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Gimme a Break!

Gimme a Break!



Nell Harper, a black housekeeper, agrees to move into the Glenlawn, Cal. home of her late friend Margret Kanisky after she passes away to keep house for her husband, chief of police Carl Kanisky, and their 3 daughters, Katie, Julie and Samantha.

Episode Info

Final: 6x25 -- Mama's Date (May/12/1987)



Cast
Nell CarterNell Carter
As Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper
Dolph SweetDolph Sweet
As Chief Carl Kanisky (S01-S04)
Dolph SweetDolph Sweet
As Chief Carl Kanisky (S01-S04)
Kari MichaelsonKari Michaelson
As Katie Kanisky (S01-S05; episodes 113-114)
Kari MichaelsonKari Michaelson
As Katie Kanisky (S01-S05; episodes 113-114)
Lauri HendlerLauri Hendler
As Julie Kanisky Maxwell (S01-S05; episodes 113-114)
Lara Jill MillerLara Jill Miller
As Samantha "Sam" Kanisky (S01-S05; episodes 113-114, 133-134)
Lara Jill MillerLara Jill Miller
As Samantha "Sam" Kanisky (S01-S05; episodes 113-114, 133-134)
John HoytJohn Hoyt
As Grandpa Stanley Kanisky (S02-S06; recurring in S01)
Howard MortonHoward Morton
As Officer Ralph Waldo Simpson (S02-S05; episodes 113-114)

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Recurring Guests

Alvernette Jimenez as Angie (8 eps)
Peter Schrum as Ed Kanisky (6 eps)
Harrison Page as Ray (4 eps)
Jonathan Silverman as Jonathan Maxwell (4 eps)
Rosetta LeNoire as Maybelle Harper (4 eps)
Charles Weldon as Charlie Johnson (4 eps)
James A. Watson, Jr. as James (4 eps)
Arlene Golonka as Maxine (3 eps)
Fred McCarren as Tim Donovan (3 eps)
Bonnie Urseth as Valerie (3 eps)

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Network: NBC ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 29, 1981
Ended: May 12, 1987
Themes
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Akas
• La Piccola Grande Nell (Used In Italy)
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