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Supernanny is a reality show for parents who are having a difficult time raising their children. The show stars Jo Frost, a professional nanny who has a strong background in childcare. On each new episode of the show, Jo, the Supernanny, enters a new home with a new family. She will stay with the family for several days in order to help them solve their problems.

On the first day of her stay, Jo simply observes the family. She watches the parents and children as they go about their daily routines and interact together. She also consults the parents and children, asking them what they believe the problems are and how they feel about each situation. Jo then comes up with plans to begin correcting certain behavioral problems.

On the next day of her stay, Jo shows the family her ideas and helps them begin implementing new rules or routines that will make life easier for the entire family. Although Jo is typically asked to deal with children who will not obey rules, she always takes the children's views and issues into consideration. Her plans usually offer fair sets of rules with both rewards for good behavior and fair punishments for bad behavior. This helps to ensure that the children want to act well. Jo also helps the parents understand what will work and how they should change their childcare approach.

After the new rules are implemented, Jo leaves the family for a day or two. The cameras keep rolling, though, so that Jo can see how the family works with her new plans while she is not there. Jo then returns to the family and goes over the footage with them. She then helps them correct their mistakes so that they can work together even more efficiently.

When Jo believes the family is ready to begin implementing the new rules on their own, she leaves to move on to her next case. Usually, Jo will have completely changed how the family thinks and acts towards each other. Families are often very grateful for the assistance Jo has given them.

Supernanny is a Reality Drama series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (137 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 2004. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

Supernanny is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Supernanny on demand at Hulu, Lifetime Movie Club, Lifetime, FuboTV online.

ABC
8 Seasons, 137 Episodes
September 19, 2004
Reality Drama
6.0/10
Cast: Jo Frost
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Supernanny Full Episode Guide

  • Megan and Jonathan Robertson started parenting in their teens, and they've never really grown up. Dad is too busy playing video games to help parent, and mom is frustrated to tears as her kids walk all over her.

  • Mealtimes are disastrous for full-time working parents, Angela and Dom Zampogna. Their three children have the pickiest palettes and will only consume unhealthy foods, causing them to act up and throw temper tantrums. Plus, their youngest son Giuseppe still acts like a toddler even though he is four years old.

  • The Chicago-based Bean family is struggling to balance their complicated work schedules, four kids and their love life. Working the graveyard shift sometimes has David awake for twenty-four hours, taking care of the children and leaving no time to connect with his wife, Nina. To make matters worse, David riles the children up before bedtime leaving Nina with the responsibility to get them to sleep.

  • Jo Frost helps Bill and Stacie Bailey, a policeman and a teacher, cope with 2-year-old son Billy and daughter Jadyn, 6. The boy throws tantrums and the girl has sleeping problems.

  • Joe and Clarissa are on the brink of divorce. Joe's new career as a police officer causes Clarissa to deal with all four rambunctious kids all day long. There's no balance between their parental obligations, leaving Clarissa feeling isolated. Nanny Jo must help this family balance their dynamic.

  • Michael and Angela Brown have certainly made a bed for themselves - a giant super bed! They have combined two beds so that their sons Michael Jo and Paul Mason can sleep with them, but this unusual situation has created unhealthy attachment issues. Jo Frost works closely with the full-time working dad and stay-at-home mom to address these issues and an issue of trust that threatens their relationship.

  • Ian and Jamie Orr are at their wits end with their four rambunctious children. Their oldest son Julian is addicted to violent video games, causing him to have nightmares. Plus, all four children are the pickiest of eaters, demanding fried unhealthy meals. Full-time working mother Jamie is struggling to maintain the housework and cooking demands even though Ian works from home.

  • After spending 15 years struggling to conceive, Jennifer and Tim adopted beautiful twin girls, Mekenna and Alyssa. However, being mature parents, the twin's boisterous behavior has started to create anxiety and animosity between Jennifer and Tim as they clash over how to best raise their children.

  • Jo tries to help Heather and Todd with their trouble-making triplets in Hawaii.

  • When Crystal Tobeck and Jeff Lawrence met, they doubled their family and got a second chance at love. But the honeymoon was soon over as rebellious children clashed with controlling parents, leaving everything in chaos.

  • Jo steps in when a bullying father's negative style of parenting leaves all child-care responsibilities to his working wife and constant browbeating of his 15-year-old stepdaughter throws the household into chaos.

  • After their children were diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, Dan and Miranda Andersen are constantly on guard for their family’s safety, which has led to conflicting parenting styles. Also, too much unsupervised screen-time has made the bedtime routine a nightmare. Can Nanny Jo help this family over-come their fears and get a good night’s rest’

  • Stay at home dad, Anthony Garcia is struggling to understand his new role as the primary caregiver, while mom, Bethanie, can't find her work, life balance. Now the children are ruling the roost amidst all the confusion and the parents are at their wits end.

  • The Ostler's are struggling to control their two rambunctious boys while also still grieving the loss of their first child. Dane's occupation as a Wildland Firefighter often leaves his anxiety ridden wife, Nicole, on her own with the boys. With the oldest, Jax, craving more independence, Nicole's helicopter parenting style is only driving him further away.

  • The Richardson's have found themselves at a loss managing their six fiercely independent kids and can't keep up with the mess that follows them. But more importantly, Brittany's four oldest children from her first husband are struggling with the recent passing of their father which is causing friction between them and their stepfather Ralph. Nanny Jo must help this family cope with the loss of a loved one and come together as a blended family.

  • The Corry's are a military family struggling to discipline their four daughters. While Ben, the father, is away with the army for months at a time, Maria, the stay-at-home mom, is left dealing with their rambunctious children and navigating her post-partum depression. Will Nanny Jo be able to dive into the trenches and rescue this family?

  • Working parents, Jessica and CJ Braido, feel they're being overrun by their four small children and are at a loss at how to come together on their parenting perspectives. The only thing they can agree on is using electronics as a babysitting device in order to give them some peace.

  • On the series finale of Supernanny, Jo Frost travels to Houston, Texas, to help a family who lost their mother to breast cancer, establish order and peace in their home.

  • Sylvia and Michael Federico have three boys, ages 2, 3 and 5. With Sylvia wanting to be more of a friend than the mom, the boys have no boundaries and are out of control.

  • Erich and Beverly Froebrich have five disrespectful children. They are desperate for Jo to teach them how to establish order and peace.

  • A New Jersey policeman and his wife are desperate for Jo to help them control their four-year-old triplets and son, Timmy, who's 11.

  • While Marine Major Chris Merrill is stationed overseas for a year in Afghanistan, Mom Beckie, 33, is fighting their four young children at home.

  • The Potter family desperately needs Jo's help. The father of four claims "that his life sucks" because of the kids' misbehavior and disrespect.

  • Stay-at-home mom Danielle, 33, is overwhelmed with dealing with her misbehaving two boys, while still trying to do her best with one-year-old Julia. While husband Joe works long hours, Danielle endures J.J.'s, hitting, kicking, slapping and pinching, and Carlo's picky eating and ear piercing scream.

  • The combination of a pushover mom, an exasperated dad and their six undisciplined kids all contribute to the mayhem in the Miller home. Traveling to Phoenix, Arizona, Jo Frost must help this family.

  • This San Antonio family is bursting at the seams with kids, conflict and aggression. Stay-at-home mom Joey-Lynn and her husband, Glenn, have five spirited daughters and a granddaughter all living under the same roof, and the exhausted couple have abdicated discipline.

  • The Fernandez family is falling apart. Jerald and Marla married young and now their relationship is in trouble due to their defiant and aggressive children. Mom's completely exhausted from trying to do it all, while Dad's frustrated and often unwilling to step up to the plate. Their daughter has a bad attitude and is getting poor grades and the two young boys are learning that kicking, screaming and crying pay off to get what they want.

  • Dylan rules the roost in the Van Ackers' Oak View, California, home, and his parents, Jessica and Kevin, need to be liberated from his relentless tantrums and disrespect. Now three years old, Dylan refuses to be potty-trained and is anemic due to his diet. Supernanny Jo Frost embarks on a family revolution to instill parental discipline for the benefit of all, including six-year-old Emma, who can't even have quiet homework time with Mom without the distractions of her little brother's constant crying and complaining.

  • Jo heads off to a secluded island in Seattle to meet the Young Family. Jenye and Rikki have 3 young sons who are completely out of control. They often forego discipline in a misguided attempt to compensate for constantly uprooting the family because of Rikki's sales job. A fifth move is looming for this year alone. But the parents are at the end of their ropes and desperately need Jo's help.

  • The Swift Family has five children ranging from 11-years-old to 9-months. Jenny is a stay-at-home who enlists the help of her mother, who is very strict, and a nanny, Kadie, who is confused with how to discipline the children. With so many different authorities, the kids act differently with each one and are often unruly and dangerous. Can Super Nanny help this situation?

  • Jo tries to help a couple who are so overwhelmed with tending to their three older children that they are neglecting their newborn.

  • Jo attempts to help a family in Illinois with their defiant teenager and a 4-year-old with severe separation anxiety.