Grace Under Fire

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  • TV-PG
  • 1993
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.4  (3,668)

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.

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Down in the Boondocks
14. Down in the Boondocks
February 17, 1998
Grace runs into Bev, Quentin's girlfriend's mother, at the pharmacy. Bev tells her she's feeling suffocated in her marriage; being rich isn't that great. Grace has a hard time relating to Bev's problems.
Grace Under Class
13. Grace Under Class
February 10, 1998
Grace stops by the pharmacy while Quentin's working at the soda fountain. Quentin's girlfriend Laurie is there, and Grace meets her for the first time.
The Fall from Grace
12. The Fall from Grace
February 3, 1998
At the construction site, Grace feels the resentment of her co-worker, Derrick, who wanted the job Grace has. Grace, who has asked D.C. for more responsibilities, is surprised when her old pal Vic shows up and says he's desperate for a job.
Fire in the Hole
11. Fire in the Hole
January 20, 1998
Wade shows up with Dan Gabriel, his old commanding officer in Vietnam, who's now a covert operations/demolition expert. Dan and Grace begin a verbal sparring match almost immediately.
Digging up the Dirt
10. Digging up the Dirt
January 13, 1998
When D.C. and Grace have a meeting in a motel with an equipment supplier, gossip that they're having an affair flies around Victory.
Grace Under Funded
9. Grace Under Funded
January 6, 1998
Grace buys some new clothes for the first time in years and the next day learns that her paycheck will be late because D.C. is having trouble getting his payroll money from the government.
The Victory Tree
8. The Victory Tree
December 30, 1997
Libby visits the bridge construction site on a field trip and discovers that the Victory Tree that holds a significant place in the town's history is to be cut down.
Riverboat Queen
7. Riverboat Queen
December 30, 1997
D.C. has a chance to bid on a hotel job for one of the biggest developers in the Midwest. Grace tells him he's going to have to make an extra effort to schmooze the guy and make him feel at ease, even though it isn't D.C.'s style.
Finders, Keepers
6. Finders, Keepers
December 23, 1997
Libby wants to go to Washington on a class trip, but Grace can't afford to send her. A tornado has hit Victory and there has been much destruction.
A River Runs Through Him
5. A River Runs Through Him
December 23, 1997
Jean is upset, complaining that the new bridge will cut off Emmet's (grave) view of the river, so Grace suggests that she move the grave site.
Mother Christmas
4. Mother Christmas
December 16, 1997
Louise, Grace's mom, arrives for the holidays, surprising everyone. Louise has definite ideas about how little girls are to be brought up and she disapproves of Libby's tomboy behavior. Her mission is to turn Libby into a demure young lady.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
3. Don't Ask, Don't Tell
December 9, 1997
Wade's back from Colorado and tells Grace that he and Nadine are splitting up. He also tells her he's heard that some kids were partying down by the quarry, and it's possible Quentin may have been there.
Grace Under Construction
2. Grace Under Construction
December 2, 1997
Grace is in search of a job and Libby is worried that they're going to be poor again.
Smells Like Victory
1. Smells Like Victory
November 25, 1997
Grace arrives home very late from her job in St. Louis and finds the kids still up, the house in disarray, Jean asleep on the sofa and Libby cleaning the kitchen.
Description

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.

Grace Under Fire is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (125 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 1993.

Where to Watch Grace Under Fire

Grace Under Fire is available for streaming on the Carsey Werne website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Grace Under Fire on demand at Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Sling, Hoopla, Tubi TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    September 29, 1993
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (3,668)