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'Melissa and Joey' Scoop: Details on Vivica A. Fox's Guest Role, Lawrence Brothers Reunion

by Breia Brissey, posted Mar 12th 2011 11:15AM
Melissa and JoeyWhen 'Melissa and Joey' returns from hiatus -- mark those calendars, it returns June 29! -- some mighty big names will be joining the cast, including the Lawrence brothers. It's now appropriate to let out a collective "Whoa!"

That's not all: Vivica A. Fox along with some other familiar TV faces will stop by the hit sitcom. Series stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence hit the red carpet of ABC Family's Upfront presentation and they weren't shy about dishing details.

"We do have some really great guest stars. We're going to have have Vivica Fox," Hart told TV Squad. "And one of my favorite things that we do this season is that Joey's ex-wife comes back a few times. That's fun."

'Melissa & Joey' follows Hart's character Mel, a local politician, and Lawrence's Joe, an out of work commodities trader who becomes Mel's nanny.

Other notable guest stars include 'Greek' alumnus Scott Michael Foster, who plays Mel's much younger boyfriend, and John Ratzenberger, who appears as Mel's crazy neighbor.

Lawrence was eager to share details on what his younger brothers, Matthew and Andrew, will be doing on the show. "It's great," Lawrence said. "We haven't worked together in like a decade, so it's cool."

Matthew will mimic real life and guest as Joe's brother, but Andrew will play a teacher at the kids' school. A teacher Joe's character just so happens to hate.

"It's fun. Joe is a capitalist. He's a conservative. Very Michael J. Fox on 'Family Ties,'" Lawrence said. "And Andy's going to be this very liberal, new-age teacher. I help Ryder write this economic paper that is brilliant ... and [Andy] kibosh's it. So I go to school to talk about the grade."

And if that's not enough Lawrence brotherly love (ha!) for you, Lawrence said he and his younger brothers are collaborating with the producers of 'Wedding Crashers' on a top-secret endeavor. "It's the first time we will have all worked together in a decade," he said. "I can't talk about it yet, but it's awesome. It's something you'd never expect, and it's in a way you'd never expect."

Are you excited about the return of 'Melissa and Joey?' And what could the Lawrence brothers possibly be cooking up? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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The show is really cute. The episodes keep getting better.

November 13 2011 at 6:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dona Martin

Yay! ..had not heard anything so I was worried the series was't renewed. So glad it's coming back. Can't wait to see Mel, Joey and all those guest stars. Summer fun, just like an ice cream cone!

June 01 2011 at 9:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

And with everything thats going on in the world we should care why again ? Do you see anyone of Hollywood doing anything else but making matters worse in this country ? Go cut down some more tree's and bulldoze more land for your golfers and your shopping malls casinos and strip clubs! Yup that will pull America out of the Hole you all got this country in! I say take the actors, suit them up in uniforms and send them oversea's to die in a war for nothing more than to cover up the crooks of Wall street! Lets bring up the the waste Hollywood has caused the USA with there blowing things up in the USA, smashing cars for movies, All the kidnapped kids out in Hollywood that don't even know there real mom's or dad's! Yeah real good people to have our kids looking up to! Don't like my comments hollywood, don't let the door hit you in your rearends on your way out!

March 12 2011 at 2:30 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Wow! its surprising both act together after a long time

March 12 2011 at 1:27 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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