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. Shalyn says

    My boyfriend and i started watching the season on netflix and i just finished it today. i love this show and will be sad if i never get to fibd out what happens between joey and melissa.

  2. says

    11/17/11 hi names Kimmie. I say I want you guy’s to keep this show. I loved watching it. I enjoy the pilot episode think it’s funny. I shall think go keep this show. don’t cancle. when it go be back on so say keep the show.

  3. banshee says

    Its a keeper – funny, family-oriented, and I find myself really interested in whether or not they get together eventually – love that kind of stuff. Not a perfect show but when I look forward to episodes and know when a show is on, and even DVR it – it is good…

  4. Marida says

    KEEP IT!! I LOVE IT! I have already followed others series that did cancel and i hate when that happend! please! Keep it! Melissa and Joey is one of the funniest and cutest and best serie I ever seen! truly! it’s so good!

  5. Malin says

    KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPP IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT. I will be really amd if thi9s show gets cancelled. I love it so much. I think everyone agrees with me when i saw that the show rocks. I really want to see what happens next so don’t you dare cancel it. I LLOVE Melissa i remember seeing her in Sabrina. I used to love that show and now i love this show. I don’t want this show to be cancelled just like the other show was. SOO KEEEP IT.

  6. Ryan says

    It was renewed for a second season guys, and that clearly says something considering it is on ABC Family. This show is hilarious!

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