The Nanny

Genres: Comedy



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The Nanny is an American situation comedy created by Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson and starring Drescher as Fran Fine, a charming and bubbly Jewish Queens native who casually becomes the pantyhose-clad nanny of three children from the New York upper class.

The series originally aired in the USA on CBS from 3 November, 1993 to 23 June, 1999. There are 146 half-hour episodes in six seasons.

The Nanny originally aired in South Africa on TV1 (which became SABC2 in 1996) from 9 May, 1994 to 1 September, 2001. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series and Comedy Central channels. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 6 premiered on Comedy Central on Friday 8 February 2013, at 17h10. New episodes broadcast in a double bill daily, on weekdays. There are 22 episodes in the sixth and final season.


Fran Fine, a Jewish woman from Flushing Queens, worked in a bridal shop when her boyfriend kicked her out.

She then became a door-to-door make-up saleslady where she ended up on the doorstep of the Sheffield household.

Maxwell Sheffield (a Broadway producer) took one look at the big haired, nasal voiced woman with her flamboyant flair for fashion and hired her on the spot to be a nanny to his three children, Maggie, Brighton and Gracie.

Nanny Fine brought laughter, warmth and a sense of homeliness to the otherwise somber house after the passing of Mrs Sheffield.

In Nanny Fine, the Sheffields did not only get a nanny, they also got Fran's mother Sylvia, who liked dropping by unannounced and enjoyed stuffing herself, her ditzy friend Val and also her beloved grandmother Yetta, who wanted nothing more than to see her granddaughter married and having babies.

With each passing day, the attraction between Fran and Mr Sheffield grew more and more strongly, much to the delight of nosy butler Niles. Off course Mr Sheffield's partner, CC Babcock was not too happy about the turn of events as she saw herself as the next Mrs Sheffield.

With lots of hilarious situations, funny tongue-in cheek moments, The Nanny proved its popularity which led to many Emmy Award nominations.


Note: TV1 became SABC2 in February 1996

Season 1 (22 episodes)

Channel: TV1 | Premiere: 9 May 1994 | Finale: 3 Oct 1994 | Mondays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 15 May 2005 | Finale: 9 Oct 2005 | Sundays, 20h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 14 Nov 2012 | Finale: 28 Nov 2012 | Weekdays, 18h10

Season 2 (26 episodes)

Channel: TV1 | Premiere: 30 Oct 1995 | Finale: 6 May 1996 | Mondays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 16 Oct 2005 | Finale: 9 Apr 2006 | Sundays, 20h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 29 Nov 2012 | Finale: 17 Dec 2012 | Weekdays, 18h10

Season 3 (27 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 18 Feb 1997 | Finale: 19 Aug 1997 | Tuesdays, 20h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 13 Apr 2006 | Finale: 12 Oct 2006 | Thursdays, 19h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 18 Dec 2012 | Finale: 4 Jan 2013 | Weekdays, 17h10

Season 4 (26 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 25 Nov 1997 | Finale: 19 May 1998 | Tuesdays, 20h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 4 Oct 2007 | Finale: 27 Mar 2008 | Thursdays, 19h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 4 Jan 2013 | Finale: 23 Jan 2013 | Weekdays, 17h10

Season 5 (23 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 28 Oct 2000 | Finale: 31 Mar 2001 | Saturdays, 20h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 31 Jul 2008 | Finale: 1 Jan 2009 | Thursdays, 19h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 23 Jan 2013 | Finale: 7 Feb 2013 | Weekdays, 17h10

Season 6 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 7 Apr 2001 | Finale: 1 Sep 2001 | Saturdays, 20h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 8 Jan 2009 | Finale: 27 Aug 2009 | Thursdays, 19h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 8 Feb 2013 | Finale: 22 Feb 2013 | Weekdays, 17h10


Brighton Sheffield

Chastity Claire "C.C." Babcock

Fran Fine

Grace Sheffield

Margaret "Maggie" Sheffield

Maxwell Sheffield


Sylvia Fine

Valerie "Val" Toriello

Yetta Rosenberg


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