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The Nanny (TV Series)

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Original title
The Nanny (TV Series)
Running time
20 min.
United States United States
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Fran Drescher, Prudence Fraser, Peter Marc Jacobson, Robert Sternin, Diane Wilk, Jayne Hamil, Caryn Lucas, Ivan Menchell, Sally Lapiduss, Nastaran Dibai, Jeffrey B. Hodes, Pamela Eells, Howard Meyers, Eric Cohen, Janis Hirsch, Sean Hanley, Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake, Bill Lawrence, David M. Matthews, Erik Mintz
Timothy Thompson, Michael Blakey
James Jansen, Mikel Neiers, Robert F. Liu, Donald M. Morgan
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Broadcasting by CBS Productions; Highschool Sweethearts / Sternin & Fraser Ink / TriStar Television
TV Series. Comedy | Sitcom
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (1993-1999). 6 Seasons. 146 Episodes. Fran (Fran Drescher), fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend’s shop, first appeared on the doorstep of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) peddling cosmetics, and quickly stumbled upon the opportunity to become The Nanny for his three children. But soon Fran, with her offbeat nurturing and no-nonsense honesty, touched Maxwell as well as the kids.
And, after five years of blue collar meets blue blood, as Fran gave Maxwell and his children a healthy dose of "Queen’s logic," she won her way into the heart of prim and proper Maxwell and he finally made the flashy girl from Flushing his bride.

Now that Fran is the lady of the manor, her influence over the three children, though not always what their father expects, continues to flourish. Together she and Maxwell, as husband and wife, will nurture Maggie (Nicholle Tom), who has blossomed from a shy, awkward teenager into a confident young woman; Brighton (Benjamin Salisbury) a teenager who is discovering girls and just a little obsessed with his trust fund; and Grace (Madeline Zima) who no longer needs her therapist for guidance now that she has Fran.

Proudly running the Sheffield household is the butler, Niles (Daniel Davis), who watches all events with a bemused eye and levels problems with his quick wit. Niles quickly saw that Fran was the best thing to walk through the mansion door and was even more excited about her wedding day than the bride-to-be. Maxwell’s business partner, C.C. Babcock (Lauren Lane), who for years had her eye on the eligible Maxwell, has, in her moments of inconsolable jealousy, turned her affections on Niles, not unsuccessfully, either.
Along with marrying Fran, Maxwell must contend with Fran’s ravenous mother, Sylvia (Renee Taylor), who has given herself free access to the Sheffield household and has guided, and misguided, her daughter over many a piece of coffee cake at the Sheffield’s kitchen table. Val (Rachel Chagall), Fran’s best friend, gives advice which makes Fran’s logic seem like the Theory of Relativity. And Yetta (Ann Guilbert), Fran’s grandmother, offers up her own anecdotes which often leaves others speechless.

Viewers for Quality Television calls The Nanny the "90’s version of ‘I Love Lucy’ it is well written and entertaining."

Robert Sternin, Prudence Fraser, Peter Marc Jacobson, Fran Drescher, Frank Lombardi and Caryn Lucas are executive producers of The Nanny for Sternin/Fraser Ink, Inc. and High School Sweethearts in association with TriStar Television, Inc. Kathy Landsberg is co-executive producer.
1999: Emmy: Nominated for Best Costume Design
1998: Emmy: Nominated for Best Costuming and Lighting
1997: Emmy: 3 Nominations, Including Best Actress (Fran Drescher)
1996: Emmy: 3 Nominations, Including Best Actress (Fran Drescher)
1995: Emmy: Best Costuming. 3 Nominations, Including Best Directing
1996: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actress in TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (Fran Drescher)
1995: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actress in TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (Fran Drescher)
1996: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Fran Drescher)
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