Lifetime Picks Up 'America's Supernanny'


Lifetime has picked up America's Supernanny, a reality show adopted from the existing global format.

The show, which is the first U.S. version of the the format, will feature an American nanny who visits homes to help parents with raising their children. Lifetime and producer Shed Media U.S. have launched an open casting call to search for the nanny to star in the show, as well as families in need of the nanny's assistance. The eight-episode first season is expected to premiere in 2011.

"The importance of family and childcare is key to women and we are constantly looking to provide programming that involves what's important to them," said Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime Networks, in a statement. "This program will do just that and showcase America's Supernanny's approach and experience to not only entertain parents and their children, but also help them work through any problems they might have."