Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

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  • 2011
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.3  (318)

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? is a realty television series produced by the Women's Entertainment (WeTV) cable network. The show follows comedic icon, Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa Rivers as they stumble through a challenging mother-daughter relationship. When Joan relocates from New York City, Melissa's world is rocked when her mother decides to move in with her in Malibu. The mother and daughter team is a perfect backdrop to the well-known bickering, yet caring relationship genre. The two unwitting co-habitants deal with her mother's changes in lifestyle that infiltrate the peaceful home that Melissa has created with her son, Cooper. Despite Joan's acerbic tongue, she remains a doting and loving grandmother to Cooper. At times tumultuous, the mother-daughter duo addresses the many questions that have plagued daughters since the dawn of time, as she tries to figure out if her mother really does know best. The series showcases Ms. Rivers's entertaining one-liners as it glides over the strong drive that compels this 77 comedian to keep going. The show is tailored-made as a foundation for Ms. Rivers's stand-up comedy material. For example, a buxom blond Swedish model is hired as Cooper's nanny, but clearly is there for Joan to provide commentary on her as a temptress. Ms. Rivers also makes fun of her own plastic surgery, having a healthy sense of humor about herself. In one bit, she drags the cameras around the city for a plastic surgery tour. Under the guise of having her arm flab removed, all of the consulting surgeons refuse to operate due to professional ethics. It is clear that nothing is off-limits for Ms. Rivers, even as she self-mockingly interferes in Melissa's life. However, when the chips fall, as they did with Melissa's tragic breakup, her mother is there to pick up the pieces. Clearly, the star of this show is Joan, as we watch her try to impose her ornate decorating tastes upon a horrified Melissa. Known for her scathing indictments of other celebrities and just about any cultural issue, Joan is a force to be reckoned with on this unscripted reality TV series.

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Seasons
Get the F... Out!
8. Get the F... Out!
May 3, 2014
Joan plots to get Melissa to kick her out of the house. But the plan has unexpected relationship consequences. The Rivers work with Lisa Rinna, Christina Milian and French Stewart on a new animated project.
Blue Balls
7. Blue Balls
May 3, 2014
A food fight breaks out when Joan collaborates with Tara Reid to sell matzo balls; and the Rivers take the liberty to get involved in Melody's love life.
Addicted to Daily Doubles
6. Addicted to Daily Doubles
April 26, 2013
Joan and Lynne get gambling fever: pawn shops, track visits and missed meetings. Melissa receives an award and stresses about being upstaged by mom. Will Joan be mom or Joan Rivers?
Turning Tricks
5. Turning Tricks
April 26, 2014
Joan joins Penn & Teller for a show at Magic Castle. When Joan's magic powers disappear, Melissa is left trapped. Grandma Joan ignores Melissa's orders and purchases exotic birds for Cooper.
Pill Popper
4. Pill Popper
April 19, 2014
Downsizing overwhelms Joan; and Melissa finally discovers what's bothering her son during a confrontation with his lacrosse coach.
Dog Days of Fashion Week
3. Dog Days of Fashion Week
April 12, 2014
After the Rivers' beloved Pekingese dog, Max, passes away, Joan exhibits uncharacteristic behavior. Meanwhile, Melissa faces the man who betrayed her.
Extreme Make Under
2. Extreme Make Under
April 5, 2014
Joan decides to dress like a real grandmother in an effort to get some acting gigs; and Melissa faces a love-triangle betrayal.
The Sex Tape
1. The Sex Tape
March 29, 2014
After she's a guest on Kris Jenner's talk show, Joan decides that in order to build a Kardashian-sized empire she must make a sex tape herself, so she attempts to find a co-star.
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Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? is a realty television series produced by the Women's Entertainment (WeTV) cable network. The show follows comedic icon, Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa Rivers as they stumble through a challenging mother-daughter relationship.

When Joan relocates from New York City, Melissa's world is rocked when her mother decides to move in with her in Malibu. The mother and daughter team is a perfect backdrop to the well-known bickering, yet caring relationship genre. The two unwitting co-habitants deal with her mother's changes in lifestyle that infiltrate the peaceful home that Melissa has created with her son, Cooper.

Despite Joan's acerbic tongue, she remains a doting and loving grandmother to Cooper. At times tumultuous, the mother-daughter duo addresses the many questions that have plagued daughters since the dawn of time, as she tries to figure out if her mother really does know best.

The series showcases Ms. Rivers's entertaining one-liners as it glides over the strong drive that compels this 77 comedian to keep going. The show is tailored-made as a foundation for Ms. Rivers's stand-up comedy material. For example, a buxom blond Swedish model is hired as Cooper's nanny, but clearly is there for Joan to provide commentary on her as a temptress.

Ms. Rivers also makes fun of her own plastic surgery, having a healthy sense of humor about herself. In one bit, she drags the cameras around the city for a plastic surgery tour. Under the guise of having her arm flab removed, all of the consulting surgeons refuse to operate due to professional ethics.

It is clear that nothing is off-limits for Ms. Rivers, even as she self-mockingly interferes in Melissa's life. However, when the chips fall, as they did with Melissa's tragic breakup, her mother is there to pick up the pieces.

Clearly, the star of this show is Joan, as we watch her try to impose her ornate decorating tastes upon a horrified Melissa. Known for her scathing indictments of other celebrities and just about any cultural issue, Joan is a force to be reckoned with on this unscripted reality TV series.

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (34 episodes). The series first aired on January 25, 2011.

Where to Watch Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? is available for streaming on the WE tv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on demand at Amazon, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 25, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (318)