The Flashy Girl from Flushing Is Headed to HBO Max

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Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive - Getty Images
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Fran Drescher fans, rejoice! You can start streaming The Nanny on HBO Max on April 1. The news comes after years of fans voicing their desires to see the beloved '90s series become available to stream.

In case you live under a rock or simply don't enjoy lighthearted 30-minute, fashion-filled sitcoms, the series follows Drescher's protagonist, Fran Fine, and her adventures of accidentally becoming the nanny for a wealthy and widowed Broadway producer, Maxwell Sheffield, and his three children. The show—which features a slew of guest stars including Elton John, Celine Dion, Elizabeth Taylor, Ray Charles, and more during its six-season run—was on air from 1993 to 1999.

In addition to solidifying Drescher's status as one of television's funniest women, The Nanny also served as a masterclass in sitcom fashion. Drescher was often draped in classic '90s mega designers such as Moschino, Todd Oldham, Nicole Miller, and Herve Leger, the likes of which inspired popular Instagram accounts archiving the immaculate looks.

Drescher spoke to BAZAAR.com last February about the show's everlasting sartorial influence on pop culture. "It makes me happy," Drescher told us. "I mean, it's like, I don't know if social media and the Internet didn't explode right after The Nanny happened, would anybody still really be talking about it?"

The actress continued, expressing that she still considers her time on the show the best work of her career. "It's just, we had ambition and I came up with a good idea and we ran with it and now it's just become such classic television," added Drescher. "I mean, if I never did anything else in my career, just having done that would have been the bull's-eye anyway."

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