Hey struggling families! Introduce a new man into your lives – a Super-Man. Airing Friday, November 14 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (check ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times), Super-Manny is a one-hour Supernanny special that follows therapist Mike Ruggles as he counsels a family of five struggling with disrespectful behaviour in the home. Offering a new twist on the Supernanny experience – including role-playing – Ruggles demonstrates some of his own unique techniques for counteracting troublesome behaviour in homes across America. New episodes of Supernanny continue to air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.
While Ruggles shares many of Supernanny Jo Frost’s approaches to discipline, he has his own distinctive style for coaching families in need of his help. Rather than have an observation period with each family, Ruggles gives the kids a voice by using role-playing techniques to determine some of the root problems, as the parents watch from a monitor.
In this compelling one-hour special, Ruggles visits the Marko family of Temecula, California, where parents Doug and Tracy have their hands full with three
young daughters, Gwen (seven), Alexa (four) and Jacinda (eight months). The Marko house is filled with anger and chaos as Gwen’s disrespectful behaviour influences her sisters. After getting to the root of Gwen’s anger and advising her parents on some strategies to combat her misbehaviour, Ruggles puts the Markos’ to the test.
Super-Manny is produced by Ricochet, Ltd. Executive producers are Nick Powell, Nick Emmerson, Eddie October and Jen O ‘Connell.