SUPERNANNY FACES HER BIGGEST ADVERSARY YET -- NOT A CHILD,
BUT FEISTY AUNT DONNA, A CAREGIVER WHO LETS HER FOUR NIECES
RUN RIOT -- ON ABC�S �SUPERNANNY�
�Schwartz Family� � Cathy and Steve Schwartz both work full-time and Catherine�s sister, Donna, who lives just a block away and raised Cathy after their mom�s death, is the main caregiver for their four rambunctious Schwartz children. There�s baby Emily, 1, Katelyn, 3, Amanda, 4, and Samantha, 6. From morning to night, no one wants to discipline the children, and any attempts made by the parents are thwarted by Donna, whose refrain is, �They�re just kids.� Mornings are a study in chaos, as Mom plays short-order cook to the girls, racing to get to the older ones on the school bus and herself to work on time. Plus, though she�s 3-1/2, Katelyn still isn�t potty-trained. Dad says that keeping the girls in line is harder than his job as a city cop, and Cathy despairs that the girls consider Donna more their mom than herself. Donna sees no reason to change and makes no bones about it � she doesn�t want Jo there. Can Supernanny make Donna a believer and help tame Steve and Cathy�s wild bunch? �Supernanny� airs MONDAY, JULY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 3/13/06)
Hailed by the New York Times as �fascinating� and �required viewing;� praised by Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman and Kelly Ripa; acclaimed by such publications as Newsweek, Hollywood Reporter and The New Yorker; and lauded by parents and nannies across America, �Supernanny� is a hit. Jo Frost, as Supernanny, can tame the wildest toddler, soothe the savage six-year-old and get the most difficult child to overcome problems with behavior, sleep, mealtime, potty training and other challenges that have vexed parents around the world for centuries. After just three episodes of the show aired in the U.K. in summer 2004, Jo Frost became Britain�s hottest new TV star and godsend to desperate parents who were dazzled by her amazing results with misbehaving children. She debuted in America in early 2005 and captivated Americans as well with her practical, no-nonsense style, honed over 16 years of nannying. �Supernanny� is now an international phenomenon; it airs in 37 territories, almost all of them with Frost as Supernanny. Her book, Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children, was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.
On the show, 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 and Tony Yates the co-executive producer of the American version. �Supernanny� is produced by Ricochet, Ltd. �Supernanny� is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.