Melissa & Joey
About the Show
US sitcom about a newly elected politician and the man she employs to look after her nephew and niece when they are suddenly left in her care
Series 1 Summary
Former wild child Mel Burke has just been elected as city councilperson for Toledo, Ohio. However, in addition to her new job, she has also found herself raising her niece, Lennox, and her nephew, Ryder.
Lennox and Ryder's father, Lewis Scanlon, was part of a ponzi scheme and fled the country. Their mother was sent to prison, leaving Mel as the only option to look after the kids.
Joe Longo, a former employee of Lewis, lost all of his money and has been kicked out by his wife. Joe tracks down Mel while looking for information on Lewis, and their paths continue to cross until Mel accidentally offers Joe a job helping her take care of the kids.
Episode 1 - Pilot
When Lennox gets suspended from school, Joe saves the day by getting Lennox to talk to the principal and accept her punishment.
Episode 2 - Moving On
Mel dates a guy with ulterior motives, and Joe deals with getting his stuff back from his ex-wife - most importantly his flat-screen TV. Lennox tries to make friends in her new school.
Episode 3 - Nanny Love
Joe fears that being a nanny will prevent him from having a love life, while Mel worries that a depressed Joe means no more gourmet food
Episode 4 - Boy Toys R Us
Lennox starts dating a bad boy that Mel disapproves of, while Mel is also dating a bad boy of her own. Joe takes it upon himself to reorganise Mel's closet.
Episode 5 - The Perfect Storm
Mel grounds Lennox because she is failing chemistry and needs to study. However, when Senator Russell Burke, Mel's father, shows up unexpectedly, he undermines her authority.
Episode 6 - Spies and Lies
Mel catches Joe having secret meetings with a girl named Tessa in the basement, and discovers they are on a manhunt for her brother-in-law Lewis Scanlon
Episode 7 - Up Close and Personal
When a reporter doing a profile on Mel discovers she has a male nanny working for her, the focus of the story shifts onto Joe
Episode 8 - Dancing with the Stars of Toledo
Mel agrees to participate in a local Dancing with the Stars-themed charity event to raise money for the at-risk kids that Lennox tutors
Episode 9 - Seoul Man
Mel needs to prove that all her employees are US citizens. However, all of Joe's paperwork has been subpoenaed by the court for his divorce hearing.
Episode 10 - In Lennox We Trust
Mel is delighted when Lennox starts dating the Mayor's son. Ryder spends time with an elderly lady as part of his school community service programme.
Episode 11 - A Fright in the Attic
Mel tries to get the kids excited about Halloween. Joe investigates noises coming from the attic, where he finds Lewis hiding from the police.
Episode 12 - Joe Knows
Joe decides to start his own online business giving financial tips to investors and he asks Mel for some advice to help get the enterprise off the ground
Episode 13 - Enemies with Benefits
Joe rekindles a romantic spark with his ex-wife Tiffany, but when Tiffany meets Mel, she reveals that she has been keeping a big secret from Joe
Episode 14 - Don't Train on My Parade
Joe takes an interest in Mel's personal trainer as soon as they encounter each other, while Lennox has a crush on Beckett but does her best to stay just friends with him.
Episode 15 - Lost in Translation
Mel asks Joe to act as translator when she has a meeting with a Japanese businessman, but once they all get together for dinner, things turn awkward.
Episode 16 - Joe Versus the Reunion
Despite everything that has happened to him over the past year, Joe decides to go to his college reunion and meet up with his former classmates
Episode 17 - Toledo's Next Top Model
Lennox is asked to become a model. Mel isn't keen on the idea until she finds out how much Lennox could earn. Joe tries to help Ryder ask out a scary girl.
Episode 18 - The Mel Word
When Mel's cousin Emily gets engaged to her girlfriend Bianca, Mel plans their wedding, but it seems one of the brides-to-be has her eye on somebody else
Episode 19 - Auction Hero
Mel urges Joe to volunteer to participate in a school charity auction, but when he does so, it seems that the winner of the event may have ulterior motives for taking part.
Episode 20 - Waiting for Mr Right
Joe teases Mel when she brings home a boring guy, but she feels the pressure to be in a relationship when her last single friend gets engaged
Episode 21 - Young Love
Mel embarks upon a romantic relationship with a younger man, while Lennox faces a challenge from one of her classmates when she aims to take up the post of editor of the school blog.
Episode 22 - Mel and Joe's Anniversary
Joe confronts his ex-wife for going on a date with a new man to their special place on what would have been their wedding anniversary
Episode 23 - Going the Distance?
As Mel's relationship with George gets more serious, he is offered a new job abroad and she is forced to contemplate the future of their romance
Episode 24 - All Politics Is Local
Mel's father returns to town to lobby for a political bill that Mel opposes. Lennox's poems catch the attention of a popular classmate.
Episode 25 - The Other Longo
When Joe's photographer brother Tony visits, Mel is impressed by his work and asks him to take some shots of her. Lennox avoids Ryder when he has a cold.
Episode 26 - Teacher/Teacher
Joe gets Ryder into trouble with his teacher when he helps him to complete a homework assignment.
Mel sneaks Lennox into a concert that is restricted to those who are 18 years old and over.
Episode 27 - Play Ball
Mel recruits Joe to play a few games for her office's softball team when their star player is injured.
Ryder creates tension with Lennox when he asks her to post Holly's story on the school blog.
Episode 28 - A House Divided
Mel and Joe get into an unexpected property dispute with their neighbour. Ryder makes a short film about not texting while driving, starring Lennox.
Episode 29 - Do As I Say, Not As I Did
Lennox plans to go to an all-night party with her boyfriend. Holly grows jealous when she and Ryder allow another girl into their study group.
Episode 30 - The Settlement
Mel and Joe are faced with difficult decisions after Joe comes into some money. And a small leak in the ceiling grows into a huge problem for Mel.