Episodes: 117 (hour)
TV show dates: January 17, 2005 — March 18, 2011
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Jo Frost and Jeff Bartsch (narrator).
TV show description:
This reality show features nanny Jo Frost helping families with children who are uncontrollable or excessively naughty.
Using a variety of methods, she helps the children control themselves and shows the parents ways to maintain order in their households.
Episode 117 — Evans Family
“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. Jo helps this grieving family find peace and move forward.
First aired: March 18, 2011.