January 29, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Reality
"Haines Family" – Little Sean, at just four years old, is the dictator
of the Haines household, and every family member bows to his whims. He
has more power than he knows what do with, and crying, whining,
hitting, spitting, punching, kicking and biting seem to be his
preferred methods of communication. Dad Shane is a tough police officer
on the job, but he has no authority at home, and Mom Suzanne, an ER
nurse, claims that giving in is easier than fighting.
Big brother Seth (10) has grown resentful because Sean gets the majority of his parents’ attention, so Seth antagonizes Sean to get some attention of his own. Mom and Dad’s passivity when it comes to discipline has enabled the boys to spiral out of control, often out of sheer boredom and restlessness.
In all Jo Frost’s years of nannying, she’s never seen parents with such a lack of energy, so she needs to try a different approach. She’ll shake things up and challenge the parents to enliven the family dynamic and face up to task of disciplining the children, on "Supernanny," MONDAY, JANUARY 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Craig Armstrong and Nick Emmerson are executive producers of the American version. "Supernanny" is produced by Ricochet, Ltd.