In a shocking announcement, ABC Family has decided to cancel its highest rating sitcom “Melissa and Joey” after only four seasons.
Melissa & Joey, which stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, won’t be renewed for a fifth season. The show will wrap its production of the fourth season later this week.
ABC Family programming executive Karey Burke confirmed the news, saying: “We are proud of the milestones ‘Melissa & Joey’ has achieved, being the network’s first sitcom to reach 100 episodes and the network’s first comedy to win a People’s Choice Award.”
He added: “Now that the kids are grown and Mel and Joe have married and are looking towards starting a family, it seemed like a natural time to bring the series to a close. We are grateful to Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, and the whole cast and crew, who worked so hard on this successful show.”
The show’s 100th episode will air as the midseason finale on March 18, while the final episode will air later in the summer.
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