Watch Grace Under Fire
- 5 Seasons
Grace Under Fire is about a mother who divorced her abusive, alcoholic husband to make a new start in life and to keep her own alcoholism in check. Brett Butler stars as Grace Kelly in this working class sitcom set in a small town in Missouri. One of Grace's main worries was trying to keep her children safe and to stop them from repeating her mistakes. She also dealt with issues like domestic violence, money problems, work related issues and deciding when to pursue a personal life after a divorce. Though the show tackled many heavy subjects, it is considered a comedy. Some of the supporting characters from the show were her best friends and neighbors Wade (Casey Sander) and Nadine (Julie White), and Russel Norton (Dave Thomas), the bachelor pharmacist. Her ex-husband Jimmy Kelly (Geoff Pierson) often showed up either sober and trying to reconcile their relationship or causing problems. They tried to maintain a relationship for the sake of the children. This American show aired on ABC from September 29, 1993 to February 17, 1998. It is still in syndication in some areas.