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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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All Upcoming Times for Gimme a Break

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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.

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).

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.

Cat Story

S04, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1985)
A flood threatens Glenlawn and Simpson's out there looking for his cat.

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.

Big Apple

S03, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1984)
While on vacation in New York, Nell and Addy encounter the mayor, a group of street singers and a supply of cocaine.

Police Mommas

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 1985)
Nearly the entire Glenlawn police force succumbs to an outbreak of food poisoning, so Nell and Addy sign on as temporary cops.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

S04, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 1985)
The chief's stubbornness prompts Nell, Katie, Julie and Samantha to leave the house.

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.

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.

Joey's Train

S05, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 14, 1985)
Nell and the Kaniskis have trouble dealing with the death of the chief.

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).

Big Apple

S03, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1984)
While on vacation in New York, Nell and Addy encounter the mayor, a group of street singers and a supply of cocaine.