Fran Drescher and The Nanny stars reuniting for online table read

Fran Drescher is set to reunite with the stars of her hit TV comedy {The Nanny} for a virtual table read of the show’s pilot episode.

The actress recently teased her Twitter followers with the news of a “surprise” announcement coming soon, and on Tuesday, she revealed the cast of the 1990s sitcom she co-created with now ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson was coming together online to entertain fans while in coronavirus isolation.

Alongside a photo of herself standing in front of a hot pink background, surrounded by chickens, she wrote, “THE NANNY REUNION! 4/6”.


She directed fans to a article about the special event and added the hashtag, “#pandemicperformance”.

The reunion will take place via video conferencing app Zoom, and will be shared on the Sony Pictures YouTube page on Monday.

In a statement, Drescher wrote, “Laughter is the best medicine! So, in these challenging times, Petah (sic) and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we pulled together the original cast of The Nanny for a virtual read of the pilot?’

“It’s a once in a lifetime Pandemic Performance for our fans around the world who are currently stressing in isolation and could use a real upper! It sure has given each of us a lift and we hope it does for you as well.”

Among the co-stars also taking part will be Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane, Nicholle Tom, and Benjamin Salisbury.

James Marsden, who played Eddie, the boyfriend of Nicholle’s character Maggie, is the only member of the original cast who will not be taking part, according to Variety.

The Nanny ran on TV in America for six seasons from 1993 to 1999, and Drescher is currently working with Jacobson on reviving her titular character for a Broadway musical.