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After his wife dies, grieving police chief Carl Kanisky (Dolph Sweet) asks her feisty friend Nell Harper (Nell Carter) to be his housekeeper, and she gradually becomes a surrogate mother and valued friend to the chief and his children. As they struggle to strengthen their family ties, Carl, Nell and the kids deal humorously with issues ranging from adolescence and romance to self-esteem and responsibility.
Summary of Season 1 (1981) - 3 discs
After the untimely death of his wife, grieving police chief Carl Kanisky (Dolph Sweet) asks her friend, the sassy, headstrong Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper (Nell Carter), to serve as a surrogate, live-in den mother to his three daughters, Katie (Kari Michaelson), Julie (Lauri Hendler) and Samantha (Lara Jill Miller). The first season of this Emmy-nominated sitcom features guest appearances by Danny Glover, Rue McClanahan and Helen Hunt.