Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
As the show's official website points out, The Nanny was a matter of "blue collar meets blue blood," with the Queens-bred Franny Fine (Fran Drescher) bringing some of her straightforward, nasally attitude to one lucky Upper East Side family. One might say it's like Gossip Girl meets Ugly Betty — but with Fran Drescher.
If you could recast this '90s sitcom, who could you put in Franny Fine's role? Then there's the wealthy family she joins up with: Maxwell Sheffield and his three kids, Maggie, Brighton, and Grace. Niles the butler played a big enough role to include, as did Maxwell's business partner, C.C. Babcock.
Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, Jan. 8, complete with a "new" cast photo. And thanks to reader ChrissyBaby for this recast suggestion!
To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,
Characters to recast:
Fran Fine (Fran Drescher)
Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy)
Maggie Sheffield (the oldest daughter, played by Nicholle Tom)
Brighton Sheffield (the son, played by Benjamin Salisbury)
Grace Sheffield (the youngest daughter, played by Madeline Zima)
Niles (Daniel Davis)
C. C. Babcock (Lauren Lane)
The BuzzSugar t-shirt