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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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Julie's Lie

S04, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1984)
Nell and Addy's plans to spend a quiet weekend at a ski resort are dashed when they encounter an all-too-familiar face.
  • Thu 10/18
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Baby of the Family

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1984)
Seeking revenge because Nell wouldn't let her go on a coed camping trip, Samantha ``helps'' Joey prepare a song for Nell's church choir.
  • Fri 10/19
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

A Lesson for Nell

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1986)
Nell's determined to terminate Grandpa's relationship with a much younger woman.
  • Sun 10/21
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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.
  • Sun 10/21
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

TV or Not TV

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1984)
Nell tries to bring the family closer by forcing them to give up television for an entire evening.
  • Mon 10/22
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Spirit of Christmas

S04, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 22, 1984)
Nell and Addy spend a friendly, sentimental Christmas together until a battle starts over Addy's handsome neighbor.
  • Tue 10/23
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Pride and Prejudice

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1986)
Nell and Addy claim racism when their job applications are rejected.
  • Sun 10/28
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 29, 1981)
A rotund housekeeper keeps order from California to New York.
  • Mon 10/29
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2