Fran Drescher Will Reunite With Cast of 'The Nanny' for a Virtual Table Read
Fran Drescher and the cast of The Nanny are reuniting! In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the 62-year-old actress announced that the cast of her six-season sitcom will virtually reunite via Zoom to read the pilot episode of the show, which premiered in 1993.
Drescher co-created the series, which she starred in as Fran Fine, a cosmetic saleswoman who's fired from her job and becomes the nanny for a British widower (Charles Shaughnessy).
"NANNY FANS ALERT! It’s happening!!!! MONDAY 4/6 the original cast of The Nanny together AGAIN in a virtual read of the pilot episode!!! Link and time soon!" Drescher captioned a screenshot from the Zoom meeting, where stars including Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane and more are seen.
"Laughter is the best medicine! So, in these challenging times, Petah and I thought, wouldn’t it be great if we pulled together the original cast of The Nanny for a virtual read of the pilot?" Drescher told Variety in a statement, referring to the show’s co-creator, Peter Marc Jacobson.
"It’s a once in a lifetime Pandemic Performance for our fans around the world who are currently stressing in isolation and could use a real upper!" Drescher, who's also developing a Nanny musical for Broadway, said. "It sure has given each of us a lift and we hope it does for you as well."
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When ET spoke with Drescher last year, she gushed over the popularity that The Nanny has continued to experience over the years.
"It's kinda become a classic TV hit, and people who were just being born when the show started are now obsessed with it and are fans of mine, and I couldn't be more appreciative," Drescher said. "I always want to give my audience a lot of bang for their buck."
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