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Melissa & Joey: Season 1 (2010-2011)

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In the premiere series of this comedy, busy politician Mel Burke (Melissa Joan Hart) gains custody of her teenage niece, Lennox (Taylor Spreitler), and nephew, Ryder (Nick Robinson), after their parents get in trouble with the law. Mel quickly learns she needs help looking after the kids, so she hires unemployed Joe Longo (Joey Lawrence) to help her run the household. Joe has a personal connection to the kids' father: He was an executive at the company their dad left in shambles. Joe's new job as a nanny wreaks havoc on his dating life, and at one point, Mel tries to help him by pretending to be his girlfriend at his college reunion. Meanwhile, Mel enters into a romance with a younger man; and Joe dates Mel's personal trainer. Stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence are executive producers of the series.

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Critic Reviews for Melissa & Joey: Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

Melissa & Joey is by no means offensive, and I wouldn't even call it awful -- it's fine to have on in the background, or on mute -- but it's not good, and is a really strange programming choice for a cable network in 2010.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The Melissa & Joey pilot is no great shakes. But Melissa [Joan Hart] and Joey [Lawrence] could be.

August 13, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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I want to give this show a chance and I will... Hopefully, it was just the introductions, jamming the background in, and getting the characters acquainted with each other that made it seem so jumbled and bad.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

But overall, the show doesn't live up to its stars, and the use of strong language and references to underage drinking and sex ensure that it's not for tweens.

November 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's not only the trash that's stinking on Melissa & Joey.

August 17, 2010 | Full Review…

Despite the backstory, the humor is conventionally jolly. Hart has the comic edge over Lawrence: She's girlish and goofy, like a plush-doll Jane Krakowski.

August 30, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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