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Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

  • Premiered: 
    January 25, 2011
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  • Network: WE
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: celebrity

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  • Season 1
    • Amazon
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
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Plot Synopsis

Joan Rivers, the ultimate New Yorker, moves to California to be with daughter Melissa and grandson Cooper. Joan sets out to change Melissa's lifestyle and infiltrate her home, but there are a few surprises -- like Melissa's live-in boyfriend, Jason. At times loving and at times tumultuous, will Melissa make the new arrangement work even though "she's not the gay son [Joan] longed for." In Season 2, Joan is still Melissa's permanent houseguest, occupying the basement and constantly invading Melissa's turf. Plus, now that her nanny has left, Melissa struggles to balance her career with raising her lovable son Cooper. Season 3, which premiered on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9pm ET, features Joan still living in Melissa's house and maybe outstaying her welcome when she starts an internet talk show in the basement, Melissa moving on from her scandalous relationship with Jason and looking for new love, and Cooper showing teenage angst at an early age.
JOAN AND MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST returns for its fourth season on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on WEtv. In the Season 4 premiere, entitled "The Sex Tape," Joan is a guest on Kris Jenner's talk show and decides she must make a sex tape to build a Kardashian-sized empire. While she pursues a co-star, Melissa struggles with the new man in her life.

Other Titles

  • Previously known as Mother Knows Best

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Zoo Productions
  • Produced by Pie Town Productions