Supernanny Jo Frost Is Returning To Screens With New US Series In January
Eight years on from the final episode of her popular parenting show, Supernanny Jo Frost will be returning to screens - with a brand new US series heading to Lifetime in early 2020. Watch the trailer here:
Supernanny originally aired in the UK between 2004 and 2008, along with a US spin-off that ran from 2005 until 2011.
Following various other projects, including tours, books and other reality shows, Frost will now return under the Supernanny guise, with new episodes starting on Lifetime from 1 January 2020.
Across the course of 20 episodes, Frost will be helping out American families in various cities including: Pittstown, New Jersey; Spokane, Washington; Cortlandt Manor, NY; and Makaha, Hawaii.
This time, the show promises viewers a slightly new format. While the series used to focus largely on badly-behaved children, now Frost will bring in 'more tangible advice' for the families she meets - in turn addressing how parenting and domestic life have changed over the years.
This means Frost will not only take on disobedient youngsters, but also the issues facing the people around them such as postpartum depression, those struggling with the loss of a parent, and more.
In an interview with Good Housekeeping, 48-year-old Frost said: "We're looking at families who have older children as well now.
"If you think about the first run of Supernanny, predominantly, it dealt with young children whose behavior was naughty. The Supernanny that you're going to see is about the whole family, with kids of all different types of ages.
"We're addressing not just behavior that has spiraled out of control. We're really taking a look at real families, and looking at the issues that they face every day."
But Frost maintains that some things still haven't changed - including her famously unforgiving manner.
"My style is still very direct, and very caring," she said.
"I nurture a family, and support them emotionally through the transition. That certainly hasn't changed, because it's worked for 30 years, being able to do that with family.
"Certainly, new challenges present the opportunity for me to look at different ways to help. That means different advice, different techniques, it means certainly different tools to go in that toolbox."
Supernanny airs on Lifetime at 10pm from 1 January.
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