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Melissa and Joey Star Taylor Spreitler Pens Emotional Tribute to Dad After His Suicide

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Melissa and Joey Star Taylor Spreitler Pens Emotional Tribute to Dad After His Suicide
Taylor Spreitler's father has committed suicide. The 22-year-old Melissa & Joey star revealed the news in an emotional Instagram message on Thursday night. "Today my heart is hurting," Spreitler wrote. "My dad took his own life due to his struggles with depression." "I am deeply saddened and will miss him dearly as he was my inspiration and biggest cheerleader," she explained. The actress said she went public with the news of his death to help others who might be suffering from depression. "I am sharing this news with my all my fans as I want to educate everyone on the pain that depression can cause,
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Melissa Joan Hart Settles Talent Manager Lawsuit

Melissa Joan Hart Settles Talent Manager Lawsuit
Melissa Joan Hart has reached a settlement with a former talent manager who sued her last year over claimed commissions from the hit ABC Family series Melissa & Joey. Terms of the settlement were not released. Kieran Maguire alleged in his lawsuit that he was hired in August 2006 when Hart's career was "dwindling," and that for five years, until being fired in March 2011, he rescued her job prospects. “Melissa Joan Hart has no heart," read Maguire's complaint, which sought 10 percent of her salary on Melissa & Joey as per a claimed oral agreement. Story: Melissa

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ABC Family renews 'Melissa & Joey'

ABC Family renews 'Melissa & Joey'
ABC Family announced today that it has ordered a second season of Melissa & Joey that stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. The first season will continue through the summer and fall with an additional 18 fresh episodes.

The half-hour comedy that’s executive-produced by Bob Youn, David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence will return for its second year in 2012.

Launched in 2010, Melissa & Joey debuted as ABC Family’s No. 1 comedy ever in viewers, viewers 12-34 and across key 18-34 and 18-49 demos.
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More 'Melissa & Joey' for ABC Family

More 'Melissa & Joey' for ABC Family
ABC Family has renewed freshman comedy "Melissa & Joey."

The network is ordering an additional 20 episodes of the show, which will be tacked on to the show's current 10-episode first season.

The comedy stars Melissa Joan Hart as a local politician and Joey Lawrence as her kids' "manny."

The series has averaged 1.7 million viewers since launching in August -- very strong viewership for an original comedy on ABC Family.

In addition, ABC Family has given a pilot order to "What Would Jane Do."

The move is the latest in a slew of pilot orders for the network, which already picked up "Strut," "Nine Lives," "Switched at Birth," "The Great State of Georgia," an untitled Brenda Hampton project and "The Lying Game."
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ABC Family To Order More 'Melissa & Joey'

ABC Family To Order More 'Melissa & Joey'
I hear ABC Family is close to giving a back order to Melissa & Joey. The size of the order is believed to be between 10-12 additional episodes. No surprise here - ABC Family brass has been happy with the performance of the freshman comedy, which premiered in June as ABC Family's biggest ever series debut among adults 18-49, 1.3 million. In total viewers, Melissa & Joey, which stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, drew 2.2 million viewers, the most watched comedy series debut ever for the cable network.
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ABC Family unveils summer programming

ABC Family unveils summer programming
ABC Family announced its summer programming lineup, which includes new dramas "Pretty Little Liars" and "Huge."

The summer slate consists of three new series and several returning shows and movies.

"Pretty Little Liars," about four estranged friends who are reunited after their best friend goes missing, debuts Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. "Huge" is from Winnie Holzman ("My So-Called Life") and follows the lives of teens at a weight-loss camp.

New half-hour multicamera comedy "Melissa & Joey" stars Melissa Joan Hart as a local politician and Joey Lawrence as her family's nanny.

These are in addition to the return of "Secret Life of the American Teenager" and last year's breakout hit "Make It or Break It."
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