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


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Series cast summary:
 Grace Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Wade Swoboda (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Libby Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Patrick Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Patrick Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Russell Norton (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Nadine Swoboda (98 episodes, 1993-1997)
Jon Paul Steuer ...
 Quentin Kelly #1 (73 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Jean Kelly (51 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Dougie Boudreau (49 episodes, 1993-1997)


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 <>

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Sheila McCarthy was originally offered the role of Nadine. She declined the part because she didn't want to commute from her home in Toronto, to Los Angeles where the series was filmed. See more »


[Sitting at Grace's kitchen table, discussing Jimmy's first month living in the garage]
Grace Kelly: He's two days late with the rent.
Jean Kelly: What?
Grace Kelly: I told him '$550, in cash, on the 1st of every month, under the ta... ble'
[hesitating - reaches underneath table]
Grace Kelly: .
Jean Kelly: It's times like these that make it hard to defend him.
Grace Kelly: Next month I'm gonna tell him 'On the house', to see if he puts the money on the roof.
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A great start, a tragic end
9 January 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Grace Under Fire was a great show that was very funny. The series was clever and witty and very humorous. But Butler's apparent (and might I add obvious) problems hurt the show. At the start, the show's quality didn't suffer, but the final season took a massive blow. Bretler's problems had finally really hurt the show in the ratings and caused it's cancellation. A shame.

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