'The Nanny' returns for a special Zoom coronavirus special

Actress Fran Drescher will team up for a one-time reading of the pilot episode of the hit series ‘The Nanny’ to be aired on Monday on Sony’s Youtube page.

Actress Fran Drescher arrives as a guest at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in Hollywood (photo credit: FRED PROUSER/REUTERS)
Actress Fran Drescher arrives as a guest at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in Hollywood
(photo credit: FRED PROUSER/REUTERS)
“Laughter is the best medicine!” Said actress Fran Drescher, star of the hi comedy series The Nanny during a recent interview to Variety, “so, in these challenging times, Peter (Jacobson) 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.” 
Jacobson was the show co-creator and is also her ex-husband.  
The pilot will be aired on Monday on Sony's YouTube page. 
“It’s a once in a lifetime Pandemic Performance for our fans around the world,” she said, adding that she hopes it would uplift their spirits.  
Renée Taylor and Rachel Chagall will take on the roles of Sylvia Fine and Valeria Toriello for the special. Fine is the mother of the main character and Toriello is her best friend.  
The sitcom, which depicted a Jewish-American girl with a golden heart and a street-smart attitude that works as a nanny for a WASP family, was a massive hit.
The widowed father in that family was played by Charles Shaughnessy and Daniel Davis took on the role of Niles, the sarcastic butler. The show aired from 1993 to 1999 and won several awards, including an Emmy.  
In January it was reported the sitcom is being adapted to a musical by Drescher and Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger, the duo behind the music of the sitcom Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Schlesinger died after being infected with the coronavirus on April 1. He was 52 years old.