In the long-forgotten age of the early 2000s (that would be 2004 to 2011 to be exact) a little show called "Supernanny" offered hope to all parents across the globe. Your kids are not the only ones who can cause problems. You are not the only parents who ever needed help. And yes, there is help to be offered. Hosted by the lovely no-nonsense, Jo Frost, the 'supernanny' herself, families with all sorts of behavioral issues were filmed, addressed, and aided, and all with a lovely British accent. The show, like its star, began in the UK before making the transition to American television screens, and the ABC network.
It was announced this week that "Supernanny," along with nanny Jo Frost, would be returning to television in the new year (January 1, 2020) with a new twenty episode series of "Supernanny". The Lifetime network will feature the new season of the program. Frost will visit with families of all backgrounds and from all across the United States, from New York all the way to Hawaii.
Some changes in format from what viewers may remember of the original show will include a new, and wider focus, on children of varying ages. While early seasons often took on the troubles of parents with babies, toddlers, and younger children, the Lifetime series will include families with older children as well. As always with new families, and new times, come new problems. Jo Frost has already confirmed that new issues the likes of postpartum depression, the loss of a parent, stay-at-home dads, healthy eating, screen time, and social media use will all be discussed across the twenty episodes.
Since leaving "Supernanny," Frost did appear in a 10 episode series entitled, "Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour," in 2016. Despite stepping away from the screen for a number of years now, Frost claims she has never stepped away from the job and has continued to reach out and work with families even without cameras to capture the events.
We will all get to see what her time away has done for her skill set very very soon. The times have certainly changed, and there's no doubt that Jo Frost has changed too. We can only hope that some changes have been for the better, and any other changes can be rectified by some very solid guidance and advice. The new twenty episodes of "Supernanny" will premiere on the Lifetime network on January 1, 2020.