Air Date: Monday, January 31, 2005
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#103) "Orm Family"
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Ray Richmond of Hollywood Reporter raves:

"Don't look now, but ABC might have yet another hit on its hands.... God help me, but I fell for 'Supernanny' and its Mary Poppins-like star, Jo Frost, a plump and very British real-life nanny who swoops down like a gift from heaven to save American parents from themselves. She's already a superstar in Britain...and it's easy to see why....Jo is the real deal, having honed her child care/control skills during 15 years of nannying....One family rescued. Only a hundred million to go. But with Jo in charge, it can't help but be entertaining to witness."

"Orm Family" - Parents Shawn and Tammy Orm have lost control of their three sons. Eight-year-old Chandler talks back to his parents and has an attitude problem. Caden, who is six, has a nasty habit of beating up his younger brother, Declan. He also refuses to eat during mealtimes, choosing instead to throw tantrums. Three-year-old Declan is quickly learning to emulate his older brothers' bad behavior. In addition, his favorite pastime is sneaking out of the house to wander the neighborhood unsupervised. Stay-at-home mom Tammy is a softie and refuses to discipline her boys, letting them get away with murder. Video technician Shawn takes a tougher approach, often yelling at his sons, but that doesn't curb their naughtiness either. When parents lose hope and are desperate for answers, there's just one person to call. This is a job for "Supernanny," airing MONDAY, JANUARY 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The miracle worker is Jo Frost, a.k.a. Supernanny, Britain's hottest new TV star and godsend to desperate parents across the U.K. who were dazzled by her amazing results when her series debuted this summer, as she showed families the tools for transforming their children's wild ways. Her practical, no-nonsense style was honed over 15 years of nannying in the U.K. and the U.S. Now American families can tap into the secrets of this modern-day Mary Poppins.

Jo observes how the parents handle their day-to-day obstacles with their children. Once she's assessed the pitfalls, she works with the parents, instilling her tried-and-true methods for transforming unwanted behavior. Then, after demonstrating just how well the new style will work and getting unbelievable results from the children, the parents must fly solo with the Supernanny techniques. For several days they try to implement Jo's suggestions, and she revisits them at the end of the program to help keep them on track for the future. When parents witness Jo's results and -- even better -- achieve them on their own, they are truly believers in the Supernanny way. Best of all, children and adults alike can enjoy the lasting benefits of a more harmonious family life.

Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Craig Armstrong is executive producer of the American version. "Supernanny" is produced by Ricochet, Ltd. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

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