When those kids are all grown up, there is no need for a nanny.” is not particularly in the wrong, as the show did follow the journey of Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) as she entered the world of high-class New York as a nanny to Margaret Sheffield (Nicholle Tom), Brighton Sheffield (Benjamin Salisbury) and Grace Sheffield (Madeline Zima). At the end of the series, the kids were mostly adults who logically did not need someone to look out for them at all hours of the day anymore.
Not to mention that Fran eventually got engaged to and then married Maxwell. The original idea of the show, as Shaugnessy pointed out, would not work anymore.
It was originally aired on US network CBS, but has since been picked up and shown by several other networks across the world.
", and Maxwell's slightly stunned reply was, "That's the Nanny." As Fran and her large family integrate themselves into the Sheffield household, C. continues her vain attempts to try and win Maxwell over and eject Fran from the house. is the business partner of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield (played by Charles Shaughnessy), working together with him for almost 20 years. is typically portrayed as a functioning alcoholic, as well as egocentric, mean-spirited,tactless and uncaring, particularly shown in how she never remembers the names of Maxwell's children Maggie Sheffield, Brighton Sheffield, and Gracie Sheffield. Due to her lack of boyfriends and fixation on Maxwell, there are hints that C. is depressed and spends a fortune on therapy sessions (which she actually advised for Gracie to have after her Mother died). learns that she is pregnant with Niles' baby, which causes both of them to faint. realized she loves Niles, her relationship got better and better with Fran, and they both eventually became good friends. Maxwell, who walked in on them during this conversation, threatened C. rarely talks or interacts with Sylvia, but in one episode, she became friends with her when Sylvia and Fran are having a feud (calling her Syl). wanted to throw out Sylvia's "prescribed" candies because it weighed too much, but they were stopped by the pilot and apologized to each other. C, Fran and Val would sometimes go to a singles club and just "hang-out", saying that they don't need men. Unlike Sylvia and Val, Grandma Yetta had a funny thing going on with C. Niles would sometimes joke about her being the same age as Grandma Yetta.
Fran Drescher has been through a lot, but it doesn’t mean her split from Ayyadurai was too overwhelming to carry on.
The uterine cancer survivor has been focusing on her many projects since the split, including working on her Cancer Schmancer charity.
For Shaugnessy, a reboot is out of the picture based on this.
“Other than getting a bunch of the same actors 20 years later and 20 years older together again, I don’t know how it would work,” he pointed out.“The Nanny” ran for six seasons from 1993 to 1999.