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Disclosure: Disney is providing me with an all expense paid trip to LA to the #IntoTheWoodsEvent and #ABCFamilyEvent featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

Melissa and Joey Kitchen area

Have you ever wondered what really goes on a TV set? Or how it looks without the cameras rolling? This is something I was always curious to know about and see. While I was visiting LA a few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to take a behind the scenes tour of the hit show “Melissa & Joey” on ABC Family. Have you seen the hilarious show yet? If not, you are missing out on the laughter.

melissa and joey living room

Melissa and Joey outdoor set

About Melissa and Joey

Meet Mel Burke a city councilwoman played by Melissa Joan Hart. You may remember Melissa Joan Hart from her previous roles in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Mel who knows nothing about kids is taking care of her niece, Lennox Elizabeth Scanlon (Taylor Spreitler) and nephew, Ryder Scanlon (Nick Robinson) after her sister was arrested for money laundering and their father disappeared to avoid arrest for running a Ponzi scheme.

Meet Joe is a former commodities trader played by Joey Lawrence. You may remember Joey as the on Blossom and the famous “Whoa!” saying. He also played on Gimme a Break!. In the show Melissa and Joey, Joey just became bankrupt after a Ponzi scheme, and finds himself searching for a job. When Mel finds it hard to handle two kids and her own life, Joe falls into her life and she hires him to become the family’s new “manny” also referred to as the male nanny.

The show is set to take place in Toledo, OH which is my hometown. YEAH!  Every now and then you will see parts of Toledo, OH such as the downtown skyline and Fifth Third Field in a scene. Or you may even find a Mud Hens pennant on a wall during a show.

melissa and joey rehearsal

melissa and joey TV cameras

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I visited the ABC set of the show Melissa & Joey.  We entered thru the back entrance of the set so we didn’t interrupt the live rehearsal.  To the right I see the set of Melissa & Joey that looks like an opened Doll House as each room is connected in a row and facing the audience. And to the left I see a row of movie theater seating for the audience to sit during live taping.

melissa and joey front door

As we take our seats, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence are rehearsing their lines. In between takes you can see Joey Lawrence dancing and singing Christmas Songs.

Melissa and Joey Set Props

The set was so real from fresh flowers on the table along with pictures of Melissa Joan Hart’s family including a picture of her grandparents when they were younger. As I browsed thru each room I would hear bloggers shout out that they have that bowl or decoration in their house as well.

Melissa Joan Hart and me

After we were finished getting the behind the scenes tour of the set, we were able to take a group and individual photo with Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Stay tuned for my interviews with Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.

joey lawrence and me

The new episode of Melissa & Joey starts on 1/14 at 8:00pm/8:00c so be sure to tune in. Follow along with the hashtag #ABCFamilyEvent to view exclusive photos, interviews, and more.

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