Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)

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Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive marriage, struggling to bring up 2.4 children on her own.

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 Grace Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Russell Norton (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Wade Swoboda (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
Kaitlin Cullum ...
 Libby Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Patrick Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Patrick Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Nadine Swoboda (98 episodes, 1993-1997)
Jon Paul Steuer ...
 Quentin Kelly #1 (73 episodes, 1993-1996)
Peggy Rea ...
 Jean Kelly (51 episodes, 1993-1998)
Walter Olkewicz ...
 Dougie Boudreau (49 episodes, 1993-1997)
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After divorcing her abusive, alcoholic husband and recovering from her own alcoholism, Grace tries to rebuild her life and protect her children from making the same mistakes. Against this serious backdrop, this show is actually a comedy, finding humor in the relationships between Grace and her co-workers at the oil refinery, her neighbors Wade and Nadine, and Russel Norton, the bachelor pharmacist. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Cans of President's Choice Cola can be seen being used by the fictional family of Grace Kelly. This brand of Cola is produced for Loblaw's food stores (mostly its subsidiary stores Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale club and Extra foods) throughout Canada. Even tho President's Choice is sold and manufactured in Canada, they also have agreements to sell the "private label" brand in other supermarket chains. Two of those chains were Jewel Supermarkets (Chicago area grocery that is independent from Loblaw's - Grace Kelly's fictional St Louis area home, is in reality, located in a Chicago suburb. A show producer must have had a connection to Chicago, in some way, and was probably familiar with the President's Choice private label brand.) National Supermarkets, which was based in St Louis and was owned by Loblaw's, was the other chain that carried President's Choice. Grace Under Fire was filmed in L.A. but the show's location was in the St Louis area, which viewers can assume was where the fictional Grace Kelly See more »

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[Russell is complaining as Grace has bought "Alternative Medicine"]
Russell Norton: Grace, all this phoney-baloney stuff is killing me.
Grace Kelly: Russell, you shouldn't be so homeo-phobic
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A Fire that needed stoking by the end
16 August 2001 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

I loved this series, starring Brett Butler as a strong, yet fallible, recovering alcoholic with three children and a history suitable for talk shows. Or I loved the first few seasons, anyway - my local station messed the show around so much that, when I finally got to see it again, the characters had changed, and most of the humour had gone. With the initial seasons of 'Grace Under Fire', I found it hard to believe the rumours about Butler's personal life intruding onto the set. In fact, I found it hard to believe that Grace Kelly (with a mother-in-law called 'Jean' Kelly - I loved those subtle references, and contradictions - how different could Grace have been from her film star namesake?) wasn't a real person. Everyone on the show in the early years were very believable and very, very funny, Butler and Dave Thomas (Russell, the pharmacist) especially. And far from being another cliched show about 'survivor'-type women, I admired the character of Grace in a way that I didn't with 'Roseanne', a show with a similar premise of a woman (and mother) battling against life. But, as with anything, I think Grace finally ran out of steam, and introducing an older, illegitimate son tipped the balance, in my opinion.


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