FOR THE FIRST TIME JO TAKES MANHATTAN, WORKING WITH PARENTS WHO
CAN'T SAY NO TO THEIR TOY-ADDICTED SONS, ON ABC'S "SUPERNANNY"
"The Sachs Family" � Jo Frost takes on her first-ever Manhattan family. Greg and Fanci Sachs work long hours to provide Ryan, 5, and Jonathon, 3, an Upper West side childhood, but their guilt over time away from the boys weakens their resolve in the face of Ryan's tantrums. The youngster will have a complete meltdown in public when he doesn't get his way � he's even pitched a fit in Times Square because Mom wouldn't take him inside a toy store -- and it's making a big impression on Jonathon. The apartment is stuffed to bursting with kid gear and toys, since Mom buys toys three times a week at the boys' request, and the family owns 7 strollers, 4 of which are strewn around the cluttered home. Ryan's got separation issues with Fanci -- whenever she leaves the house, he clings and cries, and she unwittingly plays into it by prolonging her departures with lots of discussion and reassurance. Bedtime is a nightmare, and usually ends with both parents lying down with the boys till they eventually fall asleep. Later the boys join their parents in bed anyway, leaving everyone exhausted the next day. Can Supernanny get Greg and Fanci on track in a New York minute? "Supernanny" airs FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Nick Emmerson and Stephanie Schwam are executive producers of the American version. "Supernanny" is produced by Ricochet, Ltd.
"Supernanny" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.