• Network: ABC Family
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 17, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Melissa & Joey, by contrast, represents a decided lurch back toward the bland old days, grasping at "TGIF's" ostensible niche while offering precious little for which to be thankful.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    30
    It's not only the trash that's stinking on Melissa & Joey.
  3. 50
    Despite the backstory, the humor is conventionally jolly. [30 Aug 2010, p.38]
  4. Although the show is reminiscent of the kid-friendly TGIF lineup, some of the jokes are for the PG-13 crowd.
  5. Old-chestnut premise notwithstanding, the show wants to be modern, and the humor occasionally pushes further than one might expect from a family comedy.
  6. 40
    The network has brought back Hart and Lawrence, who are both 34 (whoa!), in a sitcom called Melissa & Joey, premiering Tuesday night, which isn't half-bad. You could do worse--say, "Hot in Cleveland."
  7. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    75
    The "Melissa & Joey" pilot is no great shakes. But Melissa and Joey could be.
  8. It's far from unwatchable, and there's potential in its leads, if they're left to their own devices. It's also possible that this middle-of-the-road sitcom will hit nostalgic buttons in former "Sabrina" and "Blossom" fans.
  9. Reviewed by: Tanner Stransky
    83
    Because this is on ABC Family, it comes with a big helping of cheesy jokes, but Hart and Lawrence share a buoyant, delightful chemistry.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Aug 17, 2010
    9
    I actually thought the show was pretty entertaining.... Melissa gets on my nerves a little but she is reasonably funny and I find myselfI actually thought the show was pretty entertaining.... Melissa gets on my nerves a little but she is reasonably funny and I find myself warming up to Joey's character. I totally think there are far more bland shows on now that this one deserves a chance........ Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2014
    4
    Melissa & Joey fails to provide any real laughs. It feels less like a mainstream sitcom, and more like something the Disney channel would airMelissa & Joey fails to provide any real laughs. It feels less like a mainstream sitcom, and more like something the Disney channel would air with it's lame storylines and even lamer jokes, however, at the heart of Melissa & Joey we find an obvious chemistry between the cast which provides great potential to create a funny, natural feeling sitcom - if only the creators would realise this. Full Review »
  3. Ogr
    Jan 26, 2014
    0
    I am sorry, I really liked Melissa Joan Hart as Clarissa and Sabrina, but this Show is the worst Show ever on Comedy Central. The writing isI am sorry, I really liked Melissa Joan Hart as Clarissa and Sabrina, but this Show is the worst Show ever on Comedy Central. The writing is so bad, I feel ashamed watching this. Bad Jokes, stupid Story, lame Characters, please cancel this show, it's simply horrible. Full Review »