(It is mentioned that her brother-in-law ran off leaving the company in disarray and it is implied that he ran off with the millions Joe made for him and left his wife to take the blame.
The result is her being in federal prison and the reason for the children having to stay with Mel.) She explains that there is a hiring freeze downtown so she can't get him a job. Joe takes Ryder to school so Mel won't miss her meeting.
The show proved to be quite successful for ABC Family as the show established a 13-week high in total viewers, an eight-week high in viewers between the ages of 18–34 and 18–49 and a 15-week high in female viewers between the ages of 12–34 in its third season. When a family scandal leaves her niece, Lennox, and nephew, Ryder, without their parents, Mel takes them in.
Meanwhile, Joe is a former commodities trader left bankrupt after a Ponzi scheme, and finds himself searching for a job.
Mel Burke is having trouble with her niece, Lennox.
As she tries to juggle being a councillor and a guardian, she gets a little overwhelmed. Mel is hesitant to do so until she finds out Lennox wrote a poem about her principal, Miss Lunt (Vernee Watson), that wasn't so nice. Before leaving for a meeting, Joseph "Joe" Longo knocks on her door.
I am also positive he looks like someone famous here, and I cannot for the life of me figure it out. looks somewhat apologetic here, which is possibly appropriate.
Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen also has a whole collection of Disney Princes made to look just real enough to make you think they’re ready to jump out the screen and rescue you from the modern dating scene.
an up-and-coming local politician who hires Joseph "Joe" Longo (Lawrence), a recently divorced commodities broker, as the nanny for her niece and nephew.
The series premiered on August 17, 2010 on ABC Family.
Melissa & Joey stood as Wednesday's No.1 cable TV telecast at 8 o'clock in Adults 18–34, Women 18–34, Women 18–49 and Females 12–34 Demographics.
Season 2 also dominated its cable time period, ranking No.1 across key measures Adults 18–34, Women 18–34, Adults 18–49, Women 18–49, Viewers 12–34 and Females 12–34.