THE SLEEP-DEPRIVED BULLARD FAMILY TURNS TO JO FROST TO TAME THEIR BOYS, ON ABC'S "SUPERNANNY"
"Bullard Family" - How can one exhausted couple cope with the demands of a thriving family business and two out-of-control youngsters? The toddler won't go to bed, and the older one has no respect for his parents, back-talking and mocking them at every turn. When parents lose hope and are desperate for answers, there's just one person to call. This is a job for "Supernanny," airing FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/24/05)
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.
Bryce and Jen Bullard are a Colorado couple who are struggling to manage a busy plumbing business and raise two unruly children. The Bullard household is chaotic, with work phones ringing off the hook and kids screaming late into the night. Jen is at the breaking point, as she tries to juggle her roles as secretary, homemaker and mother. The Bullard boys, two-year-old Rylan and six-year-old Brycie, have full rein of the house. Brycie constantly talks back to his parents, and baby Rylan refuses to sleep in his crib, shrieking at the top of his lungs at the mention of bedtime and spending hours delaying it. Jen and Bryce have very different views of parenting; Jen is more lenient, while Dad is quick to punish. In order for Bryce and Jen to gain control of their household, they must learn get on the same page with their discipline and follow the Supernanny method.
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.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.