May 10, 2005 11:07 PM by Joe Blackmon
When Supernanny leaves one of her TV families, do the kids go back to their wild ways? Can the parents stick to the new rules set by Jo Jo, or does mayhem return? What would you ask Supernanny if she came to your neighborhood? Viewers will find out in the first-ever "Supernanny Family Update Special," airing WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Jo Frost is back on America’s shores for an emotional reunion with the Gorbea family, who appeared on the program on March 7 this season. Evelina and Robert Gorbea had struggled to balance the needs of their older children with their much-indulged two-year-old, Adam, who monopolized mom’s time. Evelina had been overwhelmed and exhausted, since Adam kept her up late at night, and she needed Robert to help her out more. See what has happened with the family in the months since the cameras left. In addition, other parents from the neighborhood stop by the Gorbea home to get some parenting advice from Jo while she’s in town, and when Jo heads home, Evelina has a special surprise for her.
Jo and the viewers will also be treated to updates with other Supernanny families: the Jeans, the family from the premiere episode, who had three towheaded daughters who couldn’t go to a supermarket without major drama; the Bullards, who needed to find a way for parents Jen and Bryce to balance the needs of a home-based plumbing business with the needs of their sons; Tammy and Shawn Orm, who struggled with one boy’s finicky eating and the youngest one wandering off unsupervised; the Riries, who disagreed on how to discipline their four kids, especially the three-year-old Blake, whose wild behavior dad used to just laugh off; and the Wischmeyers, whose defiant twin four-year-olds made life difficult for well behaved older brother Jared, who’s nine.