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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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Breakdance

S04, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1984)
Nell learns that Joey has been cutting school to spend his afternoons break dancing at the beach.
  • Sun 2/18
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Return of the Doo-Wop Girls

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1983)
Nell wants revenge on her former singing partners who left her behind 15 years ago. Guest stars: the Pointer Sisters.
  • Mon 2/19
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Eddie Gets Married

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1983)
The chief's brother Ed begins having second thoughts on his wedding day.
  • Tue 2/20
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Grandpa Robs a Bank

S02, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 1983)
A series of misunderstandings leads bank officials to believe that Grandpa's holding the place up.
  • Wed 2/21
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Greenlawn Street Blues

S02, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 1983)
Samantha spends a day observing the chief at the police station as research for a school essay.
  • Thu 2/22
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Nell and the Kid

S02, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 1983)
Nell tries to save a young shoplifter from the misery of being sent to prison.
  • Fri 2/23
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Nell's Friend

S03, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1983)
Nell's enemy from her high-school days stops by for a visit and infuriates Nell with her snobbish attitude.
  • Sun 2/25
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Daddy's Little Girl

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1984)
A handsome older man sweeps Nell off her feet, then she learns he's Addy's long-lost father.
  • Sun 2/25
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Nell Gets Sick

S02, E22  (First Aired: May. 5, 1983)
When Grandma Kaniski decides to take over for an ailing Nell, she manages to disrupt the well-organized home.
  • Mon 2/26
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

The Groupie

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1983)
Katie thinks a piece of Andy Gibb's clothing will provide her with the ticket she needs to get into a popular clique.
  • Wed 2/28
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

The Way to a Man's Heart

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1983)
Nell spots a handsome man in her ``Weight Winners'' class, but another woman steps in and makes the first move.
  • Thu 3/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Katie's Commitment

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 1983)
The chief explodes when he learns that Katie's latest boyfriend is in college -- not as a student but as a professor.
  • Fri 3/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Grandpa's Rebellion

S03, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1983)
When Grandpa returns from a trip to Poland he discovers that his belongings have been moved into the chief's home.
  • Sun 3/4
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4