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State of Grace is an American comedy-drama series that ran for two seasons on the Fox Network's Fox Family channel during 2001 and 2002.

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Plot

It is centered on two 12-year-old girls from very different backgrounds, Hannah and Grace, who were best friends. Hannah was from a middle class Jewish family and lived with her parents, her grandmother, and her uncle. Her parents were the owners of a furniture factory in the fictitious town of Ashmore, North Carolina. Typically, they are depicted as more intelligent, thoughtful, funny, and rebellious than other children of their age. Hannah's family had recently moved to North Carolina from Chicago. Grace was from a wealthy Catholic family and lived with her mother, a socialite. Set in 1965, the show was compared by some to another look-back-through-the-years show, The Wonder Years. Fred Savage, the star of that hit ABC series, even appeared in the series' final episode. The theme song was the original version of: "Do You Believe In Magic" by the Lovin' Spoonful.

The two main actresses, Shawkat and Whitman, went on to co-star on Fox's Arrested Development. Shawkat was in the main cast and Whitman was a recurring guest star in season two and the beginning of season three (2004-2005). Shawkat played Maeby Funke on the show, while Whitman played Ann Veal, the girlfriend of Maeby's cousin George Michael Bluth (Michael Cera). Shawkat and Manoff would later star in 2009's Bart Got a Room.

Cast

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Guest stars

  • Bryan Neal: (Walker Adams, Grace's older half-brother)
  • Bonnie Bailey-Reed (Shirley, Rayburn's receptionist)
  • Carl M. Craig (Greer, the McKees' chauffeur)
  • Patricia Forte (Cookie, the McKees' maid)
  • Tom Verica (Tommy Austin, Tattie's fiancé)
  • Adrian Neil (Nigel Grenville III, Tattie's friend)

Awards

The series was created by Brenda Lilly and Hollis Rich and was recipient of many awards including The Parents Television Council, the Humanitas Award, and a Jewish Image Award. Shawkat and Whitman were both nominated for the Young Artist Award for the Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress in 2002.

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