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Fran Drescher Says 'The Nanny' Reboot with Cardi B Isn't Happening

Fran Drescher Says 'The Nanny' Reboot with Cardi B Isn't Happening

Fran Drescher is providing update on what’s next for The Nanny.

The 61-year-old actress stopped by SirusXM’s The Michael Yo Show to chat about the long-rumored reboot of her hit ’90s sitcom.

For the past few months, she has been campaigning for Cardi B to star in the reboot with Fran playing her monther. Unfortunately, Fran revealed that those plans have met a dead end.

“Truth be told, I’m not developing that as a television series right now,” Fran revealed. “I’ve talked to her representation…In my head, I always thought that for a television series it might be more fun rather than where are we 20 years later, to actually do the show with a whole new cast and get like a Cardi B to play the Nanny and get like an Obama type to play Mr. Sheffield. Maybe I could be Cardi B’s mother Sylvia, and just mix it up!”

Fran added: “I actually think she’s funny. I think she’s beautiful and she has a funny voice. She’s from New York. She’s got the style of a star and you can’t buy that. There are just some people like JLo and Cher and Diana Ross. It’s just a given. She and I on social media, on Instagram and stuff, she’s often putting us together. My picture, her picture. She’s very influenced by the style of myself and the nanny from back in the day and it’s very flattering to me.”

Despite the reboot not happening, Fran teased that she and her gay ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson and long time collaborator are working on “something that I think The Nanny fans are going to be very excited about. Something Nanny related.”

The Nanny premiered on CBS in 1993 and ran for six seasons before its finale in 1999.

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