Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

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  • 2011
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.3  (330)

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? was a reality television show that aired on WE tv from 2011-2014. The show followed the daily lives of Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa Rivers, as they faced various challenges and mishaps in their personal and professional lives. The show had five seasons in total, with each season consisting of around 10-12 episodes.

The show was a spin-off of the previous reality show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Rivers Live at the Red Carpet, which also aired on WE tv. This new show focused on Joan and Melissa's personal life, rather than their career in the entertainment industry. The show was filmed at their home in Los Angeles and also included footage of them traveling outside of their home.

The premise of the show was centered around the dynamic relationship between Joan and Melissa. Viewers got an inside look at their mother-daughter bond, which was often filled with bickering, humor, love, and tears. Throughout the show, Joan constantly tried to give Melissa advice, whether she wanted it or not. The title of the show, Joan Knows Best?, alluded to Joan's tendency to think that she knows what is best for everyone around her.

The show often revolved around the daily struggles that came with living with Joan, who was notoriously difficult and demanding. For example, in one episode, Joan refused to move out of Melissa's guest room, causing Melissa to have to sleep on the couch. In another episode, Joan decided to plan a party for her dog, which ended up causing chaos and drama among the guests.

In addition to following their daily lives, the show also focused on major events in Joan and Melissa's life. For example, the show documented Melissa's wedding to her now ex-husband, as well as Joan's experience competing on Celebrity Apprentice. The show provided an inside look at their personal lives, as well as their struggles with fame and success.

One of the notable moments from the show was Joan's health scare in 2013. During filming, Joan was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma. The show documented this event and Melissa's struggle to cope with her mother's health crisis. Joan eventually recovered, and the show continued filming following her release from the hospital.

Throughout the show, Joan was the star of the show, often stealing the spotlight with her humor and quick wit. Her outspoken personality and sharp tongue were on full display, as she frequently made jokes at her own expense and those around her. Melissa often played the straight man to Joan's comedic antics, but was also a strong presence, offering her own opinions and insights.

Overall, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? was an entertaining reality show that offered a glimpse into the personal lives of Joan and Melissa Rivers. The show provided moments of laughter, drama, and poignancy, as the mother-daughter duo navigated their personal and professional lives. The show also offered a unique look at the life of a celebrity and the challenges that come with fame.

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.

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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.
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, Hulu, Google Play, Apple TV, Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    January 25, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (330)