JO FROST TRAVELS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE TO HELP PARENTS OF FOUR DEAL WITH
THEIR DEFIANT TEENS AND TWEENS, ON ABC'S "SUPERNANNY"
"Quinn Family" � Jo Frost travels to Amherst, New Hampshire to help Gina and David Quinn deal with their four out-of-control teens and tweens on "Supernanny," FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Chiropractor David often acts like a big kid, laughing at the kids' antics even when they cross the line, and leaving Gina, a personal trainer, to referee on her own. She admits, "We are at a total loss." 14-year-old Casey, who is a wrestler at school, is very physically and verbally aggressive at home with his siblings and parents. He punches, shoves and hits, and has a bullying style, whether dealing with his big sister, Cally, 16, or younger sibs Corey, 10 or Carli, 9. All of the children swear like sailors and refuse to do chores, stubbornly saying that they're not paid enough per chore! Gina admits that she doesn't enjoy being around her kids, and husband David erupts in nervous laughter whenever the children defy him. His physical horseplay with Casey results in Dad getting injured, but he laughs it off, to Jo's amazement. (Rebroadcast. OAD 10/3/08)
Jo not only has to take the kids in hand, but she actually has to pull Dad aside for a firm talking-to about his lack of seriousness in changing his ways. The family is so fractured, Jo decides to unite them by taking them on a snowshoe hike as a family, with each member of the family acting as leader at one point during the hike. But Cally and her Mom have a fit when Jo announces that the Quinns will be overnighting at the campsite's rustic bunkhouse � without electricity, computers or modern comforts. Can Jo get the Quinns back on track and tame Casey's bullying ways?
Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Nick Emmerson and Holly Wofford are executive producers 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.