Tonight, 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:
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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