The WB Pulls Plug on ‘Commando Nanny’

Oct 20, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The WB and Warner Bros. Television announced Wednesday they would not move forward with the comedy series “Commando Nanny,” citing “a number of unfortunate setbacks.”

“In spite of an extraordinary effort by the producers, cast and crew, we will not be proceeding with production on ‘Commando Nanny,'” The WB and Warner Bros. said in a joint statement. “The project suffered a number of unfortunate and untimely setbacks, which factored into this very difficult decision. On behalf of both companies, we would like to thank everyone for their enormous effort and great work.”

The show initially was scheduled for a Sept. 17 premiere, but on Aug. 30 a publicist for series regular Gerald McRaney announced the actor was undergoing surgery that day to remove a cancerous growth from his lung. The network and the studio immediately halted production and postponed the premiere pending Mr. McRaney’s recovery.

The announcement about Mr. McRaney came just weeks after the studio replaced lead Philip Winchester with Owain Yeoman.

“Commando Nanny” profiled the life of a young British ex-commando who accepts a job as a nanny to three Beverly Hills kids. The series was based on the real-life experiences of reality series producer Mark Burnett, who was executive producing the project.