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MELISSA & JOEY
Air Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: (#3015) "What Happens in Jersey, Part 1"
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MEL AND JOE FIND THEMSELVES IN A COMPROMISING POSITION WHEN THEY GO BACK TO NEW JERSEY TO VISIT JOE'S FAMILY ON THE TWO-PART SUMMER FINALE OF ABC FAMILY'S "MELISSA AND JOEY," ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28th AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th AT 8PM ET/PT

Doris Roberts, Faith Prince and Marissa Jaret Winokur Guest Star as Joe's Family

Burbank, CA (August 8, 2013) Mel must pose as Joe's ex-wife at his dying grandmother's birthday party in New Jersey, on the special two-part summer finale of "Melissa and Joey." "What Happens in Jersey Part 1" airs Wednesday, August 28th , with "What Happens in Jersey Part 2" concluding Wednesday, September 4th (8:00PM ET/PT).

In failing health, Joe's grandmother Sofia (Doris Roberts) begs him to come visit her one last time for her birthday, and to bring his beautiful wife Tiffany along. Since Joe never got around to telling "Nona" he and Tiffany got divorced, he's forced to beg Mel to pretend to be his trampy ex. Soon, Joe and Mel are on the road to Jersey with Lennox and Ryder tagging along.

Once there, they meet Joe's colorful mother Gloria (Faith Prince), his sister Theresa (Marissa Jaret Winokur) and the formidable Sofia. Sensing something is amiss with her grandson and his "wife," Sofia resorts to trickery to see them repair their marriage by any means necessary. What started out as a silly ruse soon makes a wrong turn, and leaves Joe and Mel confused as to where they stand with each other.

Meanwhile, Joe's nephew Marco (Kevin Fonteyne) makes the moves on Lennox. And Ryder enjoys being treated like a king´┐Żuntil he's asked to perform a favor for the family.

"Melissa and Joey" stars Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson, and is executive-produced by Bob Young & David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.

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MELISSA & JOEY (ABC FAMILY)
Returns in TBA 2014 or 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/17/10 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's fourth) on 3/17/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC Family's press release, March 2014) "Melissa & Joey," the hit comedy starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, has been picked up for a fourth season, which will take the series to over a milestone 100 episodes. Hart plays Mel, a local politician raising her niece Lennox (Taylor Spreitler) and nephew Ryder (Nick Robinson) with the help of Joe (Lawrence), a financial whiz who took the job of running Mel's household after Mel's sister caused him to unfairly lose his job in a business scandal. In the series' third season, the kids are grown and independent and Mel and Joe have decided to give in to their feelings and pursue a relationship with each other. "Melissa & Joey" is a half-hour multi-cam comedy executive-produced by David Kendall & Seth Kurland, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence and John Ziffren. Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"), Joey Lawrence ("Blossom"), Taylor Spreitler ("Days of Our Lives") and Nick Robinson ("Jurassic World") star. The series was created by David Kendall & Bob Young.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Joey Lawrence as Joe
· Melissa Joan Hart as Mel
· Nick Robinson as Ryder
· Taylor Spreitler as Lennox
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Tracey Fairaway as Lennox (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bob Young as CRTR/EP
· David Kendall as CRTR/EP
· Joey Lawrence as EP
· Melissa Joan Hart as EP
· Paula Hart as EP
· Ted Wass as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available