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Lifetime reveals identity of “America’s Supernanny”

The search is over for Lifetime's America's Supernanny, with childcare specialist Deborah Tillman named as the host of the upcoming eight-part series, premiering on November 29.
October 6, 2011

The search is over for Lifetime’s America’s Supernanny, with childcare specialist Deborah Tillman named as the host of the upcoming eight-part series, premiering on November 29.

Tillman rose to the top of the crop in the nation-wide search, thanks to 19 years of experience in early childhood education and owning three children learning centers. The Virginia-based wife, mother and author was selected from a pool of over 400 candidates.

For the Shed Media US-produced show, Tillman will visit troubled homes and tackle their problems such as intense tantrums and misguided parenting.

“As soon as we saw Deborah, we knew we had found America’s Supernanny,” said Rob Sharenow, executive vice president, programming, of Lifetime Networks.  “She’s a fresh and original voice, and brings a completely new style and attitude to the franchise.  She was by far the best candidate for this important job.  We can’t wait to introduce her to America.”

“I feel blessed and privileged that I have been chosen to do exactly what I was put on earth to do, and that is to help children and families come together, get it together and stay together,” added Tillman.

America’s Supernanny will be produced by Shed Media US with Nick Emmerson and Stephanie Schwam, and Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy, Abigail Harvey and Jim Rapsas of Lifetime executive producing.

Supernanny has been formatted throughout the world, in territories including Belgium, Brazil, China, France and Greece, among others. The original version ran on Channel 4 in the UK and ABC in the U.S., and was created by the Shed Media Group’s Ricochet Entertainment.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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