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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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christina cormier October 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

please keep the show

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Anonymous September 18, 2012 at 7:48 am

keep its amazing

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Jeny Johnson August 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

Please keep it awesome show. Really want to see what happens!!

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Rachel August 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

please keep it

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Pam June 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Great show for the whole family. We look forward to it. No good family sitcoms on anymore. Please keep it on.

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justin May 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Keep the show. My entire family loves it.

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Anonymous March 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Keeeeeeeeeep it!!!!!!!

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Vy February 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Kept it!!!! Great show!!!

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Keith February 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I have watched both of these preformers grow up on TV and I think the combo is great.

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gina lieske January 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I love it and they should keep it on. There arent any good comedies on anymore.

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kathy January 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

PLEASE KEEP THE SHOW!!!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH. THEIR IS NO OTHER SHOW LIKE IT. please please keep it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sophiesee December 30, 2011 at 12:33 am

Watched all 30 episodes, loved it, like both Joey Lawrence and Melissa Joan Hart they have great chemistry together. Keep the episodes coming ABC Family!!!

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Theresa Hilton December 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

Keep it! We LOVE LOVE LOVE this show! M & J do comedy so well!

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Natisha December 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

PLEASE KEEP THIS SHOW I LOVE IT, I keep watching the 1st season so that when the second comes our i could be all caught up. So I am asking you ABC Family to pleas kepp this show on the air

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Makayla Gaddis November 29, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I love the show KEEP IT!!!!!!:D please!!! It is awesome even my dad loves it!!!!!:D ahhhhh!:) please! Love this show!

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