“Super-Manny” Takes Over Downtown Disney

Casting will be held this weekend in Downtown Disney for ABC’s new “Suppernanny” spin-off, “Super-Manny”. The OC Register’s Around Disney blog:

If you’re a parent: Are your children a giant pain?

If you’re a child: Do you frequently find yourself in trouble with your parents, teachers, the cops or the fire marshal?

The casting team of ABC-TV’s parenting reality show, “Supernanny,” will look for families Saturday in Downtown Disney for the new “Super-Manny” – featuring a male nanny.

“We have great luck casting at Disneyland and Disneyworld,” said “Super-Manny’s” Johnnie Raines, supervising casting director.

Disney owns ABC.

Ricochet Television producers are hosting the open casting call for the show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday near the LEGO Imagination Center.

The first “Super-Manny” installment aired in November. Psychologist Mike Ruggles is ”Manny.”

“We were looking for a way to reach fathers,” Raines said. “He has that ability to connect with dads differently than Jo Frost (of ‘Supernanny’).”

According to an ABC statement, the producers are “looking for families who are lacking structure in their households; parents who have ordinary and extraordinary circumstances; blended families where both sides are seeking help; and specifically fathers who are overwhelmed with parenting.”

Raines said Ruggles would spend two weeks with each family on camera for each episode. Producers will condense the footage into an hour-long show.

None of the families will be paid for their time — the “main benefit is the help,” Raines said. “You don’t win $1 million if your kids don’t throw food at dinner.”

Interested moms and dads can also e-mail Gina Gonzalez at [email protected] to apply. Include information about your family, a recent family photo and a daytime telephone number. For more information, call 1-877-626-6984.

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