Saving Grace is an American television crime drama series created by Nancy Miller and produced by Fox Television Studios which stars Holly Hunter as a jaded, sexually-promiscuous Oklahoma City police detective who is offered the chance to redeem her life by an angel.
The series aired in the USA on TNT from 16 July, 2007 to 21 June, 2010. There are 46 hour-long episodes in three seasons.
Saving Grace originally aired in South Africa on M-Net from 15 April, 2008 to 8 August, 2010. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel, on StarSat's (formerly TopTV) Fox Entertainment channel and on FOX (DStv and StarSat, Season 3 only). See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 premiered on Fox Entertainment on Friday 24 December 2010, at 20h15. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 13 episodes in the first season.
Holly Hunter takes on the role of a cynical police detective facing a personal crisis of divine proportions in the provocative new drama series Saving Grace.
In her television series debut, Hunter stars as Grace Hanadarko, a tormented, fast-living Oklahoma City police detective who, despite being at the top of her field, takes self-destruction to new heights.
After seeing tremendous tragedy in her life, both professionally and personally, Grace lives life hard and fast. She drinks too much, sleeps with the wrong men and defies authority.
Grace has a tender side with her 22 nieces and nephews, but that is a side that most of the world doesn’t get to see.
It all catches up with her one night when, as she’s driving too fast after too many drinks, she hits a man who is walking along the road. In an uncharacteristic moment, Grace asks for help, and she gets it – in the form an unconventional angel named Earl (leon Rippy).
Earl tells Grace that she is in trouble and running out of chances, but he wants to help lead her back to the right path. The journey, for both of them, will not be an easy one.
The cast also includes Kenneth Johnson as Grace’s partner; Gregory Norman Cruz as detective Bobby Stillwater; Bailey Chase as detective Butch Ada; Bokeem Woodbine as a death row inmate who figures into Grace’s struggle and Laura San Giacomo as the criminalist who, despite having strong religious beliefs, is the only one in Grace’s life who does not judge her.
Saving Grace does not promote any one religion but does use Grace's story to discuss the topic of faith, and how difficult faith can be in such an imperfect world.
Note: the second season aired on Fox before the first. Season 3 never aired on M-Net Series and the first two seasons did not air on FOX.
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 15 Apr 2008 | Finale: 8 Jul 2008 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 15 Jun 2008 | Finale: 7 Sep 2008 | Sundays, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 24 Dec 2010 | Finale: 18 Mar 2011 | Fridays, 20h15
Season 2 (14 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 23 Sep 2008 | Finale: 5 Jul 2009 | Tuesdays/Sundays, 22h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 22 Feb 2009 | Finale: 24 May 2009 | Sundays, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 2 May 2010 | Finale: 1 Aug 2010 | Sundays, 21h00
Season 3 (19 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 6 Sep 2009 | Finale: 8 Aug 2010 | Sundays, 21h40
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 4 Jan 2013 | Finale: 10 May 2013 | Fridays, 20h15
Channel: FOX | Premiere: 2 Apr 2014 | Finale: 6 Aug 2014 | Wednesdays, 21h10