ABC FAMILY'S HIT COMEDY "MELISSA & JOEY" RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES, PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 AT 8:00 ET/PT
Megan Hilty ("Wicked" and "9 to 5") Guest Stars as Joe's Ex-Wife
Joey Lawrence's New Single "Rolled" Will Premiere on ABCFamily.com on Day of Premiere
Burbank, CA (June 24, 2011) - The laughter continues when ABC Family's hit sitcom, "Melissa & Joey," returns with all-new episodes on an all-new comedy night premiering Wednesday, June 29 (8:00PM ET/PT). The network's new comedy "State of Georgia" premieres that same night, immediately following at 8:30PM ET/PT. The network will air a special "Melissa & Joey" marathon (12 episodes) leading up to the premiere, Wednesday, June 29, from 2:00PM - 8:00PM ET/PT.
In the premiere episode, "Enemies with Benefits," Joe is excited for his upcoming date, but when he reveals to Mel it's with his ex-wife, Tiffany (Megan Hilty), who dumped him and broke his heart after he lost his fortune, Mel and the kids see trouble on the horizon. Tiffany immediately tries to befriend Mel and confides she is pregnant. Mel begrudgingly promises to keep the info between them, but is stricken with guilt and tells Joe the big news. Much to Mel's shock, Joe confesses that the child might be his. Mel begins to question her own feelings for Joe as the two discuss the reality that Joe may soon be a father.
ABCFamily.com will premiere Joey Lawrence's new single, "Rolled," which will be available as a free download exclusively on the site for one week, starting Wednesday, June 29. The single will then be available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and emusic. ABCFamily.com will be streaming the song for six months post the exclusive-giveaway. "Rolled" is an upbeat pop/dance song produced by famed hit producer/songwriter Matthew Gerrard, who co-wrote the song with Lawrence. Lawrence sings the title theme song on ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey."
"Melissa & Joey" is a half-hour multi-cam comedy executive-produced by Bob Young & David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. "Enemies with Benefits" was written by Jordana Arkin and directed by Steve Zuckerman. Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson star. Megan Hilty and Lucy DeVito also guest star.
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