ABC Family’s comedy series Melissa & Joey will now make it to the 100 episode mark. The cabler has handed a 10 episode back order for the show’s third season (slated to premiere on Wednesday May 29th at 8/7c), bringing the total number of episodes ordered for season 3 to 20. In addition, ABC Family has also renewed the series for a 20 episode fourth season.
Created by David Kendall and Bob Young, Melissa & Joey follows local politician and former wild child Mel Burke who employs down on his luck “manny” Joe Longo as she raises her teenaged niece and nephew. The comedy series is produced by ABC Family Originals and stars Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson. Guest stars for season three include Sterling Knight, Shannon Elizabeth, Trevor Donovan, Marla Sokoloff, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Jaime Pressly and Doris Roberts.
“One hundred episodes is a great accomplishment for any series, and we are thrilled to give ‘Melissa and Joey’ the opportunity to achieve this milestone, as they’ve delivered hundreds and hundreds of laughs over the seasons,” said Kate Juergens, ABC Family’s Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of Programming and Development.