A SUCCESSFUL COP AND A SCHOOLTEACHER ARE FLUMMOXED BY THEIR
CHALLENGING CHILDREN, ON "SUPERNANNY," MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 ON ABC
"Bailey Family" -- Bill and Stacie Bailey have demanding jobs and an even more demanding family. Bill is a police officer, and Stacie teaches at the local elementary school. But when they return from long days on the job, the real work begins - raising Billy and Jadyn, ages two and six. "Billy can be very sweet - then there's the devil," says Stacie referring to her son's epic tantrums. Daughter Jadyn, according to Stacie, is "already hitting the moodiness of puberty," plus the youngster has a major sleeping problem. She sleeps everywhere but her own bed, preferring her parents' room or even the hallway floor! Will Bill be able to police his children's behavior? How can educator Stacie teach her children respect and discipline? When the parents run out of answers, it's Jo Frost to the rescue, on "Supernanny," MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Supernanny Jo Frost catapulted to fame when the U.K. version of "Supernanny" debuted in 2004, and she's considered by many to be a godsend to U.S. parents and media, counting Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Ripa, Newsweek and reporters nationwide among her fans. In addition, her new book, Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children, is already No. 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
On the television program, Jo observes how 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 true 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.