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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 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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29 September 1993 (USA)  »

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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 and Jimmy are talking about their past relationship]
Jimmy Kelly: Grace, I am truly sorry for what I did to you. Hell, if I was the man I was today, I beat the Hell out of the guy I was then.
Grace Kelly: You would?
Jimmy Kelly: Yep. You know, I wonder how that fight would turn out? I got more meat on me now, but I was one quick son of a gun back then.
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Lady Madonna
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performance by Aretha Franklin
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Good stuff.
10 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I'd just like to combat the last viewer comment I saw up here, which was slightly sexist and rather negative about the show. 'Grace Under Fire' did slip in its later seasons, but originally it was a clever, well-written show with a tight, vibrant cast and some great lines. I'm glad to see it airing in syndication now.


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