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The Nanny 

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

Series cast summary:
Fran Drescher ...  Fran Fine / ... 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Charles Shaughnessy ...  Maxwell Sheffield / ... 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Daniel Davis ...  Niles 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Lauren Lane ...  C.C. Babcock 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Nicholle Tom ...  Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Benjamin Salisbury ...  Brighton Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Madeline Zima ...  Grace Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Renée Taylor ...  Sylvia Fine 94 episodes, 1993-1999
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ...  Val Toriello 78 episodes, 1993-1999
Ann Morgan Guilbert ...  Yetta Rosenberg 56 episodes, 1993-1999
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Storyline

After a Jewish, high-voiced, woman from Flushing, New York gets fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) is mistaken as applying for a nanny for widowed Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), who has three children, Maggie (Nicholle Tom), Brighton (Benjamin Salisbury), and Grace (Madeline Zima), when she is stuck selling cosmetics in Manhattan. As she spends years there, she becomes great friends with the butler, Niles (Daniel Davis), and the three kids. She is good friends with the widowed man, and some romance sparks through the years.

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nanny | butler | 1990s | sitcom | woman | See All (52) »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

3 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nanny See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(146 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During an interview earlier in 2018, Fran Drescher admitted that the network pushed for the wedding between Fran and Maxwell, otherwise the network would've cancelled the show, Drescher wanted the love between Fran and Max to go a little slower. Drescher alongside Daniel Davis said how the relationship between Niles and C.C. got more involved in the last season was also the network. Davis claimed he never understood why the two got together in the first place as they were so "oil and water" . Daniel Davis' reservation is however strange: the background between Niles and C.C. was established throughout the series, early on when they got drunk and danced together, and even kissed; and in season four's The Nanny: Fran's Gotta Have It (1997), C.C. overtly admits her feeling for her nemesis to both Maxwell and Fran. 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

C.C.: I find it very unseemly of Maxwell to start dating again. Isn't the customary period of mourning 10 years?
Niles: Die. Let's find out.
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Connections

Referenced in Raising Hope: Anniversary Ball (2014) See more »

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

great tv show
26 June 2003 | by Sunshine14clrSee all my reviews

i really enjoy this show. there are re-runs on lifetime and i stay up later just to watch them. i get a lot of laughs. fran drescher is one of a kind. her nasal voice and her queens accent is adorable. i used to watch it long before it was canceled but not religiously. i'm starting to really enjoy it. the chemistry between all the actors is wonderful. i would suggest it to anyone. 9 stars out of 10.


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