Nanny 911

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Nanny 911
Format Reality
Starring Stella Reid
Deborah Carroll
Yvonne Shove
Yvonne Finnerty
Lilian Sperling
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 51
Production
Executive producer(s) Paul Jackson
Bruce Toms
Producer(s) Suzanne Ali
Karyn Benkendorfer
Stacey Dowdy Travis
Thomas Loureiro
Paulette Terry
Stacey Travis
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Granada America (now branded ITV Studios)
Distributor 20th Century Fox Television (2004-2007)
CMT Productions (2009-present)
Broadcast
Original channel Fox (2004-2006)
CMT (2009-present)
ITV2 (2004-present (UK))
Original run November 3, 2004 (2004-11-03) – June 6, 2009 (2009-06-06)

Nanny 911 is a reality television show in the United States, which originally aired on FOX (and airs in the UK on ITV2, whose sister company, Granada America, produces the show).

On February 27, 2008, FOX announced that they sold the rights to Nanny 911 (as well as its partnered FOX show, Trading Spouses) to CMT.[1] The show has also had reruns on ABC Family in 2008 (where it no longer airs). New episodes of the series began airing on CMT in April 2009 until June 2009. However, no new episodes have been produced since then with no word on whether the show will make another return.

Synopsis[edit]

Nanny 911 is loosely based on the British television programme Little Angels, in which American families with unmanageable children are reformed by British nannies, including one who served for the royal family.

The introduction features montages of several clips of unruly children (and the nannies' surprised reactions), whereupon stock footage shows a "call" being made to Nanny 911 where "Head Nanny Lilian" (Lilian Sperling, featured as "Nanny to the British Royal Family") answers "Nanny 911" (on an old rotary dial phone).

After the intro the selected family is featured on a separate clip. Head Nanny Lilian and the other nannies – "Nanny Deb" (Deborah Carroll), "Nanny Stella" (Stella Reid), and "Nanny Yvonne" (originally Yvonne Shove, guest star Jo Frost would sub in, later replaced by Yvonne Finnerty for unspecified reasons) discuss the clip, whereupon Lilian announces (based on the major need; each nanny specializes in one area, such as proper etiquette or controlling temper tantrums) which nanny will visit the family. The nannies are featured visiting the family in traditional nanny dress (similar to that worn by Mary Poppins).

The nanny's first day is spent solely in observing the family dynamics in order to determine a suitable plan of action for changing the children's behavior; at the end of the day the nanny discusses what needs to be done. The remainder of the week shows the plan being implemented, along with the parents' reactions (which can be quite negative, especially when the nanny mentions how the parents' actions have resulted in the problem). At the end of the week, the nanny generally compliments the family for the changed behavior. The last segment shows the family receiving a substantial gift from the nanny (such as a new car or a home renovation).

The families that are eligible for the show usually have four or more children (though some episodes show homes with fewer children), and the children are usually younger than 9 years of age (though also not always the case). The parents usually have an income that allows them to be upper middle-class.

After Season Two, the gift portion was removed. In Season Four, Nanny Yvonne did not appear due to budgetary reasons and the format changed. Rather than showing a clip to the nannies then deciding which one would go, Lillian just called one of them and sent them to the family. In some episodes this season, the nanny observes for two days rather than one.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2004-2005)[edit]

Season Episode # Series Episode # Family Name Location Assigned Nanny
1 1 "Rock Family" Southern California Nanny Deb
Karen and Matt have a four-year-old boy called Dylan and a two-year-old girl called Natalie.
2 2 "McCray Family" New York, New York Nanny Stella
Tracey and Craig have a nine-year-old boy called CJ, a six-year-old boy called Michael, a three-year-old boy called Joseph, a two-year-old boy called Jack and a two-year-old boy called Francis. Jack and Francis are identical twins.
3 3 "McRoberts Family" Minneapolis, Minnesota Nanny Deb
Dianna and Doug have a seven-year-old boy called Nate, a seven-year-old boy called Sam, a seven-year-old boy called Josh, a three-year-old boy called Jake and a three-year-old boy called Joey. Nate, Sam and Josh are identical triplets. Jake and Joey are identical twins.
4 4 "Priore Family" Long Island, New York Nanny Stella
Nina and Joe have a ten-year-old girl called Faith, an eight-year-old boy called John, an eight-year-old boy called Joseph, an eight-year-old girl called Lynn and an eight-year-old girl called Nicole. John, Joseph, Lynn and Nicole are fraternal quadruplets.
5 5 "Lorimor Family" Jacksonville, North Carolina Nanny Stella
Ginger and Theron have a four-year-old girl called Seersha and a three-year-old boy called Theron.
6 6 "Johnston Family" Long Island, New York Nanny Yvonne
Kristin and Scott have an eight-year-old girl called Olivia, a six-year-old girl called Hannah, a five-year-old girl called Kaeley, a four-year-old girl called Amelia, a two-year-old girl called Molly, a two-year-old girl called Natalie and a two-year-old girl called Rebecca. Molly, Natalie and Rebecca are identical triplets.
7 7 "Paul Family" St. Louis, Missouri Nanny Deb
Cindy and Tim have an eight-year-old girl called Kimberly, a four-year-old girl called Bethany, a four-year-old boy called Michael and a four-year-old girl called Lauren. Bethany, Michael and Lauren are fraternal triplets.
8 8 "Sterneman Family" Los Angeles, California Nanny Deb
Roxanne and John have a ten-year-old boy called Tyler, a six-year-old girl called Dana and a three-year-old girl called Lauren.
9 9 "Finck Family" Brookfield, Connecticut Nanny Deb
Deborah and Paul have a nine-year-old girl called Alexandra, a nine-year-old girl called Amanda, a four-year-old girl called Katarina, a four-year-old boy called Stephen, a three-year-old boy called Daniel and a three-year-old boy David. Alexandra and Amanda are identical twins. Katarina and Stephen are fraternal twins. Daniel and David are identical twins.
10 10 "Cubbison Family" N/A Nanny Stella
Amy and Neil have a seven-year-old boy called William, a three-year-old boy called Jac and a one-year-old girl called Kaylee.
11 11 "Dunleavy Family" Long Island, New York Nanny Deb
Denise and Kevin have a nine-year-old boy called Connor, a seven-year-old boy called Kyle, a six-year-old boy called Logan, a four-year-old boy called Kevin and a three-year-old girl called Corinne who was born with Down's syndrome.
12 12 "Amico Family" Rochester, New York Nanny Deb
Dawn and David have a six-year-old boy called Sal, a five-year-old girl called Carmella, a five-year-old boy called Christopher, a five-year-old girl called Gabriella and a five-year-old girl called Gianna. Carmella, Christopher, Gabriella and Gianna are fraternal quadruplets.
13 13 "McKelvain Family" Orlando, Florida Nanny Yvonne
Stevi and John have a seven-year-old girl called Madelyn, a six-year-old boy called Jack, a three-year-old boy called Andrew and a two-year-old boy called Sam.
14 14 "King Family" Goshen, New York Nanny Stella
Laura and Chris have a seven-year-old girl called Danielle, a six-year-old boy called Christopher, a four-year-old girl called Courtney, a two-year-old boy called Connor and a one-year-old girl called Kaity.
15 15 "Lawrence Family" Atlanta, Georgia Nanny Stella
Tammy and Jim have a five-year-old boy called James and a three-year-old boy called Jacob.
16 16 "Silcock Family" Huntington Beach, California Nannies Deb, Stella, and Yvonne
Ann and Jim have a group of boys, who were all born with a disability.
17 17 "Dickson Family" San Diego, California Nanny Deb
Kirsten has an eight-year-old girl called Jacquelynne and a seven-year-old boy called Colin.

Season 2 (2005-2006)[edit]

Season Episode # Series Episode # Family Name Location Assigned Nanny
1 18 "Tieso Family" Franklin, Massachusetts Nanny Deb
Andrea and Joe have a seven-year-old boy called Brandon and a seven-year-old girl called Madison and a three-year-old boy called Andrew. Brandon and Madison are fraternal twins.
2 19 "Abner Family" Carlisle, Pennsylvania Nanny Deb
Michelle and Dennis have an eleven-year-old girl called Emily, an eight-year-old girl called Bridget, a six-year-old girl called Rachel, a four-year-old girl called Heidi and a one-year-old boy called Jacob.
3 20 "Race Family" St. Louis, Missouri Nanny Stella
Tracy and Kevin have a twelve-year-old boy called Camden, a six-year-old girl called Chloe, a five-year-old boy called Keagan and a four-year-old girl called Kylie.
4 21 "Maucione Family" Pearl River, New York Nanny Yvonne
Dawn and Michael have a five-year-old boy called Mikey, a three-year-old girl called Alexandra and a three-year-old girl called Amanda. Alexandra and Amanda are identical twins.
5 22 "Nannis Family" Lawrenceville, Georgia Nanny Yvonne
Amy and Brian have an eight-year-old girl called Caroline, a seven-year-old girl called Abby, a five-year-old girl called Mary, a three-year-old boy called Emory, a two-year-old boy called Thomas and a five-month-old girl called Maggie.
6 23 "Spaulding Family" Newburgh, Ohio Nanny Deb
Vicki and Brent have a nine-year-old boy called Luke, a seven-year-old boy called Seth, who was born with spina bifida, a six-year-old boy called Aiden, a four-year-old boy called Owen, a two-year-old boy called Gabriel and a four-month-old boy called Cameron.
7 24 "Moore Family" Missouri Nanny Stella
Barbara and Darryl have a ten-year-old girl called Ryan, a ten-year-old boy called Trevor, an eight-year-old boy called Spencer, a seven-year-old girl called Emily and a five-year-old girl called Natalie. Ryan and Trevor are fraternal twins.
8 25 "Graham Family" N/A Nanny Deb
Jeanine and Steve have a thirteen-year-old boy called Zack, a six-year-old boy called Max, a five-year-old boy called Reese and a five-year-old boy called Trevor. Reese and Trevor are identical twins.
9 26 "Delaney Family" Long Island, New York Nanny Yvonne
Janice and Kerry have a three-year-old girl called Julia and a one-year-old girl called Zoey.
10 27 "George Family" Boston, Massachusetts Nanny Deb
Theresa and Jeff have a four-year-old girl called Imari, a two-year-old boy called Kadin and a two-year-old boy called Kobi. Kadin and Kobi are identical twins.
11 28 "Longaric-Green Family" Detroit, Michigan Nanny Stella
Michelle and Adam have an eight-year-old boy called Sean, a six-year-old girl called Erica and a five-year-old boy called Adam.

Season 3 (2006-2007)[edit]

Season Episode # Series Episode # Family Name Location Assigned Nanny
1 29 "Morris Family" Marietta, Georgia Nanny Stella
Heidi and Craig have a five-year-old boy called Parker, a three-year-old boy called Jackson and a one-year-old girl called Ella.
2 30 "Scharnitzky Family" N/A Nanny Stella
Jen and Jay have an eight-year-old boy called Alex, a four-year-old boy called Sam and a two-year-old girl called Abby.
3 31 "Arilotta Family" Rochester, New York Nanny Deb
Kammy and Chris have a five-year-old boy called Christopher, a five-year-old boy called Justin and a five-year-old boy called Tyler. Christopher, Justin and Tyler are identical triplets.
4 32 "Giannetto Family" Centereach, New York Nanny Yvonne
Kelley and Anthony have a seven-year-old boy called Charles, a six-year-old boy called Anthony, a five-year-old girl called Gianna, a three-year-old girl called Samantha and a two-year-old boy called Dominick.
5 33 "Elgin Family" Tacoma, Washington Nanny Stella
Suzie and Rich have an eight-year-old girl called Shasta, a six-year-old boy called Shiloh and a two-year-old girl called Kea.
6 34 "McCafferty Family" Staten Island, New York Nanny Stella
Siobhan and Sean have a five-year-old girl called Deirdre, a five-year-old boy called John, a two-year-old girl called Kathleen, a two-year-old girl called Mary, a two-year-old girl called Siobhan and a one-year-old girl called Ann. Deirdre and John are fraternal twins. Kathleen, Mary and Siobhan are identical triplets.
7 35 "Landsberger Family" St. Joseph, Minnesota Nanny Yvonne
Melissa and Bob have an eleven-year-old girl called Courtney, a six-year-old girl called Madison and a four-year-old girl called Paige.
8 36 "Walker Family" Albertville, Minnesota Nanny Deb
Nikki and Jim have a nine-year-old girl called Jordyn and a five-year-old boy called Jackson.
9 37 "McDowell Family" New City, New York Nanny Deb
Eileen and Kevin have a nine-year-old boy called Ryan, a five-year-old boy called Michael and a two-year-old boy called Christopher.
10 38 "Dirks Family" Glendale, Arizona Nanny Stella
Amber and Paul have a three-year-old boy called Amari and a two-year-old girl called Anissa.
11 39 "Brogdon Family" Gastonia, North Carolina Nanny Deb
Angela and David have a four-year-old girl called Beth, a four-year-old boy called Dave and a four-year-old boy called Joe. Beth, Dave and Joe are fraternal triplets.
12 40 "Mills Family" Orlando, Florida Nanny Yvonne
Jennifer and Kenny have a nine-year-old boy called Mathew, a six-year-old girl called Madison, a two-year-old boy called Mason and a one-year-old boy called Maxwell.
13 41 "Kramer Family" Cedar Rapids, Iowa Nanny Stella
Jessica and Ted have a six-year-old boy called Brevin, a four-year-old boy called Ryland, a two-year-old boy called Nolan and a three-month-old girl called Annika.
14 42 "Keffer Family" Richmond, Virginia Nanny Deb
Camile and Chris have a seven-year-old girl called Madison and a two-year-old boy called Carter.
15 43 "Hanley Family" Hernando Beach, Florida Nanny Stella
Alice and Jim have a ten-year-old boy called Matthew, an eight-year-old girl called Stephanie and a four-year-old girl called Cassandra.

Season 4 (2009)[edit]

Season Episode # Series Episode # Family Name Location Assigned Nanny
1 44 "Mazzei Family" New York, New York Nanny Deb
Jackie and Marc have a four-year-old boy called Jack and a four-year-old girl called Ava. Jack and Ava are fraternal twins.
2 45 "Balsamo Family" Staten Island, New York Nanny Stella
Elaine and Sergio have an eleven-year-old boy called Giovanni, a nine-year-old girl called Adrianna and a two-year-old boy called Marco.
3 46 "Connolly Family" N/A Nanny Deb
Kelly and Eric have a four-year-old girl called Kiara, a three-year-old girl called Kayla and a one-year-old boy called Evan.
4 47 "O'Melia Family" N/A Nanny Stella
Judy and Jim have a six-year-old girl called Kayleigh, a four-year-old boy called Eamon, a four-year-old boy called James, a two-year-old boy called Declan and a one-year-old boy called Finn. Eamon and James are identical twins.
5 48 "Valenti Family" Ventura, California Nanny Deb
Deborah and Nicholas have a three-year-old boy called Nicholas, a two-year-old boy called Giancarlo and a one-year-old boy called Giovanni.
6 49 "Whipple Family" Connecticut Nanny Stella
Linda and Robert have a fourteen-year-old boy called Dougie, a twelve-year-old boy called Robbie, an eleven-year-old girl called Jessie-Marie, a five-year-old girl called Alexandra and a three-year-old boy called Justin.
7 50 "Mauro Family" Wappingers Falls, New York Nanny Deb
Kara and Ed have a nine-year-old boy called Anthony, a six-year-old boy called Paul and a three-year-old girl called Isabella.
8 51 "Henry Family" Howard Beach, New York Nanny Stella
Allison and Mike have a twelve-year-old girl called Jacqueline, a ten-year-old girl called Cassandra and a six-year-old boy called Michael.

Cancelled Spin-off[edit]

In April 2005, a potential spin-off for the show was aired as a "special episode" entitled Marriage 911. It was framed as though Laura and Chris King's marriage problems had proved too much for Nanny Stella and a marriage counselor was needed. The series never materialized.

International versions[edit]

Nanny 911 has been broadcast or slightly adapted in other countries.

  • The USA version of Nanny 911 has been shown on ITV2, and on the main ITV Network.
  • Reruns of the USA version of Nanny 911 is shown on CMT.
  • The USA version is shown in Mexico on TVNL and known as Niñera S.O.S.
  • Katharina Saalfrank is the Nanny 911 in the German version, aired on RTL.
  • Dorota Zawadzka is the Nanny 911 in the Polish version, aired on TVN, and a co-host of the talk-show I Ty możesz mieć superdziecko (You too can have a superchild), in which Nanny 911 analyses episodes from her series, talks to celebrity parents and gives her advice. It is broadcast by TVN Style.
  • Cathy Kalthoum Sarrai was the Nanny 911 in the French version, aired by M6, until her death from lung cancer on January 19, 2010.
  • The Dutch version is called Eerste Hulp Bij Opvoeden. The name is a play on Eerste Hulp Bij Ongevallen, the Dutch term for first aid. Other similar programmes exist, such as Schatjes, which use a slightly different concept.
  • The Italian version is called S.O.S. Tata. Aired on FoxLife and La7.
  • The first Romanian nanny was Irina Petrea. The second was Raluca Iuga. The show aired on Prima TV.
  • The Israeli Nanny 911 is Michal Daliot. Aired on Channel 2, the show is also called Supernanny.
  • Greek version is aired by Skai TV, with the name Νταντά Πρώτων Βοηθειών (First-aid nanny).
  • The Chinese version of Nanny 911 features Nanny 911 Wo Yao Yige, and is soon to be broadcast on CCTV.
  • There is a Swedish version also called Nanny 911, where there was three nannies instead of one. It was aired a few years ago on TV4.
  • A French Canadian version of Nanny 911 also exists,[where?] called Dre. Nadia : Psychologue à domicile ("Dr. Nadia : Psychologist at home").

References[edit]

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