‘Melissa and Joey’ Renewed for Season 4 at ABC Family

ABC Family has found its first 100-episode comedy in Melissa and Joey.

The third-season of the comedy about a politician (Melissa Joan Hart) and her manny (Joey Lawrence) has been expanded to 20 episodes and renewed for a fourth season, the cable network announced Tuesday.

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"One-hundred episodes is a great accomplishment for any series, and we are thrilled to give Melissa and Joey the opportunity to achieve this milestone, as they’ve delivered hundreds and hundreds of laughs over the seasons,” said Kate Juergens, executive vp programming and development at ABC Family.

The third season will premiere Wednesday, May 29 at 8 p.m., leading into Baby Daddy, with the second half of the newly ordered episodes set to air in 2014.

The series, from EPs Bob Young and David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart and Lawrence, ranks as ABC Family's highest comedy debut ever among total viewers. Its second season ranked as the series best among adults 18-49, women 18-34 and total viewers 12-34.

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