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

Nell Carter
As Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper
Dolph Sweet
As Chief Carl Kanisky (S01-S04)
Kari Michaelson
As Katie Kanisky (S01-S05; episodes 113-114)
Lauri Hendler
As Julie Kanisky Maxwell (S01-S05; episodes 113-114)
Lara Jill Miller
As Samantha "Sam" Kanisky (S01-S05; episodes 113-114, 133-134)
John Hoyt
As Grandpa Stanley Kanisky (S02-S06; recurring in S01)
Howard Morton
As Officer Ralph Waldo Simpson (S02-S05; episodes 113-114)
Joey Lawrence
As Joey Donovan (S03-S06)
Telma Hopkins
As Addy Wilson (S04-S06; recurring in S03)
Jonathan 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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Warning: Gimme a Break! guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 29, 1981
Ended: May 12, 1987
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