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Lifetime Introduces Us to 'America's Supernanny' Deborah Tillman (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 30th 2011 3:30AM
'America's Supernanny'When Jo Frost's 'Supernanny' ended, you might have thought there'd be no more parenting advice on television. Even though Frost isn't happy about it, Lifetime nevertheless introduced us to Deborah Tillman, dubbing her 'America's Supernanny' (Tue., 9PM ET on Lifetime), and she's got techniques that have been proven to work for her and the people she's helped.

One of those is the Calm Down Corner, which we saw implemented first-hand with a young child. It's a matter of consistency and patience, which this father learned first-hand. By the time Tate exhausted himself trying to leave the Calm Down Corner -- after 106 escape attempts -- Dad was literally drenched with sweat.

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'Supernanny' Jo Frost on Her TV Replacement: 'I Am Not At All Happy'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 28th 2011 5:45AM
A year ago we heard the news that 'Supernanny' Jo Frost had quit her successful ABC television show to get married and have children of her own. Now, just as 'Supernanny' production company Shed Media is about to launch 'America's Supernanny' on Lifetime, Frost's come out swinging and denies that was ever her plan.

She says that not only was the story about her starting a family totally invented by Shed Media, but that their new 'Supernanny,' Deborah Tillman, doesn't have the right credentials for the job.

Frost told 'The Daily Mail' that "I decided to leave after season seven, earlier this year. But then they [Shed Media] made up this story that I was running off to get married and have children. I am not at all happy. I feel like I worked really hard to get where I am. I am Supernanny. That's me. I only know that Deborah Tillman is an accountant and a businesswoman. She has never been a nanny."

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What to Watch: March 14 - 20

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 14th 2011 2:30AM


Feist: Look at What the Light Did Now - Thursday March 17, 9PM ET, The Movie Network

As part of the 'hidden gems' programming on TMN, this documentary follows the making of Feist's landmark album 'The Reminder.' Cameras capture the studio recordings, which are interesting, but the real meat is the creation of the live show. Feist's comments about bringing a wide range of artists together to create a whole pierced my cynical soul, and reminded me (no pun intended) that no matter how many times I've heard the album, it's still beautiful, fresh and ambitious.

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A Very Bad Dad? The Supernanny Calls a Father 'Ignorant' and 'Pathetic' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 20th 2010 12:11AM
A Very Bad Dad?  The Supernanny Calls a Father 'Ignorant' and 'Pathetic' In order to raise kids, you need to be a grown-up yourself. But on the new 'Supernanny' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC), Jo Frost encounters a very non-grown-up dad when she visits the Fernandez family.

Jerald and Marla Fernandez were high school sweethearts. But things aren't working out so well these days. The couple has three children: Desiree, 12, Elias, 5 and Eulisis, 3. The boys are out of control -- they scream and kick, and a trip to the store with them can be a disaster. Meanwhile, daughter Desiree's grades are slipping.

Through it all, dad Jerald just sits in his chair and smirks. He has a relaxed attitude. Or does he just have an "uncaring" attitude?

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What to Watch: December 6 - 12

by Stephanie Earp, posted Dec 6th 2010 2:30AM
'How I Met Your Mother' - Monday, Dec. 6, 8PM ET/PT, Citytv/CBS

Ted decides to prove the wisdom of 'When Harry Met Sally' wrong by maintaining his new friendship with married lady Zoey (Jennifer Morrison, 'House'). Which is why he does something no non-fictional character would ever do: invite Kyle MacLachlan into his apartment. He plays Zoey's husband. Who are these perfectly normal fictional women who keep marrying this guy? Haven't they seen 'Blue Velvet' and 'Twin Peaks'? Dude is cute, yes, but seriously creepy.

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'Supernanny' Jo Calls Parents 'Immature and Lazy' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 22nd 2010 9:30AM
'Supernanny' Jo Frost Calls Parents 'Lazy'Jo Frost is not known to mince words. But, whoa. For the Swift family, the super nanny turns super blunt. She calls Jenny and Tony "immature and lazy" when it comes to parenting their five children.

"Sitting down and working out what was right for your kids just wasn't important enough," Frost says on 'Supernanny' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC). "You got help coming out your ears," referring to Jenny's mother and the family's nanny, who called Frost for help.

Instead of blaming the nanny, Frost says the couple doesn't discipline their four boys or regard safety issues. "Do you need the broken leg? Do you need the drowning?" asks Frost. What will it take for them to make some changes?

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Trying for a Time-Out on 'Supernanny' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 14th 2010 11:55PM
Trying for a Time-Out on 'Supernanny'On the new 'Supernanny' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC), Jo Frost travels to Arizona, where she meets the Peterfreund family. Parents Sonya and Keith are overworked -- and stressed out. Keith leaves home frequently for his job as a flight attendant, putting Sonya in charge of dealing with three young boys and a newborn baby.

The parents have their hands full with their young brood, and they're also having trouble disciplining the kids. Their go-to method of discipline is "saucing" the three older children -- that is, putting a dab of hot sauce on their lips.

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'Supernanny': An Angry Teen Fights With Her Mom and Little Sister (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 8th 2010 12:01AM
'Supernanny': An Angry Teen Fights With Her Mom and Little SisterThis may be the final season of 'Supernanny' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC). Nanny Jo Frost is quitting the series to devote more time to her personal life. Jo currently films and travels 46 weeks out of the year. She hopes that time off will give her a chance to date, and maybe even start a family of her own. But the new episode might make her reconsider the whole "starting a family" thing.

Jo visits the Atkinson family in Illinois, where mom Jennifer is having trouble with teen daughter Amanda. A lot of trouble. Amanda openly insults her mother -- to the point of saying she wishes her mom was dead. Jennifer puts up with it, for the sake of making peace. But this may not be the right decision.

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'Supernanny' Quits, Fans Rally to Save 'Caprica' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 4th 2010 12:00PM
Jo Frost'Supernanny' star Jo Frost has quit the hit ABC reality series to start her own family.

According to the New York Post, Frost will tape one more season of the series focusing on teen mothers.

"I have decided to hang up my cape," she told the newspaper. "It was a very conscious decision, through much reflection. But I need to create more balance in my life."

Frost has been traveling the U.S. and Britain since 2004, helping parents with unruly kids, but now she wants to focus on her own life and start a family. "Proper balance will allow me to date and have a relationship and look at my own future of having a family," she said.

In other TV news ...

'Glee' star Jane Lynch will host a holiday special on Fox. 'TV's Funniest Holiday Moments: A Paley Center for Media Special' will feature some of the most memorable holiday moments from TV. [TV Guide]

Bravo has ordered a full season of Rocco DiSpirito's new series. 'Rocco's Dinner Party' will see four aspiring chefs competing to cater a dinner party for Rocco and his distinguished guests. [Hollywood Reporter]

Joan Allen has joined the cast of HBO's 'Luck.' The new horse racing drama also stars Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina. [TV Guide]

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What to Watch: November 1 - 7

by Stephanie Earp, posted Nov 1st 2010 3:00AM
Supernanny - Friday November 5, 8PM ET/PT, Citytv/ABC

Back when Jo Frost was new to the airwaves, I really liked this show. I didn't have kids then, still don't now, but she was like an early proto-Cesar Millan -- her supreme confidence and lovely accent made her a pleasure to watch. And I'm sure all of this is still true, but I had completely forgotten this show has still being made. A new season debuts tonight.

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'Supernanny' Jo Frost Wants to Retire

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 28th 2010 9:15AM
Is the Mary Poppins of reality TV getting ready to hit a retirement village?

Apparently so. According to Variety, 'Supernanny' star Jo Frost wants to quit the ABC series after the 2010-11 tube season. Frost, who debuted as the 'Supernannny' in England in 2004 and then brought her child-rearing tips to U.S. airwaves in 2005, is currently filming a final 13 episodes of the show, and then plans to quit.

"It feels like the right time for me to end my reign as the Supernanny," Frost said. "I've lived out of a suitcase for the past five years, visiting 47 states for the show. It's time to settle down in one place for the time being."

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What's On Tonight: 'Smackdown,' 'Ricky Gervais Show,' 'Numb3rs'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 12th 2010 12:23PM
Gordon RamsayHere's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern).

  • At 8, ABC has a new 'Supernanny,' followed by a special 100th episode of 'Supernanny' and a new '20/20.
  • CBS has a new 'Ghost Whisperer' at 8, then a new 'Medium' and the season finale of 'Numb3rs.'
  • NBC has a new 'Who Do You Think You Are?' at 8 and a new, two-hour 'Dateline.'
  • PBS has a new 'Washington Week' at 8, then new episodes of 'NOW' and 'Bill Moyers Journal.'
  • MyNetwork TV has a new 'Smackdown!' at 8.
  • TCM has 'The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms' at 8, followed by 'It Came From Beneath The Sea' and 'The Monster That Challenged The World.'
  • GSN has a new 'Instant Recall' at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new 'Kitchen Nightmares.'
  • Syfy has a new 'Caprica' at 9.
  • HBO has a new 'Ricky Gervais Show' at 9, followed by new episodes of 'The Life and Times of Tim' and 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'
  • Food Network has a new 'Best Thing I Ever Ate' at 10.
  • E! has a new episode of 'The Soup' at 10.
  • Also at 10: STARZ has a new 'Spartacus: Blood & Sand.'
  • At midnight, HBO has a new 'Funny or Die Presents.'

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: 'Ghost Whisperer,' 'Caprica,' Spirit Awards

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 5th 2010 12:00PM
MediumHere's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern).

  • At 8, ABC has a new 'Supernanny,' followed by a new, two-hour '20/20.'
  • CBS has a new 'Ghost Whisperer' at 8, then new episodes of 'Medium' and 'Numb3rs.'
  • NBC has 'Who Do You Think You Are?' at 8, followed by a new, two-hour 'Dateline.'
  • PBS has a new 'Washington Week' at 8, then new episodes of 'NOW' and 'Bill Moyers Journal.'
  • MyNetwork TV has a new 'Smackdown' at 8.
  • TCM has 'The Crowded Sky' at 8, followed by 'Airplane!'
  • At 9, Syfy has a new 'Caprica.'
  • HBO has a new 'Ricky Gervais Show' at 9, then a new 'Life and Times of Tim.'
  • At 10, HBO has a new 'Real Time with Bill Maher,' with Sean Penn, Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore, and Andrew Ross Sorkin.
  • STARZ has a new 'Spartacus: Blood & Sand' at 10.
  • Food Network has a new 'Best Thing I Ever Ate' at 10.
  • There's a new episode of 'The Soup' on E! at 10.
  • Also at 10: BBC America has a new 'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.'
  • At 11, IFC has The Spirit Awards.
  • At midnight, HBO has a new 'Funny or Die Presents.'

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Dollhouse, iCarly, Medium, Clone Wars

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 29th 2010 12:20PM
Kitchen NightmaresHere's the TV lineup for tonight (all times Eastern).

  • At 8, ABC has a new Supernanny, then new episodes of Shark Tank and 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer at 8, followed by new episodes of Medium and Numb3rs.
  • FOX has the series finale of Dollhouse at 8, then the season premiere of Kitchen Nightmares.
  • The CW has a new Smallville at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Also at 8: Nickelodeon has a new iCarly, followed by a new Big Time Rush.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Suite Life on Deck.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Ben 10: Alien Force at 8:30, followed by a new episode of The Clone Wars.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Dateline, then a new Jay Leno Show.
  • Syfy has a new Caprica at 9.
  • At 10, STARZ has a new Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
  • TLC has Miss America: Behind the Curtain.
  • Food Network has a new episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate at 10.
  • There's a new episode of The Soup on E! at 10.
  • BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Ghost Whisperer, Ben 10, Sanctuary, Critics Choice Awards

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 15th 2010 12:15PM
  • Numb3rsAt 8, ABC has a new Supernanny, followed by new episodes of Shark Tank and 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer at 8, then new episodes of Medium and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has new episodes of Law and Order, Dateline, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • At 8:30, Cartoon Network has a new Ben 10: Alien Force.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Dollhouse.
  • Syfy has a the two-hour season finale of Sanctuary at 9.
  • VH-1 has The Critics Choice Awards at 9.
  • Also at 9: Hallmark has The Wishing Well.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
  • At 11, Comedy Central has John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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