The Nanny (1993–1999)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 25,269 users  
Reviews: 88 user | 11 critic

After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

0Check in
0Share...

On TV

Airs Wed. Jun. 03, 4:54 AM on TVLAND

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 02 Aug 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 images
created 10 Jun 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 27 Jul 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Nanny" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Nanny (1993–1999)

The Nanny (1993–1999) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Nanny.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997   1996   1995   1994   … See all »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Happily Divorced (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In their 18 years of marriage, a middle aged couple tries to move on with their lives after the husband confesses he's gay. Based on Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson's real experiences.

Stars: Fran Drescher, John Michael Higgins, Tichina Arnold
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A New York cosmetologist mistakenly thought to be a science teacher is offered a job to teach the children of an Eastern European dictator.

Director: Ken Kwapis
Stars: Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice
Will & Grace (1998–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
La nany (2005–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Eliana Tapia is "La Nany", a nasal-voiced woman from La Florida who changes the Valdivieso's family life just when she arrives at their house. Chilean remake of the popular American sitcom "The Nanny".

Stars: Alejandra Herrera, Roberto Farías, Catalina Saavedra
Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

There could hardly be an odder match, but love knows no reason- assistant DA Greg Montgomery, the golden spoon son of successful businessman Edward Montgomery and his bossy spouse Kitty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray
Step by Step (1991–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call
The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan
Mad About You (1992–1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Light television comedy featuring Paul and Jaime Buchman as a recently married couple in New York City. They point out the gentle humor of domesticity and in the everyday situations of life.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow
Roseanne (1988–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf
Living with Fran (2005–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A mother of two ends up falling in love with a man half her age as she tries to make him part of the family.

Stars: Fran Drescher, Ryan McPartlin, Ben Feldman
The Fran Drescher Show (TV Series 2010)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Matthew Hoffman, Fran Drescher, Gloria Allred
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Peter Marc Jacobson
Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Fran Fine / ... (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
...
 Maxwell Sheffield / ... (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
...
 Niles (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
Lauren Lane ...
 C.C. Babcock (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
...
 Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
...
 Brighton Sheffield (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
...
 Grace Sheffield (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
...
 Sylvia Fine (96 episodes, 1993-1999)
Rachel Chagall ...
 Val Toriello (79 episodes, 1993-1999)
...
 Yetta Rosenberg (56 episodes, 1993-1999)
Edit

Storyline

Fran Fine, a whiny, nasal-voiced Jewish woman from Flushing, New York, has just been fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. She ends up selling cosmetics in Manhattan. This takes her to the home of Maxwell Sheffield, a rich, widowed English Broadway producer. She is mistaken to be applying for the job of nanny to Maxwell's three children and is hired for that purpose. She becomes quite attached to the children, Maggie, Brighton, and Grace, and becomes great friends with the butler, Niles. There is sexual tension between her and Mr. Sheffield, which is complicated by the fact that his business partner, C.C. Babcock, likes him. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La niñera  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(146 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In one episode Fran Drescher plays a guest character named Bobbi Fleckman. Fran Drescher played Bobbi Fleckman in This Is Spinal Tap (1984). See more »

Goofs

Maxwell's age is inconsistent - for several years it remains at 42 yet in the 3rd season goes to 41. See more »

Quotes

Fran: By the way, Niles, what is your family name?
Niles: It's just Niles... Like Cher.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Victorious: The Birthweek Song (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Funny, Charming Series
11 November 2002 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

I thought the "there's something delightful about poking fun at being Jewish" was at the center of Fran's charm. You couldn't help but love her every step of the way.

Probably the best aspect of this series was that as a comedy, other series take themselves so seriously.

Not with Fran Drescher's THE NANNY. Fran knew exactly how far to push her lovable kitschy style and always kept it in check with her timing and sexy panache. The show concluded at the right time in the course of the series. By golly, you've got to give them credit for knowing when to stop. So many shows are run into the ground and the endings are hastily wrapped up. Not so with this program. The last episode was warmly sad for we devoted fans of this show. But it was done just right...just when you thought the time for the credits was approaching...through tears in your eyes....came out Grandma.

There were several characters which have been mentioned before in other reviews; all of which I loved...but by far the best was ANN GUILBERT as the grandmother. Her comic timing, her gentle way with her character, her facial expressions were so priceless reminds me now of how my own mother is advancing in her years. It is disappointing that she was not nominated for an Emmy for this series. Perhaps her part was not large enough. But oh, what she did with those precious minutes. It harkens back to those wonderful days when she was Millie Helper, Rob and Laura Petrie's quirky and nosy neighbor on the Dick Van Dyke Show. What a talent this women has given us!

Thank you, Ann....and thank you, Fran for choosing her to play this part. You are still sorely missed one and all. Thank goodness for syndication!


24 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Since when is a circumcision child abuse? ravenheartxvi
Funniest Moment on The Nanny?? cocobug1
Baker's Dozen Game: The Nanny griff11
Let's get the final 3 seasons released to DVD.... daniel-holey
Season 4 DVD MovieDIVA81
why didnt fran and niles ever date? MyNameIswha
Discuss The Nanny (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page