After a family scandal leaves Mel, a local politician, alone with her niece and nephew, she hires a man named Joe to become the family's male nanny, or "manny".
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Series cast summary:
 Melanie 'Mel' Burke / ... (104 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Joseph 'Joe' Longo / ... (104 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Lennox Scanlon / ... (104 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Ryder Scanlon / ... (103 episodes, 2010-2015)


After a family scandal leaves Mel, a local politician, alone with her niece and nephew, she hires a man named Joe to become the family's male nanny, or "manny".

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nephew | niece | politician | nanny | woman | See All (29) »


A good nanny is hard to find.


Comedy | Romance


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17 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melissa ja Joey  »

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All three Lawrence brothers (Joey, Matthew, and Andrew) have been in the show. See more »


Referenced in Suburgatory: Poetic Injustice (2012) See more »

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I don't know how they have the nerve to call it a comedy.
18 August 2014 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is a new show for British audiences, and to be honest even my first impression from the trailer was a bad one. Even from the title you can tell, 'Melissa and Joey' WOW how original and imaginative. Anyway, nothing else was on so I wanted to see what it was like. My expectations were wrong, it's much worse than I imagined it would be. I mean surely comedies must include jokes and funny/uncomfortable situations for the characters, I haven't found ONE single joke in any of the episodes I have watched, and its way way WAY too safe, so much so it's like watching somebody's everyday life. It has got to the point now where I watch it hoping that it redeems its self and actually makes me laugh, sadly that is yet to happen.

I have watched some really bad TV shows and movies(and some really good ones), but nothing has ever compelled me enough to write a good or bad review.

It's just that it feels like my duty to lower the average score as much as T can, because it seems like something can be called comedy if canned laughter is put over a conversation that is told like a terrible comedian tells a punchline, (AWFUL acting, worse than a kids Nickelodeon comedy) but the punchline is the expected response of a normal conversation. I listen to the words they say, and then hear laughter from the audience and shout out loud to the TV (the show gets that bad) saying 'THAT WAS NOT A JOKE, WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING ?!?!?!'.

I said to myself with almost certainty that it couldn't get past the first season, then I come online and see that they have made FOUR F-ING SEASONS of this borefest. There must be some kind of bribery going on at the top of the hierarchy for it to have lasted over 100 episodes, because I really don't understand how it has been successful.

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