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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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Friendship

S04, E24  (First Aired: May. 4, 1985)
When Nell begins to feel that Addy is spending less time with her, she relies on a rather simple-minded friend for companionship.
  • Sun 6/24
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Joey Goes to New Orleans

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1984)
At the New Orleans World's Fair, Joey meets a man he believes is his father and Nell gets reacquainted with an old flame.
  • Sun 6/24
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

The Window

S06, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1987)
Nell considers giving up her promotion to pay closer attention to Matthew and Joey.
  • Mon 6/25
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Joey's First Crush

S06, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 1987)
Joey confides in Grandpa when he develops an infatuation for Maggie.
  • Tue 6/26
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Joey's Teacher

S06, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1987)
Joey's teacher sues Nell for $2.1 million after he falls in her apartment.
  • Wed 6/27
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Joey's Hero

S06, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 1987)
Nell donates her blood to a television hero who turns out to be a bigot.
  • Thu 6/28
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Joey the Gigolo

S06, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1987)
Nell convinces Joey to make friends with her boss's daughter.
  • Fri 6/29
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Julie's Birthday

S04, E25  (First Aired: May. 11, 1985)
Julie and Jonathan hope to solve the problems in their sometimes-rocky relationship by running off to Las Vegas and getting married.
  • Sun 7/1
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Joey Goes to New Orleans

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1984)
At the New Orleans World's Fair, Joey meets a man he believes is his father and Nell gets reacquainted with an old flame.
  • Sun 7/1
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Parents Week

S06, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1987)
Sam announces plans to leave college, get married and move to South Dakota.
  • Mon 7/2
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Parents Week

S06, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 1987)
Nell works on a plan to encourage Sam and Eric to stay in college.
  • Tue 7/3
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Save the Church

S06, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 1987)
Nell learns that her father's church is about to be demolished.
  • Wed 7/4
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Someday My Prince ...

S06, E24  (First Aired: May. 5, 1987)
Nell is courted by an African prince who invented chocolate chip cookies in his home country.
  • Thu 7/5
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Mama's Date

S06, E25  (First Aired: May. 12, 1987)
Nell's (Nell Carter) mother (Rosetta LeNoire) is seeing a man (guest star Bill Henderson) from her past.
  • Fri 7/6
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2