Gimme a Break!

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  • TV-G
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1981
Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for six seasons from October 29, 1981, until May 12, 1987. The series starred Nell Carter as the housekeeper for a widowed police chief and his three daughters.

Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for six seasons from October 29, 1981, until May 12, 1987. The series starred Nell Carter as the housekeeper for a widowed police chief and his three daughters.

Original Release

10/29/1981 on NBC

US Release

10/29/1981

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Cast

Nell Carter Nell Harper
Lara Jill Miller Sam Kanisky
John Hoyt Grandpa Stanley Kanisky
Kari Michaelsen Katie Kanisky
Telma Hopkins Addy Wilson
Joey Lawrence Joey Donovan
Dolph Sweet Chief Carl Kanisky
Lauri Hendler Julie Kanisky
Matthew Lawrence Matthew Donovan
Howard Morton Officer Ralph Simpson
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Sam Goes to College: Part 1 Wednesday, 24 September 1986
2 Sam Goes to College: Part 2 Wednesday, 24 September 1986
3 Below Sea Level Wednesday, 01 October 1986
4 Joey Meets Matthew Wednesday, 08 October 1986
5 Nell Goes Back to New York Wednesday, 15 October 1986
6 The Apartment Wednesday, 29 October 1986
7 I Love New York Wednesday, 05 November 1986
8 Nell, the Boss Wednesday, 12 November 1986
9 Harry the Hamster Wednesday, 19 November 1986
10 Joey the Gambler Wednesday, 26 November 1986
11 The Scam Wednesday, 03 December 1986
12 Christmas in New York Wednesday, 10 December 1986
13 Nell's Secret Admirer Wednesday, 07 January 1987
14 The Loan Wednesday, 14 January 1987
15 The Window: Part 1 Wednesday, 21 January 1987
16 The Window: Part 2 Wednesday, 21 January 1987
17 Joey's First Crush Wednesday, 28 January 1987
18 Joey's Teacher Wednesday, 04 February 1987
19 Joey's Hero Wednesday, 11 February 1987
20 Joey, the Gigolo Wednesday, 25 February 1987
21 Parents' Week: Part 1 Tuesday, 31 March 1987
22 Parents' Week: Part 2 Tuesday, 07 April 1987
23 Save the Church Tuesday, 28 April 1987
24 Someday My Prince... Tuesday, 05 May 1987
25 Mama's Date Tuesday, 12 May 1987
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Directors

Hal Cooper, Jim Drake, Linda Day, Will Mackenzie, Tony Singletary, Patrick Maloney, Phil Ramuno, Oz Scott, Howard Storm, John Bowab, Jules Lichtman, Dick Harwood, Herbert Kenwith, Rob Dames, John Pasquin

Writers

Arthur Julian, Mady Julian, Terry Hart, Ted Bergman, Ron Landry, Tom Biener, Doug Keyes, Chip Keyes, Gary H. Miller, Rod Parker, Pam Veasey, Ron Bloomberg, Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski, J. Stanford Parker, Joan Brooker, Nancy Eddo, Rob Kaplan, Hal Cooper, Sy Rosen, Coleman Mitchell, Ed Jurist, Larry Rhine, Mort Lachman, Geoffrey Neigher, Booker Bradshaw, Pamela Norris, Erik Tarloff, Gina Goldman, Michael Mount, Mike Miller, Dick Frattali, Kevin Hartigan, Fred Raker, Kathy Joseph, Ron Roman, Rod Burton, Cindy Begel, Lesa Kite, Bob Colleary, Jeffrey Davis, Julie Fleischer, Robin Pennington, Gene Perret, Dave Wollert, Susan Beavers, Tom Walla, Phil Mishkin, Elliot Stern, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, John Markus, Jeff Franklin, Jerry Ross

Creators

Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen

Cast

Nell Carter Nell Harper
Lara Jill Miller Sam Kanisky
John Hoyt Grandpa Stanley Kanisky
Kari Michaelsen Katie Kanisky
Telma Hopkins Addy Wilson
Joey Lawrence Joey Donovan
Dolph Sweet Chief Carl Kanisky
Lauri Hendler Julie Kanisky
Matthew Lawrence Matthew Donovan
Howard Morton Officer Ralph Simpson
Dolph Sweet
Lauri Hendler Julie Kanisky Maxwell / Julie Kanisky
Rosie O'Donnell Maggie O'Brien
Paul Sand Marty
Kari Michaelsen
Rosetta LeNoire Maybelle 'Mama' Harper
Jonathan Silverman Jonathan Maxwell
Peter Schrum Uncle Ed Kanisky
Jane Dulo Grandma Mildred Kanisky
Alvernette Jimenez Angie

Producers

Mort Lachman Executive Producer
Hal Cooper Executive Producer
Rod Parker Executive Producer
Arthur Julian Producer
Terri Guarnieri Producer
Geoffrey Neigher Producer
Coleman Mitchell Producer
Marica Govons Producer
Brigit Jensen Producer
Jan Siegelman Producer
Michael Mount Producer
Gayle S. Maffeo Producer

Editors

Harold McKenzie, Michael Weitzman, Larry Harris, Kelly Sandefur

1985 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1983 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1983 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
1982 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
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