Melissa & Joey: New ABC Family Show; Cancel or Keep It?

Melissa & JoeyStarring a pair of sitcom veterans, Melissa & Joey revolves around Mel Burke (Melissa Joan Hart) and Joe Longo (Joey Lawrence). She’s a young politico who must take in her sister’s two teenage kids (Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson). She hires Joe, an out-of-work commodities trader, to be the family’s new “manny” and mishaps ensue.

If the premise of Melissa & Joey seems familiar, it’s probably because it sounds a lot like Who’s the Boss?, the sitcom that ran for eight seasons on ABC. But, how will this new TV show fare? As well as its predecessor or will it be cancelled after just one season, like so many other ABC Family sitcoms?

Melissa & Joey debuted on August 17th to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.15 million total viewers. That marked a record for an ABC Family premiere in both total viewership and the key demo. The second half-hour performed about as well, with a 0.9 rating and 2.18 million viewers.

But, can those numbers hold up? The answer is “yes” if the second week’s numbers are any indication. In week two, the numbers held steady in the all-important demo rating. Total viewership declined a bit, to 1.92 million.

If viewership can stay at these levels, it’s a safe bet that Melissa & Joey will be renewed for a second season.

But, what do you think? Is Melissa & Joey worth watching? Would you keep it on the air or just cancel it?

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  1. R.S. says

    I say keep it. It’s a new time period. The people are more attractive lol. Besides that, it’s actually an enjoyable show. It’s a show that actually has a purpose and real entertainment value.

  2. Alexis says

    KEEP THE SHOW!!!!! It is a wonderful family show…im 34 and enjoy it myself…it reminds me of the old days of watching whos the boss, cosby show, good family shows like that dont exist anymore and this deserves to stay…Great to see Joseph and Melissa back on TV….


  3. Anika says

    I say, without question, keep this show!!!!!! Melissa and Joey is comedy and family fun thrown in with a little underlaying attraction between the two grown ups – for what show without some romance would be worth watching? However, Melissa and Joey is not filled with so many other ABC family shows in which drama dominates them and creates a whole emotional and frustrating mess for the viewers (though I do like these shows too). Nevertheless, I love this lighthearted comedy and even its more serious topics does not take away from this show. So please, don’t disappoint Melissa and Joey fans by not renewing this show for a second season.

  4. Sayla says

    I love Melissa and Joey, I’m tired of the fact that everytime I find a good show it gets canceled. SO Pleeeease keep Melissa and Joey on the air.

  5. Court says

    I love Melissa & Joey. I like both of them e verything from Clarissa explains it all to brotherly love. I grew up with these two. Please keep the episodes coming!!!!

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