Friday, July 30, 2010

The Nanny on TV Land

The Nanny” joins TV Land beginning Monday, August 2, 2010 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. From Monday, August 2nd through Friday, August 6th, TV Land will air mini-marathons featuring guest stars such as Roseanne Barr, Ray Romano, Jay Leno, Harry Hamlin, Joan Collins, Billy Ray Cyrus, Elizabeth Taylor and more.

Another mini-marathon of how nanny Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) went from nanny to wife as TV Land features the highs and lows of Fran’s romance with Broadway producer and boss, Maxwell Sheffield with romantic episodes on Saturday, August 7th from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 8th from 12 p.m.– 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Starting August 9, 2010, “The Nanny” can be seen weeknights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.

Drescher starred in this ‘90s sitcom as Fran Fine, a bubbly and nasal-voiced Queens native who (we learn in the first episode of the series) was fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Selling cosmetics door to door, she meets a rich, widowed English Broadway producer named Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) and is taken for an applicant for the job of nanny to Maxwell's three children Maggie (Nicholle Tom), Brighton (Benjamin Salisbury), and Grace (Madeline Zima, who you can see quite a bit of in her more "mature" role on Showtime's "Californication").

Her nurturing style includes out-of-the-ordinary techniques coupled with a tell-it-like-it-is attitude which made the children, the butler, Niles (Daniel Davis) – and eventually her boss – fall in love with her. The cast included Fran’s food-loving mother, Sylvia (Renée Taylor) and Maxwell’s partner and Niles’ arch-enemy, C.C. Babcock (Lauren Lane). Drescher was nominated twice for an Emmy® and the show received countless awards including a TV Land Award in 2008 for Favorite Nanny. “The Nanny” ran on CBS from 1993-1999.