Melissa & Joey
|Melissa & Joey|
|Created by||David Kendall
|Starring||Melissa Joan Hart
|Theme music composer||Joey Lawrence &
|Opening theme||"Stuck With Me",
performed by Joey Lawrence
|Composer(s)||Danny Lux &
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||82 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||David Kendall
Melissa Joan Hart
|Running time||approx. 22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hartbreak Films
ABC Family Original Productions
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original channel||ABC Family|
|Picture format||1080i 16:9 (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original run||August 17, 2010– present|
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 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?[change | change source]
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".
Episodes[change | change source]
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||30||August 17, 2010||September 14, 2011||Part 1||Part 2||N/A||N/A|
|May 24, 2011||October 4, 2011|
|2||15||May 30, 2012||August 29, 2012||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Ratings[change | change source]
|Season||Timeslot (ET/PT)||No. of
|Season 1||Tuesday 8pm (2010)
Wednesday 8pm (2011)
|30||August 17, 2010||2.15||September 14, 2011||1.39||2010–11||1.24|
|Season 2||Wednesday 8pm||15||May 30, 2012||1.21||2012||TBA||2012||TBA|
International release[change | change source]
|Country / Region||Channel||Premiere||References|
|Brazil||Sony Spin||October 4, 2011|||
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Fox life||2012|||
|Canada||ABC Spark||March 26, 2012|||
|Hungary||Magyar Televízió||January 21, 2012|||
|India||STAR World India||October 6, 2011|||
|Italy||Comedy Central||April 9, 2012|||
|Netherlands||Comedy Central||September 5, 2011|||
|Russia||Disney Channel (Russia)||April 2, 2012|||
References[change | change source]
- Lambert, David (February 17, 2011). "Melissa & Joey – DVDs for ABC Family's Series Starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence". TVShowsonDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Melissa-Joey-Season-1-Part-1/15034. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
- "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.
- "(#2001/2002) "I Can Manage/If You Can't Stand the Heat"". Listings – Melissa & Joey on ABC Family. the Futon Critic. http://thefutoncritic.com/listings/20120423abcfamily01. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
- 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.
- 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/.
- "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.
- "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.
- [foxlife.foxchannels.rs "Melissa and Joey"]. foxlife.foxchannels.rs.
- "ABCFamily.com". Abcspark.com. http://www.abcspark.com. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
- "Melissa and Joey". http://www.sorozatjunkie.hu/2012/01/21/emlekezteto-melissa-joey.
- "Melissa and Joey". StarWorld.in. http://www.starworld.in/show/melissa-and-joey/about_144.aspx. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "Melissa & Joey | Episodi | Comedy Central Italia". Comedycentral.it. April 9, 2012. http://www.comedycentral.it/shows/melissa-and-joey/. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "Melissa and Joey". http://mtvnetworks.nl/corporate/persberichten/comedy-central/sitcom-kindsterren-ook-volwassen-succesvol. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
- "Melissa & Joey – Comedymax". Digiturk. http://www.digiturk.com.tr/dizi/melissa-joey. Retrieved August 17, 2012.