Melissa & Joey

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  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.0  (19,817)

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.

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Double Happiness
22. Double Happiness
August 5, 2015
Melissa is delivered unexpected news as she prepares for her senate campaign. Ryder learns where the Navy is sending him. Lennox and Zander are shaken up after they survive a serious car crash.
Be The Bigger Person
21. Be The Bigger Person
July 29, 2015
Mel is called out by a voter who witnesses her eating an unhealthy burger after she launches a nutritious-eating campaign.
Game Night
20. Game Night
July 22, 2015
The family meets to spend time with Ryder and takes a walk down memory lane.
Put A Ring On It
19. Put A Ring On It
July 15, 2015
Mel pretends to be thrilled about the one-of-a-kind birthday present from Joe.
Melissa & Joey's Frozen
18. Melissa & Joey's Frozen
July 8, 2015
Mel and Joe become "frozen" during a ski trip and thaw out a century later.
The Parent Trap
17. The Parent Trap
July 1, 2015
Mel's father and Joe's mother hit it off. Lennox and Zander try being "friends with benefits."
The Early Shift
16. The Early Shift
June 24, 2015
Joe's new work schedule interferes with Mel's attempts to gain financial backing for her congressional run.
The Book Club
15. The Book Club
June 17, 2015
The best-selling author of an erotic book becomes infatuated with Joe.
You Little Devil
14. You Little Devil
June 10, 2015
Joe finds out the truth about a tattoo on Mel's bottom.
Call Of Duty
13. Call Of Duty
June 3, 2015
Joe sets up a mock boot camp for Ryder in an effort to change his mind about joining the Navy.
You Say You Want an Ovulation
12. You Say You Want an Ovulation
March 18, 2015
Mel and Joe are ready to get pregnant. Ryder wonders what to do with his future.
Gone Girl
11. Gone Girl
March 11, 2015
Joe encourages Dani to tell her mother the truth about her behavior.
Parental Guidance
10. Parental Guidance
March 4, 2015
Joe makes the difficult decision to call Felicia when he learns that Dani has broken the rules.
Being There
9. Being There
February 25, 2015
Joe's decision to ban the use of technology for the weekend could be costly.
Face the Music
8. Face the Music
February 18, 2015
Mel learns the truth to why Joe is unsupportive of Dani's musical talents.
Thanks, But No Thanks
7. Thanks, But No Thanks
February 11, 2015
Joe returns a gift from Mel's relatives and then panics when they discover they're going to visit.
Failure to Communicate
6. Failure to Communicate
February 4, 2015
Mel hires an expert to repair the family's computer, despite Joe's claim that he can fix it himself.
Let's Get It Started
5. Let's Get It Started
January 28, 2015
Joe tries to convince Mel that they're ready to start a family; Zander dates Lennox's friend.
The Day After
4. The Day After
January 21, 2015
Dani refuses to give Dani permission to go on a date; Mel is faced with a dilemma.
The Honeymooners
3. The Honeymooners
January 14, 2015
After their exotic honeymoon is canceled, Joe and Mel head to a cabin instead. However, problems arise on their new getaway.
A Melanie & Josiah Christmas
2. A Melanie & Josiah Christmas
December 10, 2014
An argument about ornaments on the Christmas tree sparks a memory in Mel about her family.
Witch Came First
1. Witch Came First
October 22, 2014
In the fourth season premiere, Mel's doctor reveals she was once a teenage witch.
Where to Watch Melissa & Joey
Melissa & Joey is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Melissa & Joey on demand at Amazon, Hulu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Freeform.
  • Premiere Date
    August 17, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (19,817)