After all these years of hoping and praying to Lord Danza my dreams have finally come true. I guess there really is an omniscient force that listens to you when you are watching Who's The Boss. My apologies to all my roommates who had to listen to me insist otherwise while slurring words together at four in the morning. The prayers in question have been answered in the form of "Melissa & Joey", a new sitcom for ABC Family.
“Melissa & Joey,” a half-hour multi-cam comedy with Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence executive producing and starring, finds Hart portraying Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and pre-adolescent nephew, Ryder. With Mel spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joe (Lawrence) who, desperate for a job, moves in and becomes the family’s “manny.” David Kendall & Bob Young are executive producers and writers. Paula Hart also serves as executive producer. “Melissa & Joey” will premiere in August 2010 (Date TBA). [via tvbythenumbers]
Wow. Just wow. And thank you of course. Wow and thank you. And to think this comes at a time when I had just prepared to cancel cable and try and live the internet tv life. Just when I think you can't do anything dumber, you do something like this, and totally redeem yourself! You will definitely be hearing more about this.
As an FYI there is also the following new show headed to ABC Family. I would have made a bigger deal about it but the whole idea makes me want to roll around on the ground eating a cheeseburger, and barf.
“Huge” is being developed by Winnie Holzman (“Wicked,” “My So-Called Life,” “Once & Again”) and daughter Savannah Dooley. Funny, heartbreaking and provocative, “Huge” follows the lives of seven teens and the staff at a weight-loss camp, as they look beneath the surface to discover their true selves and the truth about each other. The series stars Nikki Blonsky (“Hairspray”), Andrew Caldwell, Zander Eckhouse, Harvey Guillen, Ari Stidham, Ashley Holliday and Hayley Hasselhoff.