‘Supernanny’ looks for Grand Junction family
GRAND JUNCTION – Tired of bratty kids clawing at your pant legs, throwing blunt objects at their siblings’ heads and finding it impossible to obey the simplest of requests? It might be time for Supernanny to come to the rescue.From noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, the casting team for the ABC network’s hit show “Supernanny” will search for the dysfunction in Junction at an open casting call at Mesa Mall.If the casting team likes what it sees, one lucky family from the Western Slope could be picked to appear on a future episode of “Supernanny.” The show stars nanny extraordinaire Jo Frost, who goes to the homes of families with child-rearing issues and tries to teach the parents new skills for handling their children. “Supernanny” Casting Director Johnnie Raines said the number one thing casting producers will be looking for is bad behavior. The casting producer at Mesa Mall will go through the candidates and choose which ones to have a more lengthy interview with. If all goes well, the casting producer may go to the family’s home to see them interact in their natural environment.”The purpose of the visit to the home is to see what Nanny Jo can help with and what parents want help with,” Raines said. But even children who behave may still receive a visit from Frost, who will not be at the auditions in the mall.”Kids are so smart these days, a lot of them know who Supernanny is and they shape up at the mall and then act up again in the car. That’s why we go to the home. Some become little angels just for that moment,” Raines said.Families trying out for the show will be asked to fill out a short application. Forms will be available at the casting call and online at the KJCT8 Web site.During the audition, a casting producer will interview families and then take their picture. Moms and dads can come alone, but producers prefer to see a whole family together or at least pictures of the family. Still, appearances aren’t what matter most.”It’s not about looks or the size of their income, just what family we can help,” Raines said.The show regularly extends their casting net to catch families from all over the country. One of the show’s producers spent some time in Grand Junction and suggested the town to Frost, who was delighted about the prospect of taping here.”She wants to come there to shoot. She’s a big fan of the landscape,” Raines said.Can’t make it to the casting call? Dial 1-877-Nanny-Time (1-877-626-6984) or e-mail email@example.com. Families can call from now through spring.”If they seem like a good family we will return just to meet them,” Raines said.
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