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Diane Anderson-Minshall

'Supernanny' Jo Frost Returns in New TLC Series

By April 30, 2013

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Jo Frost, former Supernanny and star Family S.O.S.

For nearly three years, American fans of Supernanny Jo Frost have waited for the other shoe to drop.

After all, the beloved star had abruptly left the ABC series following the ninth season. It was hard for fans not to feel a little abandoned by her too.

And although she said she planned to start a family of her own, repeated Googling failed to reveal news of a pregnancy or adoption. (Efforts at more on-the-ground stalking were thwarted by the Atlantic Ocean.)

Worse, Frost seemed to have no problem starring in other, international editions of Supernanny or in launching a new British series. But stateside her fans were left to pine in vain.

It's like first she broke up with us, telling us it was her, not us, then we discover it was us all along!

The pain of her absence was--for many--made all the more acute by the launch of America's Supernanny featuring non-Jo Frost nanny Deborah Tillman, who constantly reminded Jo Frost fans that she wasn't Jo Frost.

Finally, there is salve for those emotional wounds: the announcement that Jo Frost is in fact returning to American TV in a new TLC reality series, Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost, which premieres May 28th.

It's the Jo Frost that Jo Frost fans have been waiting for.

Find out more--and catch a sneak preview of the first episode--here.

Photo of Jo Frost TLC.

Note: The author's Jo Frost obsession does not reflect the sentiments of About.com, which does not condone stalking.


May 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm
(1) Misty says:

I knew Jo would be back. Like most reality stars, she’s addicted to fame. The worst thing that could happen to her is to quietly go away and never be noticed again. After watching the preview, I’m left wishing she would have. It truly is trash TV. I remember the early years of Supernanny and thought Jo was a very kind, compassionate but firm person that was enjoyable to watch. Now, I cringe! She is SO full of herself.

June 9, 2013 at 6:10 am
(2) Llis says:

Misty, you couldn’t be more wrong!!! I never leave comments on anything… but I just have to after reading your comment.

Jo left ABC after they weren’t treating her fairly. Any self respecting person would. She loves tackling the parenting issues of today, and so she went one to create a short UK series (Jo Frost – extreme parenting) – very deep and interesting research.
She truly cares about the well being of others and wants to help family units become stronger. It is one of the worst afflictions plaguing society – broken families units. Of course she speaks with confidence, she’s been doing this for so long- she tells it as it is, see many similar patterns. she balances authority and empathy excellently.

You couldn’t be more wrong in your baseless judgments.

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