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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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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.

Eddie Gets Married

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1983)
The chief's brother Ed begins having second thoughts on his wedding day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carl's Delicate Moment

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1984)
Carl is sued for sexual harassment by a policewoman he refused to promote.