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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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Nell's Gifted Child

S05, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 30, 1985)
Nell overreacts when tests reveal that Joey is a gifted learner.
  • Sun 9/23
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • ANTENNA

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.
  • Sun 9/23
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • ANTENNA

Flashback

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1984)
At the request of the Kaniski kids, Nell tells the details of how she met their mother and later became their guardian.
  • Mon 9/24
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA

Knock Three Times

S03, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1984)
Nell makes an appointment with a hypnotist after she misplaces Mrs. Kaniski's engagement ring.
  • Tue 9/25
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA

Valentine

S03, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1984)
On Valentine's Day, Nell's decision to hand out advice to the lovelorn nearly ruins her relationship with her boyfriend.
  • Wed 9/26
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA

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.
  • Thu 9/27
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Fri 9/28
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA

Katie's Apartment

S05, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 7, 1985)
Though living on her own, Katie still feels as if she's being hounded by Nell.
  • Sun 9/30
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • ANTENNA

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.
  • Sun 9/30
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • ANTENNA

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 29, 1981)
A rotund housekeeper keeps order from California to New York.
  • Mon 10/1
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Tue 10/2
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Wed 10/3
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Thu 10/4
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Fri 10/5
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • ANTENNA