A CHAOTIC HOUSEHOLD OF SEVEN, INCLUDING TWO SETS OF TODDLER TWINS, NEEDS A "SUPERNANNY" MIRACLE ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
"Burnett Family" - The Burnetts are in over their heads. With five kids, including Zachary (8) and two sets of twins -- Joseph and John (3) and Michael and Molly (16 months) -- this is a family consumed by chaos. A self-employed, stay-at-home dad, Michael, is struggling to find a balance between work and family. Mom Joanne is a schoolteacher who comes home every afternoon to four needy toddlers who want all of her attention and a household full of chores that Dad has deemed "woman's work." Jo enters the equation with a master plan for this family to organize their lives and wake up to the reality of their situation. Jo's ultimate goal: reduce the chaos, add structure to an unbalanced routine and give the parents the tools to manage their clingy brood, on "Supernanny," WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/18/05)
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 parents, counting millions of viewers among her fans. In addition, her paperback book, Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children, rose to No. 1 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.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.