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)

Nell CarterNell Carter
As Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper
Dolph SweetDolph Sweet
As Chief Carl Kanisky (S01-S04)
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)
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)
Joey LawrenceJoey Lawrence
As Joey Donovan (S03-S06)
Telma HopkinsTelma Hopkins
As Addy Wilson (S04-S06; recurring in S03)
Jonathan SilvermanJonathan Silverman
As Jonathan Maxwell (S05; episodes 113-114)

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Recurring Guests

Peter Schrum as Ed Kanisky (4 eps)
Alvernette Jimenez as Angie (4 eps)
Harrison Page as Ray (2 eps)
Arlene Golonka as Maxine (2 eps)
Fred McCarren as Tim Donovan (2 eps)
Lynne Thigpen as Loretta Harper (2 eps)
Bonnie Urseth as Doris (2 eps)
Jonathan Silverman as Jonathan Maxwell (2 eps)
Rosetta LeNoire as Maybelle Harper (2 eps)
Charles Weldon as Charlie Johnson (2 eps)

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