Parents' Guide to

Nanny 911

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

So-so reality show aims to improve parents' skills.

TV CMT, Fox Reality TV 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Should be TV-14

This show's rating of "TV-PG" is probably not enough, the show is fine, but someone needs to rate this TV-14 or TV-MA because of the violent content.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (8):

The show always ends with the house a little cleaner, the kids better behaved, and the parents relieved to see new parenting possibilities. The show is marred by the frequent repetition of video clips -- for example, a scene of the Delaney kids drinking out of the cat dish repeats at least four times during their episode -- and the show is clearly edited to highlight the most dramatic changes, ignoring other relevant issues.

While Nanny 911 features plenty of children, the main audience is parents. Children might enjoy watching the kids getting into mischief and might learn a bit from the nanny's new rules, but the biggest message they'll encounter is that of being critical of another family's lifestyle -- a message encouraged by the nanny's barely disguised scorn.

TV Details

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