Melissa & Joey

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Melissa & Joey
Melissa & Joey logo.png
Genre Situation comedy
Created by David Kendall
Bob Young
Starring Melissa Joan Hart
Joey Lawrence
Taylor Spreitler
Nick Robinson
Theme music composer Joey Lawrence &
Matthew Gerrard
Opening theme "Stuck With Me",
performed by Joey Lawrence
Composer(s) Danny Lux &
Michael Reola
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 43 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) David Kendall
Bob Young
Melissa Joan Hart
Joey Lawrence
Paula Hart
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time approx. 22 min.
Production company(s) Hartbreak Films
ABC Family Original Productions
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC Family
Picture format 1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17) – present
Status Currently airing
Other websites
Official website

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.

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 will premiere in Spring 2013.

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?[change | edit source]

Mel Burke (Melissa Joan Hart) lives in Toledo, Ohio. She is a politician there. Her brother-in-law and sister got caught in a Ponzi scheme. 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) had 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".

Episodes[change | edit source]

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


Ratings[change | edit source]

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 release[change | edit source]

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]

References[change | edit source]

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  2. "Melissa & Joey – 'Season 1, Part 2' Announced: Date, Cost, Cover Art". TVShowsonDVD. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Melissa-Joey-Season-1-Part-2/15637. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
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  5. Robert, Seidman (August 18, 2010). "More Tuesday Cable: 'Warehouse 13' Drops, 'Teen Mom,' & 'Hawthorne Get Bigger & More". TV By the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/08/18/more-tuesday-cable-warehouse-13-drops-teen-mom-hawthorne-get-bigger-more/60355. Retrieved August 18, 2010.
  6. Robert. "Wednesday Cable: 'Storage Wars' Tops; 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Melissa & Joey' Finales; 'Operation Repo' Premiere & More". http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/09/15/wednesday-cable-storage-wars-tops-necessary-roughness-melissa-operation-repo-premiere-more/103739/.
  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. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/05/31/wednesday-cable-ratings-hatfields-mccoys-nba-playoffs-hardcore-history-restaurant-impossible-melissa-joey-daily-show-more/136370/. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  8. "SÉRIES ONLINE – Notícias – Sony Spin estreia a comédia "Melissa & Joey" em outubro". Seriesonline.terra.com.br. http://seriesonline.terra.com.br/noticias/2011/2011_09_13c.html. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
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  12. "Melissa and Joey". StarWorld.in. http://www.starworld.in/show/melissa-and-joey/about_144.aspx. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
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  14. "Melissa and Joey". http://mtvnetworks.nl/corporate/persberichten/comedy-central/sitcom-kindsterren-ook-volwassen-succesvol. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
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