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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.


Critic Reviews for Melissa & Joey: Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

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

August 13, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…

ABC Family has been on something of a creative roll on the dramatic side. Melissa & Joey, by contrast, represents a decided lurch back toward the bland old days, grasping at TGIF's ostensible niche while offering precious little for which to be thankful.

August 16, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Melissa & Joey are working again, and working hard, goshdarnit, for you. Your job is to sit there, numb, and remember Melissa and Joey fondly. Think about it: Is there anything that would be nicer to have back with us than the 1990s?

August 17, 2010 | Full Review…

It's far from unwatchable, and there's potential in its leads, if they're left to their own devices.

August 16, 2010 | Full Review…

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