The Nanny

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The Nanny
The Nanny-Logo.jpg
Premiere November 3, 1993
Finale June 23, 1999
Creator Peter Marc Jacobson &
Fran Drescher
Network CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Sternin & Fraser Ink, Inc.,
High School Sweethearts,
TriStar Television
Seasons 6
Episodes 146
Origin USA

The Nanny is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

Jewish-American Fran Fine turns up on the doorstep of British Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield to sell cosmetics after having been both dumped and fired by her boyfriend and employer Danny Imperialli. Instead, she finds herself the nanny of Maxwell's three children, Maggie, Brighton, and Grace. Maxwell Sheffield is unhappy about it at first, but Fran turns out to be just what he and his family needed, with her off-beat nurturing, no-nonsense honesty, and 'Queens logic'. She helps turn Maxwell and his children into a healthy, happy family.

While Fran Fine manages the children, butler Niles manages the household and watches all the events that unfold with Fran as the new nanny. Niles, recognizing Fran's gift for bringing warmth back to the family, does his best to undermine Maxwell's business partner C.C. Babcock who has her eyes on the very available Maxwell Sheffield. Niles is often seen making witty comments directed towards C.C with C.C often replying with a comment of her own in their ongoing game of one-upmanship.

As the series progresses, it becomes increasingly obvious that Maxwell is smitten with Fran even though he won't admit it, and Fran is smitten with him. The show teases the viewers with their closeness and "near misses" as well as with an engagement. Towards the later seasons, they finally marry and expand their family by having fraternal twins.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Fran Drescher Fran Fine * * * * * *
Charles Shaughnessy Maxwell Sheffield * * * * * *
Daniel Davis Niles * * * * * *
Lauren Lane Chastity Claire "C.C." Babcock * * * * * *
Nicholle Tom Maggie Sheffield * * * * * *
Benjamin Salisbury Brighton Sheffield * * * * * *
Madeline Zima Grace Sheffield * * * * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Rachel Chagall Val Toriello * * * * * *
Ann Morgan Guilbert Yetta Rosenberg * * * * * *
Renee Taylor Sylvia Fine * * * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One November 3, 1993 May 16, 1994 22
Season Two September 12, 1994 May 22, 1995 26
Season Three September 11, 1995 May 20, 1996 27
Season Four September 18, 1996 May 21, 1997 26
Season Five October 1, 1997 May 13, 1998 23
Season Six September 30, 1998 June 23, 1999 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season July 12, 2005 purchase 3
The Complete Second Season May 2, 2006 purchase 3
The Complete Third Season March 17, 2009 purchase 3
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Complete Series May 26, 2015 purchase 19

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