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 3 originally aired on M-Net from 6 September, 2009 to 8 August, 2010, after the 8pm movie (around 21h40). The season went on hiatus after the 10th episode (which aired on 8 November, 2009) to accommodate a similar hiatus in the USA and resumed with the final nine episodes on Sunday 13 June, 2010. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 3 later aired on Fox Entertainment from 4 January to 10 May, 2013, on Fridays at 20h15. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 3 premiered on FOX on Wednesday 2 April 2014, at 21h10. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 19 episodes in the third and final season.
Holly Hunter stars as gutsy Oklahoma City Police Det. Grace Hanadarko, a woman who holds nothing back, whether on the job or in her personal life, as Saving Grace returns for a third season.
She is joined in the series by an ensemble cast that includes Leon Rippy, Kenneth Johnson, Bailey Chase, Gregory Cruz, Yaani King and Dylan Minnette, with Lorraine Toussaint and Laura San Giacomo.
Saving Grace focuses on Det. Hanadarko (Hunter) as she investigates brutal crimes while trying to balance her relationship with her partner, Ham (Johnson). Grace also must figure out cryptic messages from her last-chance angel, Earl (Rippy).
At the end of the second season, death row inmate Leon Cooley, who shared visions of Earl with Grace, was executed, leaving a hole in Grace’s life.
Soon, she began having dreams of a young drug addict named Neely (King), which lead Grace to believe Neely also shares a connection with Earl.
Meanwhile, Ham’s divorce was finalized. Ham hopes he and Grace can finally be together, but Grace might not be on the same page.
This season, we will learn more about the personal lives of fellow detectives Bobby Stillwater (Cruz), Butch Ada (Chase) and Captain Kate Perry (Toussaint).
Grace’s best friend, criminalist Rhetta Rodriquez (San Giacomo), has financial problems that could threaten her marriage. And Grace’s nephew, Clay (Minnette), continues to be an OCPD Explorer, helping out at the police station.
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