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Why there will never be a revival of The Nanny

The cast of The Nanny
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TV reboots are all the rage at the moment with Full House, The Gilmore Girls and X Files all being given second lives of late. So could The Nanny be next?

Probably not according to Mr Sheffield himself, actor Charles Shaughnessy.

"There's been talk about a stage musical," the 62-year-old said when asked about a potential series reboot.

"There's been talk about a revival series. There's been talk about a one-off limited show, like a Gilmore Girls-type thing."

But here's why Shaughnessy says it won't happen.

"The whole concept of The Nanny is a nanny to these three kids. When those three kids are all grown up, there is no need for a nanny," he said, according to Radar Online.

"Other than getting a bunch of the same actors 20 years later and 20 years older together again,
I don't know how it would work."

The Nanny ran for six seasons, ending in 1999 in a two-part finale in which Fran gave birth to twins and Niles and C.C. got engaged.

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Last year the actor who played Niles revealed to news.com.au that he wasn't impressed that his character ended up with his arch-nemesis.

"That's the only part that I never really bought, to tell you the truth," Daniel Davis said.

"C.C. and I had been so oil and water - I didn't buy that we would end up married. But I had to play it, because that's what they wrote

"The only reason I thought it could have worked would be if they were planning a spin-off, like The Niles and C.C. Show, which I would have loved - but they didn't go with that idea."

Even if most of the cast were willing to reunite to bring the show back to life, it's doubtful Madeline Zima who played Gracie Sheffield would be keen.

In 2013 the actor told the TV Page that filming the sitcom "wasn't a fun experience".

"They treated me more like a prop than like a human being," she said.

"At a certain point I can't pretend like it was some great experience anymore. And it bums so many people out because they love the show. They are like 'What's wrong with this girl? Why didn't she like it?' But I would rather be honest. I have been diplomatic and neutral and politically correct long enough. I don't have to do that s**t anymore."

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