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February 2, 2010 | By city news service
A comedy called "Melissa & Joey," starring and produced by Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, received a 10-episode order from ABC Family and will premiere this year. Hart, who starred in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" from 1996 to 2003, will portray the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself and is forced to care for her teenage niece and pre-adolescent nephew after her sister is jailed and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits.
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August 17, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Though last rites have been administered more than once, the situation comedy is the most resilient of television formats. Time-honored and stable, it is also highly adaptable, ranging easily in attitude from the sincere to the ironic, in form from the classical to the postmodern. The sitcom also has the practical merit of being comparatively economical and easy to make (which does not mean, of course, easy to make well), and after having been largely driven from the screen by reality shows and police procedurals, it is creeping back in around the edges.
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September 25, 1996 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years ago, Joey Lawrence made a promise to himself. "When I was 16, I vowed that I would not go to the pool or beach, take off my shirt and look like a nerd--you know what I mean--a little runt." Keeping that promise has more than paid off for Lawrence, who stars in "Brotherly Love" on the WB network along with his brothers Matthew and Andrew. "Exercise is great for relieving stress. I've never had my own show before.
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February 2, 2010 | By city news service
A comedy called "Melissa & Joey," starring and produced by Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, received a 10-episode order from ABC Family and will premiere this year. Hart, who starred in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" from 1996 to 2003, will portray the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself and is forced to care for her teenage niece and pre-adolescent nephew after her sister is jailed and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits.
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August 17, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Though last rites have been administered more than once, the situation comedy is the most resilient of television formats. Time-honored and stable, it is also highly adaptable, ranging easily in attitude from the sincere to the ironic, in form from the classical to the postmodern. The sitcom also has the practical merit of being comparatively economical and easy to make (which does not mean, of course, easy to make well), and after having been largely driven from the screen by reality shows and police procedurals, it is creeping back in around the edges.
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April 26, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Happy, Happy Mother's Day: Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who star in "Full House," will wish moms a doubly happy Mother's Day when "The Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special" airs May 5 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Guests include Tim Allen of "Home Improvement" and Joey Lawrence of "Blossom."
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June 10, 1993 | Greg Johnson / Times Staff Writer
Wet Seal Uses TV Star in Promotion: Wet Seal, the women's apparel retailer, is calling on Joey Lawrence, star of NBC-TV's "Blossom," to help introduce its summer line. Wet Seal's promotion will include a sweepstakes drawing that will send a lucky winner to Hollywood to meet Lawrence. Those not chosen to head to Tinseltown can at least catch a glimpse of Lawrence at Wet Seal's South Coast Plaza store in July.
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May 7, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA
There's fun viewing for children this weekend, beginning with the conclusion of the "Weekend Special's" animated "The Magic Flute," featuring the voices of Mark Hamill, Michael York and Samantha Eggar. The program airs at 11:30 a.m. today on ABC (Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42). Tonight at 8 on Nickelodeon, Joey Lawrence and Candace Cameron are hosts of the "Kids' Choice Awards," which honors favorites in 12 categories covering music, television and sports.
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September 25, 1996 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years ago, Joey Lawrence made a promise to himself. "When I was 16, I vowed that I would not go to the pool or beach, take off my shirt and look like a nerd--you know what I mean--a little runt." Keeping that promise has more than paid off for Lawrence, who stars in "Brotherly Love" on the WB network along with his brothers Matthew and Andrew. "Exercise is great for relieving stress. I've never had my own show before.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1994
The fourth annual MTV Rock 'n' Jock B-ball Jam premieres Saturday at 1 p.m. NBA players, including Reggie Miller, Shawn Kemp, Rick Mahorn and Chris Webber, were joined by celebrity hoopsters Dean Cain of "Superman," Queen Latifah, Boyz II Men (who also perform at halftime), Joey Lawrence, David Charvet, Mark Curry and others. Former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a "general manager" for the Violators; the Bricklayers were coached by MTV's Dan Cortese.
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December 28, 2006
If you were one of the millions who made ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" a prime time hit, consider taking your guilty pleasure public. The stars and their dance partners have taken the show on the road, and it's coming to Staples Center tonight.
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