabamy Bound

S04, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1985)
Nell learns that her newlywed sister is planning to move and will no longer be able to care for their mother.
  • Mon 10/29
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2
  • Tue 10/30
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

The Earthquake

S04, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1985)
During an earthquake, Nell (Nell Carter) is stranded in the library with a hearing-impaired woman (guest star Phyllis Frelich).
  • Thu 11/1
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

The Lookalike

S04, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1985)
After Nell settles for celebrity look-alikes for a church benefit, the real Sammy Davis Jr. shows up.
  • Fri 11/2
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

Family Reunion

S05, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1986)
Nell meddles in her sister's marriage when she expresses her woes.
  • Sun 11/4
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

The Lookalike

S04, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1985)
After Nell settles for celebrity look-alikes for a church benefit, the real Sammy Davis Jr. shows up.
  • Sun 11/4
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 29, 1981)
A rotund housekeeper keeps order from California to New York.
  • Mon 11/5
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2
  • Tue 11/6
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 12.2
  • KDRVDT2