The Nanny star Charles Shaughnessy says Fran Drescher has come up with a 'genius' reboot

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The Nanny star Charles Shaughnessy says Fran Drescher has come up with a ‘genius’ idea for a reboot of the sitcom

Charles Shaughnessy has given fans of The Nanny hope that there may be a reboot of the classic sitcom coming soon. 

In an interview with Today Extra this week, the actor, 66, who played Maxwell Sheffield on the series, says his former co-star and show creator Fran Drescher, 63, has ‘genius’ ideas for a new series. 

‘There’s a couple of ideas I’ve heard floating around. One of them that she’s come up with is a little bit of genius,’ he said. 

Hope! Charles Shaughnessy (pictured) has given fans of The Nanny hope that there may be a reboot of the classic sitcom coming soon

Hope! Charles Shaughnessy (pictured) has given fans of The Nanny hope that there may be a reboot of the classic sitcom coming soon

 ‘If it can be pulled together, and there’s a lot of different strands involved then I could absolutely see it working.’ 

Charles admitted that reboots aren’t always easy to pull off, but he’s convinced Fran’s idea for an updated series could work.  

‘Reboots are always difficult because everything has moved on,’ he said. 

Back then: In an interview with Today Extra this week, the actor, 66, who played Maxwell Sheffield on the series, says his former co-star and show creator Fran Drescher, 63, has 'genius' ideas for a new series. Charles and Fran are pictured on The Nanny

Back then: In an interview with Today Extra this week, the actor, 66, who played Maxwell Sheffield on the series, says his former co-star and show creator Fran Drescher, 63, has ‘genius’ ideas for a new series. Charles and Fran are pictured on The Nanny 

Could work: 'There's a couple of ideas I've heard floating around. One of them that she's come up with is a little bit of genius,' he said. 'If it can be pulled together, and there's a lot of different strands involved then I could absolutely see it working.' Pictured: Fran Drescher in 2020

Could work: ‘There’s a couple of ideas I’ve heard floating around. One of them that she’s come up with is a little bit of genius,’ he said. ‘If it can be pulled together, and there’s a lot of different strands involved then I could absolutely see it working.’ Pictured: Fran Drescher in 2020

‘But if you can find a way of bringing those characters as they were but now 25 years later in a similar kind of framework of Miss Fine creating chaos to the long-suffering Maxwell then it can work. And this idea could do that.

‘I’m holding my breath with everyone else to see if it works out.’ 

Last year, the cast of The Nanny – which originally ran for six seasons betwen 1993 and 1999, recreated their pilot episode with a special virtual Pandemic Table read.   

Taking part were stars Fran, Charles, Daniel Davis (butler/chauffeur Niles), Lauren Lane (CC Babcock, Max’s business partner), and Rachel Chagall (Fran’s BFF Val.)

Special: Last year, the cast of The Nanny - which originally ran for six seasons between 1993 and 1999, recreated their pilot episode with a special virtual Pandemic Table read

Special: Last year, the cast of The Nanny – which originally ran for six seasons between 1993 and 1999, recreated their pilot episode with a special virtual Pandemic Table read

Present day: The family and Fran are seen together as they are today, above

Present day: The family and Fran are seen together as they are today, above

Also in the mix was Renee Taylor, the 87-year-old actress who plays Fran’s mom Sylvia.   

And of course there were the kids – Maggie, Brighton and Grace – played by Nicholle Tom, Benjamin Salisbury and Madeline Zima.

Supporting players Jonathan Penner (Fran’s ex Danny), guest stars Alex Sternin (Eddie), Dee Dee Rescher (Dotty), intro singer Ann Hampton Callaway, and co-creator Peter Marc Jacobson also joined.

Popular: The Nanny originally ran for six seasons between 1993 and 1999. Pictured with Fran and Charles are Daniel Davis (far left) and Lauren Lane (far right)

Popular: The Nanny originally ran for six seasons between 1993 and 1999. Pictured with Fran and Charles are Daniel Davis (far left) and Lauren Lane (far right) 

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