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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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 (94 episodes, 1993-1999)
Rachel Chagall ...
 Val Toriello (78 episodes, 1993-1999)
 Yetta Rosenberg (56 episodes, 1993-1999)


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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Release Date:

3 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La niñera  »

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(146 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Fran is short for Francine (also Fran Drescher's real name) See more »


The bedroom arrangement constantly changes. You can see them use the bedroom near Maxwell's room for all three kids through out the series. You can even see Brighton going into Maxwell's room when being told to go into his own. See more »


[after Fran's fiancé kisses C.C]
Niles: Did Caca do a no-no in the kitchen?
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Referenced in Rumor Has It... (2005) See more »


The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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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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