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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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{ 216 comments… read them below or add one }

Joanne July 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Keep keep keep !!!!! Love in


bryan July 5, 2011 at 11:51 pm

keep it!!!!! such a good show!!


stephi July 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

i love this show melissa and joey so funny makes my day to watch it


stephi July 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

keep melissa and joey please


euoropean_democratic June 30, 2011 at 1:58 am

Keep it, it’s a funny show worth keeping.


seaoris June 29, 2011 at 12:20 am

Keep it…great show just started watching it on youtube…love the show….really mad I missed out on this show for so long.


Tove June 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

Keep it!!!! It’s funny, it’s good and i just love it!!


ana June 25, 2011 at 1:16 am

KEEP IT!!!!!!!!!!


Aline June 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

Keep it!!!! It’s really, really good!!!!!! And it’s true it was getting really good!!!!!


louise June 7, 2011 at 11:32 am

i love joey and melissa it is a really funny show there is so much crap on tv thats not worth watching bring joey and melissa back


Tonia May 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

KEEPPP IT!!! its great and there aren’t enough great sitcoms anymore! We need more…
and dont evveeerr remove “modern family” either!!!!!!! :-)


Kizi May 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm

kEEP GOING IS FUNNY, And I just love them together.


christen April 29, 2011 at 11:35 am

i love love love that show!!


Anonymous April 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Keep the show!!


Ayla April 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Keep it! It was just getting good!


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