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Supernanny: ABC Airs the Last Episode; Was It Cancelled?

SupernannyTonight, ABC says goodbye to their Supernanny reality series. Jo Frost announced that she was ready to end the TV series so that she would have time to start a family of her own. After seven seasons, Nanny Jo has parked the “nanny-mobile” for good.

Had the ratings been better, ABC might have considered bringing in a new host. With the ratings as they are, it was only a matter of time before the TV show would have been cancelled. It’s currently the lowest-rated show on the network.

Here’s the last episode description from ABC:



“Evans Family” – After six seasons, on the 117th episode and series finale of “Supernanny,” Jo Frost travels to Houston, Texas to work with a family whose mom died of breast cancer a year earlier. Jo lost own her mother to breast cancer when she was growing up. “To me, this is the end of the world!,” laments 6-year-old Michael, who misses his mother terribly and feels his memories of her slipping away. Dad Gary is trying his best to raise Michael and younger sons Sean, 4 and Dylan, 3, on his own, but he’s overwhelmed and can’t bring himself to enforce the rules his wife established for the boys. The boys act out, there’s lots of sibling fighting and their screaming can be deafening at times. In addition, Dylan still isn’t potty trained, and all the boys are picky eaters and devoted to unhealthful foods. When Sean acts up over not getting candy and Jo puts him into his first time out in ages, an epic standoff takes place. Can Jo help this grieving family find peace? Find out on “Supernanny,” FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Nick Emmerson and Stephanie Schwam are executive producers of the American version. “Supernanny” is produced by Shed Media.

This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

What do you think? Are you sorry to see Supernanny go? Did you benefit from watching this TV series?


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Imelda Pearce October 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I was shocked to try to record more episodes on my DVR and find neither Supernanny or Jo Frost listed. I love Jo’s persona. I find her techniques, including consistency and firmness, admirable. I wonder where she went to school to learn how to do this. I was an elementary education major and learned nothing of the sort.
I am so glad for her she is taking time for her life. Life is not replaceable, and by the time you get to my age (over 60) you start to realize that your be-ing is more important to your do-ing. But I will miss her series greatly.


Tami May 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

Yes, I will miss it GREATLY!!! I have been wondering when it was going to start back up. I watched it faithfully, every Friday night, I just thought it was taking a long break…like some of my other shows. I hope Jo has a wonderful time bringing up her own children. She will be missed though.


Wendy in NC January 29, 2012 at 7:30 am

Jo Frost is one of the smartest women I know! I thive on her wisdoms everynight. She is confident, balanced, wholesome and heart-based. I use her “wisdoms” in my adult relationship, since she is empowered and is helping me to find my voice so I can stay strong! God Bless you, Jo. May you family benefit the keen wisdoms that you have shared with us Americans. You are a woman that I would enjoy having as my best friend. You are insightful and right on the target –every single time! I will miss you. Gratitude hugs for making American women think for themselves, Wendy in NC


Shannon Nelson January 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Supernanny I need you! I am a grandmother now but as a mom I was dreadful. No, really! A screaming frustrated pull my hair out mess and my poor daughter suffered for it. Now I am a much better grandmother because of you and your program. But I have an issue I need help with and I would very much hope you can email me to discuss it. I don’t want to put it out where everyone can see it. I hope you understand. I will continue to watch your reruns as long as I live…I hope you come back on tv soon though. I think your show was the greatest thing to happen to parents everywhere. Bless you.


Magda November 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I am so very sorry that Jo Frost has left the show. I agree with some other comments that presently in America, this show “indicts” how we parent in America. It takes a great amount of energy and sacrifice to raise healthy, moderately well behaved children. Parental emotional laziness and immaturity, really is the way to Juvie!


Amber September 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Good for you Jo! You deserve it! Though you will be greatly missed! You’ve helped so many families with your show! Thank you for sharing your no-nonsense style. ;) It’s one I completely support:) You’ve brought so much love, respect and understanding into so many homes. I wish you the best!


anie July 19, 2011 at 8:25 am

I am a grandmother of 1o and loved the smart and winsome, Jo. God bless her and ABC for airing a clean show. Wish you could bring her back after her own children are older to see how she trains her little ones.


Shirley Mann July 3, 2011 at 11:11 am

I loved Supernanny not only because of what she accomplished with the children, but what she helped the parents with.
I am the director of a home for women, whom most have children, but they do not know how to discipline themselves, much less their children.
The show helps me help women with their children, but also some issues they deal with.


Amber September 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

It is a sad thing to see it go. We can model for young mothers and it helped to have a good role model on television setting the pace. -She will be greatly missed.


Lu McLu May 31, 2011 at 9:08 am

The show was probably not watched because stupid American parents don’t want to learn how to raise their spoiled-brat children, and would rather let their heathens run around damaging everything, so that they can grow up and murder their parents for the $5 in their pocket.


anie July 19, 2011 at 8:25 am

Sad…but afraid, true


Jana Dana December 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Everytime I go to a public place, I am reminded of why Super Nanny was such a valuable program. Yet programs like The Simpsons, Family Guy and King of the Hill remain in rerun.


Anonymous January 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

wow you must not be from America. For your info not every kid in America is not a spoiled brat. And people spoiled there kids all around the world not just her in the US. So before you write something take a look around before you critizes other counties.


sheila February 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Seriously….stupid American parents? My kids were all well behaved and I never had an issue when we were out in public. They loved going on road trips and out to eat, and were aware of what behavior was expected. I never once had to leave a restaurant, or public place because my children were misbehaving.

On the other hand, I’ve been to restaurants where adult tourists from other countries have been escorted out due to obnoxious behavior. Would you like me to generalize about them?


Bea May 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I truly adore her. I watched all her episodes. I got a lot idea how to bring up children. I am very confident now to have a baby and how to bring up. I do not beleive that this was lowest rated show.. It should be one of the highest rated one!!! Wish her all the best!! ALL THE BEST!


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