She had style, she had flair, could she be there…. again?
At the annual Revolution, Broadway Sings for Pride’s Annual Charity Concert, in New York, Entertainment Tonight caught up with The Nanny star, Fran Drescher, and asked her about the status of the beloved sitcom being revived.
“We’re talking about it. Peter and I are talking about it,” revealed Drescher, referring to Peter Marc Jacobson, her ex-husband and Nanny co-creator. “We’re working on a very big project. It’s going to be very exciting for the fans, but I’m not at liberty to announce it yet. But it’s gonna be big.”
Don’t tease us, Miss Fine! Not only does Drescher drop that hint, but she also goes on and talks about what she thinks Fran Fine would be up in the almost 20 years since the sitcom ended.
“She would’ve maybe gotten involved in more things [that] Fran Drencher is involved with,” she explained. “All kinds of things from environmental issues, to health, to civil liberties, that’s what I think Fran would be doing now—opening her big Queens mouth for the greater good.”
“The thing is our show would be the same characters 20 years later. We can’t just pick up where we left off,” Drescher added. “But in a way, that could be really good because the show can have a whole fresh bend to it.”
This isn’t the first time the Emmy-nominated actress has sparked rumors about a Nanny revival. Back in March she posted a picture on Instagram of her having a reunion with writers and producers from the original series.
The Nanny originally aired on CBS, why not bring a revival to the network’s streaming service, CBS All Access?
The series ran for six seasons, from 1993 to 1999, with the entire cast gathering for a 2004 reunion Lifetime special, The Nanny: A Nosh to Remember.
Drescher also hosted mini reunions with her Nanny co-stars on her TV Land sitcom, Happily Divorced, based on her real life separation from her husband, Jacobson, after he came out to her.
So what would a Nanny revival even look like? Would the Sheffield children have kids of their own now and would Granny Nanny Fine have to look after them just like she did 25 years ago? Mr. Sheffield and Fran’s twin babies—who Fran gave birth to in the series finale—would now be 18 and going off to college. Maybe Fran could be experiencing empty nest syndrome?
The story possibilities are endless, and with Murphy Brown coming back in the fall, why not the return of Fran Fine?
The Nanny airs weekdays on Logo.