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Melissa & Joey

US television series

Melissa & Joey is an ABC Family television series. It stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. It first aired on ABC Family on August 17, 2010. The show follows local politician Mel Burke (Melissa Joan Hart) and Joe Longo (Joey Lawrence). Mel hires him to take care of her niece and nephew after a Ponzi scheme leaves him broke.

Melissa & Joey
Melissa & Joey logo.png
GenreSituation comedy
Created byDavid Kendall
Bob Young
StarringMelissa Joan Hart
Joey Lawrence
Taylor Spreitler
Nick Robinson
Theme music composerJoey Lawrence &
Matthew Gerrard
Opening theme"Stuck With Me",
performed by Joey Lawrence
Composer(s)Danny Lux &
Michael Reola
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes82 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)David Kendall
Bob Young
Melissa Joan Hart
Joey Lawrence
Paula Hart
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 22 minutes
Production company(s)Hartbreak Films
ABC Family Original Productions
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC Family
Picture format1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseAugust 17, 2010 (2010-08-17) – present
External links
Website

The show has been renewed by ABC Family for a second season of fifteen episodes. They began airing on May 30, 2012. The show is ranked number one on Cable TV's telecast at 8 o'clock for people ages 18–34, 18-49 and 12-34. On August 17, 2012, ABC Family renewed the show for a third season. It premiered in Spring 2013. The fourth series begins in October 2014.

On May 24, 2011, Shout! Factory released Melissa & Joey: Season One, Part One on DVD in Region 1. It includes special features and a sneak peek of the rest of season one episodes, bloopers and interviews with the cast. On October 4, 2011, Shout! Factory released Melissa & Joey: Season One, Part Two on DVD in Region 1. It included the rest of the episodes of the first season in a 2-disc set.

What is the show about?Edit

Mel Burke (Melissa Joan Hart) lives in Toledo, Ohio. She is a politician there. Her sister and brother-in-law ran a Ponzi scheme. The sister is in prison and the brother-in-law is on the run. This leaves her niece Lennox and her nephew Ryder without their parents to take care of them. Mel takes them into her home. However, Joe Longo (Joey Lawrence) used to work for Mel's brother-in-law and lost everything he had including his car, money, house and his wife who left him. He tries to find a job. Mel finds it hard to handle her own life including parenting her niece and nephew. She hires Joe to become the family's new male nanny, or "manny".

EpisodesEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 30 August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17) September 14, 2011 (2011-09-14) Part 1 Part 2 N/A N/A
May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)[1] October 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)[2]
2 15[3] May 30, 2012 (2012-05-30) August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29) N/A N/A N/A
3[4] TBA Spring 2013 TBA N/A N/A N/A

RatingsEdit

Season Timeslot (ET/PT) No. of
episodes
Premiered Ended TV season Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
Season 1 Tuesday 8pm (2010)
Wednesday 8pm (2011)
30 August 17, 2010 2.15[5] September 14, 2011 1.39[6] 2010–11 1.24
Season 2 Wednesday 8pm 15 May 30, 2012 1.21[7] 2012 TBA 2012 TBA

International releaseEdit

Country / Region Channel Premiere References
  Brazil Sony Spin October 4, 2011 [8]
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Fox life 2012 [9]
  Canada ABC Spark March 26, 2012 [10]
  Hungary Magyar Televízió January 21, 2012 [11]
  India STAR World India October 6, 2011 [12]
  Italy Comedy Central April 9, 2012 [13]
  Netherlands Comedy Central September 5, 2011 [14]
  Serbia Fox life 2012 [9]
  Russia Disney Channel (Russia) April 2, 2012 [15]
  Turkey ComedyMax 2011 [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lambert, David (February 17, 2011). "Melissa & Joey – DVDs for ABC Family's Series Starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  2. "Melissa & Joey – 'Season 1, Part 2' Announced: Date, Cost, Cover Art". TVShowsonDVD. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  3. "(#2001/2002) "I Can Manage/If You Can't Stand the Heat"". Listings – Melissa & Joey on ABC Family. the Futon Critic. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  4. "ABC Family Renews 'Melissa & Joey', 'Baby Daddy', 'Switched at Birth' & Orders Additional Episodes of 'Bunheads'". 17 August 2012.
  5. Robert, Seidman (August 18, 2010). "More Tuesday Cable: 'Warehouse 13' Drops, 'Teen Mom,' & 'Hawthorne Get Bigger & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 18, 2010.
  6. Robert. "Wednesday Cable: 'Storage Wars' Tops; 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Melissa & Joey' Finales; 'Operation Repo' Premiere & More".
  7. "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Hatfields & McCoys' Wins Night, NBA Playoffs, 'Hardcore History', 'Restaurant Impossible', 'Melissa & Joey' 'Daily Show' & More – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. May 31, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  8. "SÉRIES ONLINE – Notícias – Sony Spin estreia a comédia "Melissa & Joey" em outubro". Seriesonline.terra.com.br. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Melissa and Joey".
  10. "ABCFamily.com". Abcspark.com. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  11. "Melissa and Joey".
  12. "Melissa and Joey". StarWorld.in. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  13. "Melissa & Joey | Episodi | Comedy Central Italia". Comedycentral.it. April 9, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  14. "Melissa and Joey". Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  15. "ТВ". www.programma.tv.
  16. "Melissa & Joey – Comedymax". Digiturk. Retrieved August 17, 2012.

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