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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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 »


[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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Brett, You Are Still # One With Me!!!!!
2 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Grace Under Fire" was a show that I could understand and identify with, it was very realistic, it was entertaining, and at the same time, it touched on a lot of subjects in a short period of time. I am very sure that she touched a lot of other lives as she has touched mine. I continue to watch, and tape her reruns, and when I need a laugh or a pick-me-up, I put one of my many tapes in and watch them. (they are 8 hr tapes so I get a lot of joy from them) I have just discovered that her shows are out on DVD, That is good news to me, I am checking into that. I wish that there was a way that someday she would make a comeback or something similar, I miss her wit and brass charm. A True Fan Forever. Cyndy

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