Watch Melissa & Joey
- 4 Seasons
Melissa & Joey was a popular sitcom that aired on FreeForm from 2010 to 2015. The show was a lighthearted comedy about Melissa Burke (Melissa Joan Hart), a city councilwoman, and Joe Longo (Joey Lawrence), her former babysitter, who is now hired to be her nanny after a family scandal leaves her in need of assistance.
The show follows the antics and mishaps that arise from Melissa and Joe's unlikely partnership, as they navigate their way through the ups and downs of parenting, relationships, and work. Melissa has two teenage nephews, Ryder (Nick Robinson) and Lennox (Taylor Spreitler), who also live with her, adding to the chaos of their home life.
Melissa is a strong, independent woman who is focused on her career and can be a bit uptight. She takes her job as a city councilwoman seriously, but struggles to balance her career with her personal life. Joe, on the other hand, is a free-spirited, laid-back kind of guy who is more focused on living in the moment than planning for the future. He often clashes with Melissa's uptight personality, but the two eventually find a way to work together and form a close bond.
Ryder is a typical high school student who struggles with the ups and downs of teenage life, namely, relationships and school. Lennox is an intelligent and opinionated teenage girl who often clashes with Melissa's strict rules, but deep down cares for her family and values their relationships.
Along with the main cast, the show features a slew of guest stars and recurring characters. Megan Hilty and John Ross Bowie play married couple, Teri and Brad, who are neighbors and close friends of Melissa and Joe. Matthew Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence, real-life brothers, both play love interests for Lennox. Wendy Makkena plays Melissa's sister, Meredith. Chris Brochu plays Ryder's best friend, and Rachel G. Fox plays a popular mean girl at school.
John Ratzenberger, known for his role on Cheers, plays Joe's estranged father, who he reconciles with later in the series. Hal Ozsan plays Joe's best friend, Andre, who is always getting himself and Joe in trouble. Rib Hillis plays Lennox's boyfriend, who causes tension with Melissa. Julie Brown plays Joe's overbearing and controlling ex-wife. Kevin Bigley plays a love interest for Lennox. Elizabeth Ho plays a love interest for Ryder. Erin Sanders plays a popular girl at school who Ryder has a crush on. Justin Hartley plays a famous actor who Melissa has a brief fling with. Meaghan Jette Martin plays Joe's long lost daughter, who he reunites with in the series finale.
Other guest stars include Daniella Monet, Marla Sokoloff, Erin Cardillo, Shannon Elizabeth, Leslie Grossman, Brooke Burke, Suzy Nakamura, Brian Baumgartner, Vicki Davis, Valerie Harper, Faith Prince, Wilmer Calderon, Jeremy Luke, Dave Florek, Keesha Sharp, Mo Gaffney, Doris Roberts, Sterling Knight, Vivica A. Fox, Courtney Henggeler, Shawn Christian, Trevor Donovan, Tim Conway, Peter Bonerz, Barry Livingston, Elizabeth Berkley, Beth Broderick, and Tara Strong.
Overall, Melissa & Joey was a fun and entertaining show that provided a welcomed escape from reality. The show tackled important themes like family, relationships, and personal growth, but did so in a lighthearted and humorous way. The chemistry between Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence was undeniable, making them one of TV's most beloved duos. The show was a feel-good sitcom that will always be remembered fondly by fans.
Melissa & Joey is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (104 episodes). The series first aired on August 17, 2010.