Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence are returning with season two of their hit ABC Family sitcom, Melissa & Joey. The former child stars kick off their sophomore year on Wednesday, May 30th with a pair of episodes, starting at 8pm.
After giving Melissa & Joey an extended first season of 30 episodes, ABC Family renewed the show for a second season last July. There will be 18 installments this time around and it seems likely that the cable channel will split them into two parts.
Here’s the press release from ABC Family:
ABC FAMILY’S ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES “MELISSA & JOEY” RETURNS FOR SERIES’ SECOND SEASON BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012 WITH BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES
Burbank, CA (March 12, 2012) – ABC Family kicks off the summer with the second season premiere of “Melissa & Joey,” on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, with back-to-back episodes at 8:00PM and 8:30PM.
Starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, season two of “Melissa & Joey” picks up with Mel’s (Hart) house in disarray after the bathtub crashed through the living room in the season one finale. Joe (Lawrence) continues to help Mel raise her teenage niece (Taylor Spreitler) and nephew (Nick Robinson), while she pursues her career in local politics. The second season features such guest stars as Debi Mazar (“Entourage”), Cody Linley (“Dancing with the Stars, “Hannah Montana”), Gregg Sulkin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) and comedienne Rita Rudner.
“Melissa & Joey” ranks as ABC Family’s number one comedy of all time in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, and Persons 12-34. During its most recent season, “Melissa & Joey” also ranked as the #1 cable program on Wednesdays at 8 o’clock among key demographics Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Women 18-49, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34. “Melissa & Joey” is a half-hour multi-cam comedy executive-produced by Bob Young & David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson star.
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What do you think? Are you looking forward to season two of Melissa & Joey?
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