Gimme a Break! (1981-1987)
Gimme a Break!
Comedy / Sitcom
Created by Mort Lachman and Sy Rosen
Nell Carter as Nellie Ruth 'Nell' Harper
Lara Jill Miller as Samantha 'Sam' Kanisky
Lauri Hendler as Julie Kanisky
Kari Michaelsen as Katie Kanisky
Dolph Sweet as Chief Carl Kanisky
John Hoyt as Grandpa Stanley Kanisky
Joseph Lawrence as Joey Donovan
Telma Hopkins as Addy Wilson
Howard Morton as Officer Ralph Simpson
137 episodes aired on NBC from October 29, 1981 to May 12, 1987.
After chief of police Carl Kanisky’s wife Margaret dies, he hires her friend Nell Harper to housekeep and take care of his three daughters Katie, Julie, and Samantha. She becomes like a mother to the children, and later, to a foster son, Joey Donovan.
Gimme a Break! Intro