Charles Shaughnessy table read The Nanny Days of our Lives
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Days of our Lives star joins virtual table read to air on YouTube.

Updated April 6: The Nanny‘s virtual table read of the pilot episode was posted earlier and has shared the reunion video below. Watch to see Days of our Lives star Charles Shaughnessy (Shane Donovan/Drew Donovan) reprise his role as Fran Drescher’s leading man on the series, Maxwell Sheffield.

On April 2, Days of our Lives vet Charles Shaughnessy (Shane Donovan/Drew Donovan) took to social media to share news of a project geared to entertain fans of his hit 90s sitcom, The Nanny, who are in isolation during these trying times. has the post below in which Shaughnessy revealed he will be reuniting with his former cast for a virtual table read of the primetime series’ pilot episode and enthused, “Yes! This! So fun to connect with these wonderful people and re-live a more sane, magical and fun time!” The Nanny star Fran Drescher also announced the Zoom reunion, which will be posted on the Sony Pictures YouTube page the morning of Monday April 6, and shared a fun throwback photo of the original cast.

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In addition to Drescher and Shaughnessy, who played Fran Fine and Maxwell Sheffield, The Nanny reunion will include Madeline Zima, sister of former Young and Restless actress Yvonne Zima (Daisy Callahan), who will reprise her role of Grace Sheffield, and Nicholle Tom, sister of Bold and Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan), who played Margaret ‘Maggie’ Sheffield. Also returning are Daniel Davis (Niles), Lauren Lane (C.C. Babcock), Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield), Renee Taylor (Sylvia Fine), Alex Sternin (Maggie’s boyfriend), DeeDee Rescher (Dotty), Rachel Chagall (Val Toriello), Jonathan Penner (Danny Imperiali), and Ann Hampton Callaway (who composed and performed The Nanny’s theme song). The only original cast member not slated to join the reunion is James Marsden, who appeared as Eddie.

The Nanny enjoyed a six-season run on NBC from 1994 – 1996, during which time numerous soap opera stars appeared in guest roles including, Dorothy Lyman (Elly Jo Jameson, The Edge of Night; Sister Margaret, One Life to Live; Gwen Frame, Another World; Opal Gardner, All My Children; Rebecca Whitmore, Generations; Bonnie Roberts, Bold and Beautiful; Contessa Dorothea DiLyman, Days of our Lives; Naomi, As the World Turns), who also directed The Nanny, Stephen Nichols (Dr. Skyler Gates, Santa Barbara; Stefan Cassadine, General Hospital; Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson/Stevano DiMera, DOOL; Tucker McCall, Young and Restless), Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, Y&R), Lesley-Anne Down (Olivia Richards, Sunset Beach; Lady Sheraton, Days; Jacqueline Marone, B&B), and Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera, DOOL), to name just a few.

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Charles Shaughnessy currently appears in The Magician, and Fran Drescher can be seen is the series, Indebted. She is also helping develop The Nanny: A New Musical for Broadway and founded the nonprofit organization Cancer Schmancer.

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