The Nanny (1993–1999)

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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.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Fran Fine / ... (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Maxwell Sheffield / ... (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Niles (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
Lauren Lane ...
 C.C. Babcock (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield / ... (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Brighton Sheffield (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Grace Sheffield (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Sylvia Fine (95 episodes, 1993-1999)
Rachel Chagall ...
 Val Toriello (79 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Yetta Rosenberg (57 episodes, 1993-1999)
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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

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3 November 1993 (USA)  »

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The Nanny  »

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(146 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Italy, where the show is broadcast with the title "La Tata", Fran's name is Francesca and her origins are not Jewish but Italian (from Frosinone in Ciociaria, to be more precise). See more »

Goofs

When people are leaving through the inner front door, they often turn right (exiting the stage) rather than going through the outer front doors. While not noticeable from side views of people leaving, his flaw can be seen from shots behind the characters as they leave. See more »

Quotes

Max: If I found a woman who loved my children, could make me laugh and that I found attractive, well, I'd never let her go.
[puts his arm around Fran's shoulders and gets his watch caught on her]
Fran: Oh, we're stuck on each other.
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Connections

Version of The Nanny (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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User Reviews

 
Nanny vs I love Lucy
21 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I often thought "I love Lucy" was in a class of its own and could not be touched. Then came the Nanny, the way Fran uses her face and the way she got caught up in a silly moment and got in more trouble to get out of it .... is classic Lucy. Brava to the writers producers and actors for making such a clean fun loving show. I want it back. My new family is growing up. It would be sad for them not to be able to see such good shows. I would only hope that another Lucy Nanny type show will come back. With all the reality going on good TV is hard to find anymore. This show brings back some good times. It brings back some really good laughs. I watch it anytime it is on. And by the way I loved her voice.


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