Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)

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


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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Grace Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Russell Norton (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Wade Swoboda (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
Kaitlin Cullum ...
 Libby Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Patrick Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Patrick Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
 Nadine Swoboda (98 episodes, 1993-1997)
Jon Paul Steuer ...
 Quentin Kelly #1 (73 episodes, 1993-1996)
Peggy Rea ...
 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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Comedy | Romance





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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 were the series was filmed. See more »


Wade Swoboda: I love you like a Sister.
Grace Kelly: Oh, Wade. I'm Southern. Please don't tell me you love me like a sister!
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »


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I loved this show!
31 July 2006 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

It ran during a time when I wasn't watching much TV, but I really enjoyed it. I just caught a rerun on the Oxygen Network, and it was nice to see it again.

Brett Butler is one of the most talented actors ever. Her show was clever, smart, and free of the saccharine that plagues a lot of sitcoms. The supporting cast—Dave Thomas, Paul Dooley, Tom Poston and others—fleshed out a genuine portrait of America with believable, sympathetic characters. I'd love to see Ms. Butler do another TV show. I know I'd watch it.

I caught her once on "Celebrity Jeopardy," and she showed that she's as smart as she seems. I don't mean to ignore the rest of the cast, but hell, Butler is one of the greatest talents out there, and I miss her show.

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