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

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 Grace Kelly (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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 Russell Norton (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Nadine Swoboda (98 episodes, 1993-1997)
Jon Paul Steuer ...
 Quentin Kelly (73 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Jean Kelly (51 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 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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The show's premise of a recovering alcoholic hit too close to home as Brett Butler was an alcoholic in real life. She drunkenly fought for creative control resulting in five producers either quitting or being forced out in the five years the sitcom was on the air. Off-set, Butler pulled such stunts as stumbling onto David Letterman and claiming Walt Disney 's last words were, 'Whatever you do, don't let the Jews get the place." (the sitcom aired on ABC, which had recently been purchased by Disney.)

Butler's supporting cast soon grew tired of her expletive-filled rants and on-set breakdowns. Co-star Julie White quit the show, and child actor Jon Paul Steuer reportedly left after he received a firsthand look at Butler's new boob job, which Butler proudly flashed about set. ABC hastily ended the show mid season in 1998. See more »

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[Grace has taken Jean to see a doctor, who happens to be a black man]
Jean Kelly: He's Afro-American.
Grace Kelly: Jean, African-American. "Afro-American" is like spaghetti-o's or something.
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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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Lady Madonna
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performance by Aretha Franklin
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A comedy with a somewhat realisitic outlook on life
20 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

A sitcom, that proved comedy could be down to earth. I enjoyed this show. It wasn't that bad. The strength it had was the characters. By season 5 the decision to get rid of one character altered the shows chemistry. However, BRETT BUTLER proved she had talent and the writing at times was not bad..in fact, the stories not bad either. GRACE UNDER FIRE, was about a working mom trying to keep her head above water. I enjoyed the performance of WILLIAM FICHTNER as SPARKS and "JIMMY" GEOFF PETERSEN....who could probably play a cop in a action move. The funny thing is by season 5 there seems to be a effort to move the character of grace and jimmy back together yet , this was hampered when the show was cancelled. The show was entertaining and can be seen in syndication. However, when it was released was very popular. The show took serious topics like alcohol and unrequieted love and spousal abuse and made us laugh and sometimes think. Not a bad show for ABC, in the day before the current rave REALITY BASED GAME SHOWS.


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