Joey moves under Melissa's roof to make his childcare work easier. Meanwhile, at her work, Melissa meets a man and decides to go on a date with him. The new 56-inch flat-screen TV disrupts the status quo of the household.
Mel upset that her boss didn't give her credit for a project she worked on, decides to let a news crew film her at work but when it appears she rehearsed all of her actions, they want to quash the story. Mel asked them not to, so they ask her to film her at her home and still the kids are just following what Mel told them to do so the reporter wants to drop it. Unless they're allowed to film Joe which he reluctantly does and comes out out shining Mel.
Mel decides to join a dancing competition. Joey offers to be her partner. Mel is difficult, eventually they have a falling out. Jennox convinces Joe to be the bigger man. Joe does but Mel gets Mark Ballas to be her partner.
When it's revealed that a city employee has an undocumented worker, all city employees must provide documentation that any one who works for them is legal. So Mel asks Joe for his documents. But he doesn't know where they are. So unless he can produce Mel might have to let him go.
It's Halloween. The kids' father comes to see them and instead of telling Mel or Joe he's back they hide him in the attic. Mel and Joe couldn't help but hear noises coming from the attic. A neighbor tells them that someone who lived in the house was found dead in the attic.
Joey can't stand the neighbor's bird. When he tells Mel he wants to talk to him, Mel tells him not to. But when the bird gets too much, he goes there, and the man wants to get rid of the junk on his property, which is Mel's. Later they learn that part of the house is on his property and after a certain period of time, he forfeits his rights so they try to be nice to him. Ryder wants to shoot a PSA about texting and driving with Lennox and a jock as the stars, but she doesn't want to do it.