or


[01/30/06 - 12:00 AM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Nominee Nell Carter Stars in the Hilarious and Touching '80s Sitcom Gimme a Break! Season One

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]

EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE NELL CARTER STARS IN THE HILARIOUS AND TOUCHING '80S SITCOM GIMME A BREAK! SEASON ONE

Making its DVD Debut with Exclusive Bonus Features February 14, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- January 30, 2006 -- The complete first season of Gimme a Break!, starring Nell Carter in her twice Emmy and Golden Globe nominated role as memorable and beloved housekeeper-turned-surrogate mother Nellie Ruth 'Nell' Harper, comes to DVD for the first time February 14, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This classic comedy series follows the story of the Kanisky family; Carl, a recently widowed chief of police and his daughters Katie, Julie and Samantha. With unflappable Nell providing enough love and laughs to hold the family together, the show is by turns funny, timely and often poignant. Also starring Dolph Sweet as Carl Kanisky and Kari Michaelson, Lauri Hendler and Lara Jill Miller as his rapidly maturing daughters, all 19 laugh-filled episodes from Gimme a Break!'s premiere season bring back the fun and fashion of the fabulous '80s.

Rue McClanahan, Danny Glover, Helen Hunt, and Jay Johnson are just some of the familiar faces who guest star on this unforgettable sitcom. The three-disc set also includes a special preview episode from Season Two of Gimme a Break! and bonus episodes from the smash '80s hits "Kate & Allie" and "Charles in Charge," plus "The Great '80s TV Flashback," an extra special 30-minute look back at television's greatest decade, the eighties. The DVD is priced at $34.98 SRP.

SYNOPSIS
Gruff Police Chief Carl Kanisky (Dolph Sweet) needs some serious assistance raising his three adolescent daughters after his wife's death. Help arrives in the form of Nellie Ruth Harper (Nell Carter), a feisty and unflappable housekeeper-turned-surrogate mom for Katie, Julie and Samantha Kanisky. Nell's wisecracking ways and down-to-earth advice sometimes hide her unconditional love and support for her adopted family, but she's always there to guide the girls through hilarity and heartbreak ? and the chief through the perils of a house full of women. Available on DVD for the first time, Gimme A Break! Season One is a delightful return to a classic 1980's story of love, laughter and growing up.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: February 14, 2006
Copyright: 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $34.98 SRP
Selection Number: 29413
Running Time: 7 Hours 48 Minutes
Layers: DVD 9 (Single-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Screen (1:33:1)
Rating: Not Rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono; English SDH Subtitles

For artwork or screeners, please log on to our Web site at www.ushepublicity.com or fax your request to Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity at (818) 866-0226.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and Entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[07/30/14 - 10:51 AM]
Paramount Digital Entertainment Announces New Original Comedy Series "Resident Advisors" Produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
The series will star Ryan Hansen, Jamie Chung, Alison Rich, Andrew Bachelor, Graham Rogers and features Anna Camp.

[07/30/14 - 10:30 AM]
LMN Premieres the Second Season of the Original Series "Ghost Inside My Child" Saturday, August 16 at 9PM ET
The series features stories of children who claim to have lived before, often having died violently in a past life, and whose parents struggle to make sense of their child's memories of a former life.

[07/30/14 - 09:59 AM]
First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest Star on the Hub Network's "Kid President(R): Declaration of Awesome" Discussing the Importance of Healthy Eating and Exercise, Airing August 9
The episode also includes celebrity appearances by Christina Applegate, Reggie Watts, Carrie Brownstein and the PS22 Chorus from New York.

[07/30/14 - 09:43 AM]
"Squidbillies" and "Mr. Pickles" Debut September 21st on Adult Swim!
These two series are guaranteed to leave you loving Sunday night and hating Monday morning even more than you already do!

[07/30/14 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers Among the Big 4
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart," Exploring the Role of the Media in the First Murder Trial Televised Gavel-to-Gavel, Debuts Aug. 18 on HBO
An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the project explores how the media coverage of the case may have influenced the trial and sentencing.

[07/30/14 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock doubles second place ABC among adults 18-49.

[07/30/14 - 08:17 AM]
"Baseball Tonight": Trade Deadline Special Airs Thursday
ESPN.com's MLB trade deadline content will be headlined by Rumor Central and a live, interactive chat with ESPN Insiders beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m.

[07/30/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Unscripted Series Grow - "Extreme Weight Loss" Ties a 2-Month High
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 07:58 AM]
NBCSN Is TV's Fastest Growing Sports Network Since Debut of Premier League on August 17, 2013
NBCSN spins the numbers for the past 50 weeks to date.

[07/30/14 - 07:37 AM]
Giants and Bills Kick Off Preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on "Sunday Night Football" This Sunday at 8 PM ET
Sunday night's telecast will also feature live interviews with members of the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.

[07/30/14 - 07:05 AM]
ESPN's "College GameDay" Heads to Sundance Square for Opening Weekend
The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturday 9 a.m.-noon ET) will open on August 30 in advance of the Cowboys Classic.

[07/30/14 - 06:30 AM]
Allison Williams Cast as Iconic Title Character in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"
"Allison Williams is a major find," said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

[07/30/14 - 06:18 AM]
NBC Expands "Last Comic Standing" Finale to Two Hours on Thursday, August 14
Said installment will bump new episodes of "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" from the night.

[07/30/14 - 06:16 AM]
Destination America Explores the Scariest Places in the Country in All-New Series "Swamp Monsters" and "Monsters Underground"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c on Friday, August 22.