America’s favorite no-nonsense nanny is back in business. Jo Frost, professional nanny and British TV personality, is coming back into the public eye with a new Lifetime series premiering Jan 1. The show will feature 20 all-new episodes of Frost tackling parents’ toughest situations.
“I’m looking forward to families across America having access to my parental education surrounding their family challenges, as this country/government is short on providing the resources, staff and funding families so desperately need in society,” Frost told People.
“The USA has changed, it is hurting, families are struggling more, families are less confident then ever,” she adds. “The style of the show, the family issues, are also over a wider spectrum and cover many different global issues…internet has changed much.”
In the exclusive trailer for the new Lifetime series, Frost receives a phone call in a black SUV, in an ominous format inspired by the movie Taken. She’s told that “the subject has taken matters into his own hands,” and answers in iconic Liam Neeson style: “I’m here because I have a specific set of skills… Skills that I have perfected throughout my entire career.”
Frost arrives at a home, finding it destroyed and empty upon entry. “If you listen to me now, this whole situation may turn out different for you,” she tells the mysterious person on the phone, as she walks through the house. “But if you don’t, I will fix that,” Frost warns as she comes across the caller: a little girl.
“Good luck,” the girl tells her, looking suspicious. The trailer, and news of the series, has picked up a positive reaction so far.
“There is a whole new young generation of children who have been watching my shows with their families on social media, and when I travel across the country, these young kids are thanking me,” Frost told People. “It is very touching for me and always makes me tear up.”
Frost’s return to television has been long-awaited. The original Supernanny ran for seven seasons on ABC, Style Network, and UP TV, ending in 2011. It also aired in the UK for five seasons, ending in 2008.
The new Supernanny premieres on January 1 at 10 pm ET on Lifetime.