Jo Frost transformed the lives of grateful families with her sensitive but no nonsense approach to parenting.
Now, eight years since the last episode of her popular show, Supernanny is returning to screens, as she tackles a new generation of out of control children and their desperate parents.
The English childcare expert has filmed 20-episodes of her show for U.S. channel Lifetime, in which she returns to her successful formula of helping educate individual families about raising their children with discipline, kindness, love and respect.
A parody trailer for the show is seemingly inspired by Liam Neeson film Taken, and shows Frost take a phone call as she is driven at speed in convoy while seated in the back seat of a large government-like black SUV.
The 48-year-old is told the ‘subject has taken matters into his own hands,’ and replies with calm intonation: ‘I’m here because I have a specific set of skills. Skills that I have perfected throughout my entire career.’
We see Frost, wearing heels and a smart black suit, stalking up a driveway and into the wreckage of a family home.
‘If you listen to me now, this whole situation may turn out different for you,’ Frost tells the unseen caller. ‘But if you don’t, I will fix that.
She then confronts the caller, revealed to be an impudent preteen girl, who is seen reclining on a chair.
‘Good luck,’ the girl replies, narrowing her eyes. A second trailer shows excerpts from the show, along with Frost sharing her thoughts on parenting with love.
Despite the humor of the spoof trailer, Frost’s show promises to be as sensitive and caring as the original, in which she transformed families, giving parents – and viewers – tools to better parent their children.
She tells GoodHousekeeping.com: ‘It feels wonderful to continue helping families. I never went away. I’ve always been helping families. But I’m very excited to be back on Supernanny, the brand I started.’
And she explains: ‘My style is still very direct, and very caring. I nurture a family, and support them emotionally through the transition. That certainly hasn’t changed, because it’s worked for 30 years, being able to do that with family.
‘Certainly, new challenges present the opportunity for me to look at different ways to help. That means different advice, different techniques, it means certainly different tools to go in that toolbox.’
The original show aired for seven seasons in the US on ABC from 2005 to 2011. Following it’s cancellation, Frost
Supernanny airs from January 1 at 10pm on Lifetime.