Jo Frost heads to Up TV in “Nanny on Tour”

U.S. cable network Up TV has ordered the unscripted reality series Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour from nanny and TV personality Jo Frost's (pictured) Nanny Jo Productions.
September 29, 2015

U.S. cable network Up TV has ordered the unscripted reality series Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour from TV personality Jo Frost’s (pictured) Nanny Jo Productions.

The 10 x 60-minute series sees Frost – best known as the star of Supernanny - travelling each week to a new city in the U.S. to help families navigate the difficulties of child rearing. Prior to arriving, Frost will monitor the families from a remote location via surveillance cameras before addressing such parental concerns as cyber-bullying, video game addiction, single parent stress, social media issues and family feuds.

The series will also follow Frost as she journeys into communities to dispense advice and deliver quick-fix solutions in varying locations, including shopping malls, airports, parks and schools.

Production has already begun throughout the U.S. with the series set to debut in the first quarter of 2016 on Up TV.

“Our new series will deal with issues that are unique to 21st century child rearing; things that parents of past generations never had to deal with,” said Amy Winter, exec VP and GM of Up TV, in a statement.

“This ‘factuality’ series will enable me to gain great insight and give staple advice by breaking the fourth wall and showing viewers the importance of addressing every family member if need be,” Frost added.

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