List of foreign adaptations of The Nanny

List of foreign adaptations of The Nanny
Countries with local versions

This is list of all foreign adaptations of the American situation comedy The Nanny (1993-1999).

Although the show has been broadcast in more than ninety countries, several local versions of the show have been produced in other countries, particularly in Latin America, Eastern Europe and a number of Asian markets. These shows follow the original scripts very closely, but with minor alterations in order to adapt to their respective country's culture.



La Niñera

  • Set in Buenos Aires
  • Stars Florencia Peña as Florencia Finkel ("Fran") and Boy Olmi as Juan Manuel Iraola ("Max")
  • Florencia is from Lanús
  • Juan Manuel lives in Barrio Parque
  • Broadcast on Telefé beginning in 2004
  • Guest stars included Chayanne, Gabriel Corrado, Catherine Fulop, Valeria Lynch, Patricia Sosa, Arturo Puig, Cacho Castaña, Juan Manuel Tenuta, Moria Casán, María Rosa Gallo, Martha Bianchi, Carla Peterson, Carlos Belloso, Rodolfo Barilli, Cristina Perez, Antonio Carrizo and Fernando Peña, among others.
  • Re-runs of the show had been broadcasted in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and in the satellite network Telefé Internacional.
  • La Niñera at the Internet Movie Database


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La Niñera

  • Set in Guayaquil
  • Stars Paola Farías as María "Mary" ("Fran") and Frank Bonilla (First Season) / Juan Carlos Salazar (Second Season) as Carlos Eduardo Sáenz de Tejada ("Max")
  • Mary is from Chone
  • Carlos Eduardo is a hotelier
  • Broadcast on Ecuavisa
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De Neny

  • Broadcast on Indosiar beginning 25 September 2006


In Italy, the US series was heavily redubbed and renamed La Tata (The nanny in Italian). It was broadcast on Italia 1 and in the Italian dub Fran Fine was renamed Francesca Cacace, Italian nanny from Frosinone, a town of Ciociaria, a countryside of Central Italy. Sylvia Fine was renamed Zia Assunta (Aunt Assunta), a relative of Francesca's family offering a shelter to her niece. Yetta Rosenberg was renamed Zia Yetta (Aunt Yetta), Polish, the few bits of her backstory provided altered to hide her Jewish origins. Val Toriello was renamed Lalla Toriello. Francesca Cacace was no longer of Jewish heritage, but hailing from a Roman Catholic family, having become a lapsed Catholic. Almost every reference to Jewish religion was altered accordingly in the show. In Italian adaption, Francesca's parents live in Italy and the only relatives emigrated in America with her are her two aunts, Yetta and Assunta, and her uncle, Assunta's husband, never seen. Italian dubbing also modifies some characteristics of the neighborhood where Max lives. See: La Tata


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  • Set in Warsaw
  • Stars Agnieszka Dygant as Frania Maj ("Fran"), Tomasz Kot as Maks Skalski ("Max"), Tamara Arciuch-Szyc as Karolina ("C.C.") and Adam Ferency as Konrad ("Niles")
  • Maksymilian Skalski ("Max") became a movie and TV series producer, as opposed to a theatrical producer
  • The origins of Franciszka Maj ("Fran") are not clear, she comes from Praga (an old district on the other side of Vistula river.)
  • Niania is the closest to The Nanny of all the foreign remakes as far as possible (including sets, food and actors' costumes!)
  • Broadcast on TVN beginning in 2005
  • Niania official home page
  • Niania at Internet Movie Database
  • Niania at the Polish Wikipedia


My Fair Nanny

  • Set in Moscow
  • Includes 173 episodes
  • Stars Anastasia Zavorotnyuk (Анастасия Заворотнюк) as Vicka ("Fran"), Sergei Zhigunov (Сергей Жигунов) as Maxim ("Max"), Olga Prokofyeva (Ольга Прокофьева) as Zhanna ("C.C.") and Boris Smolkin (Борис Смолкин) as Konstantin ("Niles")
  • Vicka is from Biryulyovo (Бирюлёво), non-prestige Moscow district, and her heritage has been changed from Jewish to Ukrainian
  • One of the few adaptations where Max kept his job as a theatrical producer.
  • Broadcast on STS beginning in 2004
  • The most successful television show in the history of Russian television.[citation needed]
  • Starting with its fifth season, the show has become a victim of blatant, poorly hidden product placements resulting in it being the butt of many jokes within the Russian pop culture.
  • The sixth season was put on hiatus for over a year due to the extremely poor health of the actress playing Vicka's mother. Some episodes actually ended up re-written with the Grandma Yetta character taking over for much of the Sylvia character. The actress died soon after shooting the series finale.
  • At the beginning of the sixth season, it is revealed that Maxim's proposal to Vicka was just a dream she had and from that episode on, all the episodes in the series are brand new and are not adapted from the original U.S. version, with Vicka still trying to desperately win Maxim's heart and him trying to hide his true feelings for the Nanny.
  • Some of the "new" episodes were actually based on the rejected scripts for the original U.S. version.
  • The show eventually came back on track with Vicka and Max getting married and the series concluded exactly like its American counterpart.
  • In the Russian version, Vicka appears less smart but more joyful than Fran, Konstanin seems sneakier and less snobish than Niles (which is emphasized by his small stature), Masha is more laid back than Maggie, Zhanna appears much more emotional and neurotic than CC.
  • This series was shot in less time than the original, so children's growing up is less obvious.
  • In this version, the butler Konstantin has a surname, as opposed to Niles who never reveals his in the original series. In the pilot episode, he introduces himself to Vicka (and in the second episode, to her mother) as Konstantin Semenov.
  • Val's character has two Russian counterparts. In first seasons, Vicka's best friend is named Vera, but when the actress who portrayed her left the series after a feud with the crew, Vera disappeared and another of Vicka's best friends, Galya, resurfaced.
  • In 2008, a new, seventh season was announced. Since Lyubov Polishchuk died after shooting the sixth season finale and the part wasn't recast, Vicka's mother died off screen as well. Since Vicka can't stand their old apartment because it reminded her of her mother, the whole family moves to a new house. Now a joyful widower who decides to live his life at full speed, Vicka's father Vladimir, a character meant to replace Vicka's mother and is portrayed by Aleksandr Filippenko, follows them to their new house.[1]
  • Моя прекрасная няня official home page
  • Моя прекрасная няня at the Internet Movie Database
  • Моя прекрасная няня at the Open Directory Project



  • Set in Istanbul
  • Stars Gülben Ergen as Melek ("Fran") and Kenan Işık as Ömer ("Max")
  • All of the Jewish stereotype jokes were explained away as ghetto stereotype jokes.
  • Broadcast on Show TV beginning in 2001
  • Dadı official home page. The first ten episodes are available online as streaming video. The show ended two or three episodes after the marriage of Ömer and Melek.
  • Dadı at Internet Movie Database


  1. ^ Моя Прекрасная Няня - Съемки 7 сезона!

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