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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.

Tuesdays at 9:00 pm et/pt on WE tv
4 Seasons, 34 Episodes
January 25, 2011
Reality
6.2/10
Cast: Joan Rivers
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Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Downsizing overwhelms Joan; and Melissa finally discovers what's bothering her son during a confrontation with his lacrosse coach.

  • After the Rivers' beloved Pekingese dog, Max, passes away, Joan exhibits uncharacteristic behavior. Meanwhile, Melissa faces the man who betrayed her.

  • Joan decides to dress like a real grandmother in an effort to get some acting gigs; and Melissa faces a love-triangle betrayal.

  • 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.

  • In the third-season finale, Melissa is concerned when she misses her period; and Joan plans a party in honor of her staff on a yacht.

  • Joan is eager to cross items off her bucket list after receiving disappointing news from her doctor.

  • Joan clashes with a neighbor as she prepares to hold her annual Thanksgiving feast in her New York City apartment. Meanwhile, Melissa is pleasantly surprised when her British boyfriend agrees to attend the holiday meal.

  • Joan goes to England on tour; at the same time, Melissa is in London for "Fashion Police" and goes out with a publicist. Meanwhile, Tony's U.K. debut is a disaster.

  • Joan becomes obsessed with disaster preparedness after experiencing a minor earthquake. She also uses a hologram to preserve her legacy. Meanwhile, Melissa's therapist encourages her to look for love.

  • Joan and Melissa load the family up on a tour bus for a vacation exploring America's past, during which Joan confronts a store that has banned her books.

  • Financial pressure and network censorship inspires to create her own online talk show. Melissa deals with relationship drama.

  • Melissa's ex-husband has a sleepover. Joan kisses a girl after a night out.

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Joan Rivers Brings Waterboarding to Reality TV: Watch the VIDEO!

One brash joke after another.

Was it just too much for Cooper Endicot?

Or maybe it was the last “Fashion Police” review ripping on Vanessa Hudgens that pushed the 10-year old grandson of Joan Rivers to the edge.

Regardless of his motives, the victims of Rivers’ harsh jokes may have felt vindicated watching Cooper “waterboard” his grandma.

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? Video Clips & Extras

Joan & Melissa: Blue Balls - Reactions Clip (01:38) Joan & Melissa: Boxes Clip (00:56) Joan & Melissa: Report Card Clip (00:33) Joan & Melissa: Recipes Clip (01:23) Joan & Melissa: Matzo Balls Clip (01:19) Joan & Melissa: Addicted to Daily Doubles Reactions Clip (01:25) Joan & Melissa: Toucans Clip (01:17) Joan & Melissa: Monsters of Talk Clip (01:15)

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