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MELISSA & JOEY
Air Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: "A New Kind of Christmas"
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ABC FAMILY CELEBRATES THE HA HA HOLIDAYS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES OF "MELISSA & JOEY" AND "BABY DADDY" ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, STARTING AT 8PM ET/PT

Cast Members Will Be Live Tweeting During East Coast Feeds That Night

Burbank, CA (November 21, 2013) - ABC Family rings in the holidays with back-to-back Christmas episodes of the hit comedies "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," premiering Wednesday, December 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Cast members from both shows will also be live tweeting that night during the East Coast feeds, answering fan questions and sharing behind the scenes tidbits about the episodes.

"MELISSA & JOEY" (8:00PM - 8:30PM ET/PT) - In "A New Kind of Christmas," Jaime Pressly drops by as Mel's sister Meredith, who comes home from prison on furlough to celebrate Christmas with the kids and Mel, and seems unruffled by Joe's obvious animosity towards her. Starring Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson. Jaime Pressly guest stars.

"BABY DADDY" (8:30PM - 9:00PM ET/PT) - In "Emma's First Christmas," Ben and Danny end up in elf suits as they try and find the perfect toy for Emma, while Riley and Tucker volunteer to help Bonnie pull off the perfect Christmas. Starring Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Melissa Peterman. Leslie Jordan guest stars.

Fans can get more information online at: http://abcfamily.com/25days Facebook.com/25DaysofChristmas Twitter.com/ABCF25Days Twitter hashtag: #25DaysofChristmas

ABC Family

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy(R) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming - including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

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MELISSA & JOEY (ABC FAMILY)
Returns Wednesday, October 22
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/17/10 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
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