Fran Drescher teases 'The Nanny' reboot, says she “wouldn’t be mad” about replacing Roseanne
Drescher and her ex-husband, Marc Jacobsen, had created the CBS sitcom, which went on to run for six seasons from 1993 to 1999 and was based on her life in Queens.
The Roseanne Barr scandal seemingly shut down all hopes for any 90s sitcom revival, but Fran Drescher from 'The Nanny' would like fans to believe otherwise. On its 25th anniversary, the show's star announced that it might most possibly make a comeback soon. The original show was based loosely around Drescher's personal life, especially growing around in Queens, New York and showcased the life of Fran Fine, the nanny to the three children of British millionaire and Broadway producer, Maxwell Sheffield.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actress — popular for her iconic nasal New York drawl — shared how 'people really love that show.' "We're talking about it. Peter (Marc Jacobsen) and I are talking about it. 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."
Drescher and her ex-husband, Jacobsen, had created the CBS sitcom, which went on to run for six seasons from 1993 to 1999 and her character of the nanny was known for her signature, distinct laugh. But Drescher also shared that unlike the Roseanne reboot, this show will not follow the plot from where it had ended in '99.
"The thing is our show would be the same characters 20 years later. We can't just pick up where we left off. But in a way, that could be really good because the show can have a whole fresh bend to it." And the said fresh bend happens to be her character getting more involved with social issues from, “environmental issues, to health, to civil liberties” to be portrayed in the revival show.
Drescher was also cheeky enough to mention that she “wouldn’t be mad” about replacing the Roseanne reboot, which was recently canceled by ABC. The canceling of the show happened after its lead, Roseanne Barr, posted a very controversial and racists tweet against Obama' former advisor, Valerie Jett, comparing her to an ape.
But the whole another 90s sitcom getting canceled issue doesn't faze Drescher, who is still hopeful about reviving her show. “I mean, I’m waiting to get the call," she said. And so would be the ardent fans of the show, too see the iconic nanny and millionaire, Sheffield, back together on the screen. Drescher and her ex-husband, Jacobson, divorced back in 1999 after 21 years of marriage, following which he came out as gay.
Speaking about how she managed to stay married to her gay ex-husband for over two decades, Drescher had revealed in a 2015 interview with Page Six, that, "People always say to me, 'How did you not know?' He loves decorating and fashion and clothes, but we actually did have sex a lot." Everything is seemingly cool between the former couple now though as they remain best friends and business partners till date, with Drescher even attempting to find him a new mate on 'The Millionaire Matchmaker'. And with chemistry like that, the reboot is to be a sure success!