1. August 2018 - 23:49 Uhr / Lara Graff
This on-screen happy end caused an off-screen unhappy one

"The Nanny": Why the series was really cancelled

"Mr. Sheffield" and "Fran Fine" from The Nanny.

"Mr. Sheffield" and "Fran Fine" from The Nanny.

Fran Drescher is probably the most popular nanny of all time. She enjoyed enormous amounts of success as "Fran Fine" in the sitcom The Nanny in the nineties, but after several seasons, audiences suddenly lost interest in the show. Fran has explained the reasons behind this abrupt loss of interest for the first time in an interview.

Fran Drescher (60) portrayed "Fran Fine's" extravagant style, determination to marry and talent with children perfectly in The Nanny. However, after 146 episodes The Nanny came to an end and we had to say goodbye to "Fran Fine" and "Mister Sheffield" (Charles Shaughnessy, 63) in 1999.

The Nanny Cast

The cast of The Nanny.

Fran Drescher explained why the series finished in an interview with "Studio 10" recently: "When a show is built around a love that cannot happen, sexual tension, you have to keep it that way. As much as you want the people to get together, as soon as they do, people start tuning out".

Fran Fine and Maxwell Sheffield in "The Nanny"

"Maxwell Sheffield" and the "Nanny"

The Nanny: "Fran Fine" and "Mister Sheffield" shouldn't have got together

Even though the show's writers simply followed its audience's wishes, it meant that "Fran" and "Mister Sheffield's" story had come to an end of sorts. "We did not want them to get together," said Fran in the interview. Even though the show came to an end, we are sure that fans everywhere were secretly overjoyed about the happy ending.