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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:

SERIES FINALE

THE POIGNANT SERIES FINALE OF ABC’S “SUPERNANNY” AIRS FRIDAY, MARCH 18

“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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Lynn March 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I will miss watching Supernanny Jo. She offered much needed advice to family’s who were is desperate of help. Best wishes to her as she starts her own family!

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diana March 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Jo’s knowledge of parenting techniques are essential and proven successful.
Parent education classes ordered by the courts should be manatory for ALL parents, foster home caretakers, educator’s . . . As a social worker for over years, I was abused for TOO many years by my mother. Now with a Master of Social Work Degree, I know what children experience. I have treated many children who have been abused. Any parent or adult who abuse a child might find these same children as adult displaying the same behavior who were once abused. Check out the gang and prison population for both men and women. Education provides skillbuilding information necessary for life. i am available as a consultant for the NEW desperately needed parent.

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linda March 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I am an old fashion babysitter and it seem like every mother i knew had problems with their children’s behavior. I can’t tell you how many moms i told to watch suppernany. I learned so much but i had a problem when they switched it to friday. I missed the show over and over after they moved it and i’ll bet i’m not the only person who had this problem. I liked it much better when it was on during the week. This may have been a big part of the problem the ratings went down because friday is the beginning of the weekend and a lot people are either going out or family’s are renting a movie for the nite instead of watching tv. I know this made a huge impact on my household when it came to watching this show.

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Debby oneal March 19, 2011 at 5:55 am

I will miss Supernanny enormously

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Jerris March 19, 2011 at 5:30 am

Wonderful show, I will miss it and miss Jo Jo.

I was looking for the recipe from the last episode — she made a healthy meal for the boys; I have a picky eater Grandson and wanted to try it for him.

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tg March 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I think she should marry the guy on the show tonight. I think there was chemistry for sure!

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BC March 19, 2011 at 9:19 am

That’s so funny, that’s what I was thinking…. :)

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Laurie March 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

With Jo Frost wanting to end the show to start her own family, I feel okay about this show ending. If the network had ended the show, I would have been very upset.

Jo Frost is an amazingly gifted Family Mentor. I have watched most episodes and believe she has offered these families some wonderful tools for having a happy health family. Hopefully, the show will continue in reruns allowing more parents to learn very effective methods for managing family challenges. Perhaps she will write a book or provide a video series for parents to use on there own.

I just love her and wish she was on TV when my 16 year old son was little.
Take Care JoJo—We will miss you!!!

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Laurie March 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Just noticed the links for different books she has written….That’s Great!!!

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Chantale dalphond March 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm

How I will miss jojo on Friday nights … I am sad! I have been watching this show for like 5 years. I was a little bit sad to hear that it was the series finale tonight march 18 2011. I just hope that one day she will come back on television. I also hope that she will have a nice life with what ever she want’s to accomplish because she is and still will be one of my hero. I am only 26 year’s old almost 27 years old and supernanny show was my favorite show but I was also making mental notes for future use if one day I decide I have kids. But I would like to thank jojo and her team for 7 years of very good shows and very good ways and free teaching…lol

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ADO March 18, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I’m sorry to see this show end. It made me not want to have kids.

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BHuber March 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I love super nanny and sorry to see this show end.
I believe this is a great show and I learned a lot from this show.
I really loved this last show and feel so heart broken for this family that lost their Mom and wife.

Good luck Jo

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danielle March 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

aww– i had no idea supernanny was ending tonight.. Im really goin to miss Jo Jo and her great advice and ideas. She really is a great woman with a great big wonderful heart. Well miss u Jo

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Ahna March 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I think SuperNanny is the best show on ABC! I am very disappointed to see it canceled, especially since I think she has such good advice for parents on raising their kids. So many people in this country are having children without any clue on how to raise them properly, a show like this is extremely needed. Most parents in this country rely on teachers and nanny’s to raise their children. As a teacher I have found many of Jo’s techniques very useful in my classroom management. ABC has canceled its best show, I have no reason to watch this network any longer.

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J. R. Dennison March 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm

I’m sorry to see Supernanny end. I can’t help but wonder if Jo is not a little bit past her prime in starting her own family. Is she married? I will miss her show on Friday nights.

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admatin March 18, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Oh I really hate to see this series end. Modern parents have somehow in a permissive world forgotten that you have to raise, socialize and parent children. When left to raise themselves children are uncivilized animals that hate, fight, pillage, hurt themselves and others. Remember the novel “The Lord of the Flies”. They do not progress into evolving thinking learning human beings. They only continue into adulthood creating chaos, war and dispare for human development and enlightenment.

I do hope Jo Jo the best for her own family, but hope she returns in the future.

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Susan March 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I loved “Supernanny”. Although, I may not have always agreed with Jo’s advice (most of the time I did) it was obvious she knew what she was doing & had a wonderful heart.

I will miss seeing her every week.

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Ann March 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I will miss Supernanny. I think it was a great show and Jo helped a lot of families.

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