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Season 3

46 :03x01 - Works for Me

May/29/2013
Mel tries to convince Joe of his importance to her and the family after she learns that he has been looking for another job.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Hayley Erin as Noelle | Thea Andrews as Thea Andrews | Kevin Frazier as Kevin Frazier | Indira G. Wilson as Ms. Shroeder | Alexandra Hart-Gilliams as Waitress
Director: Jeff Melman

47 :03x02 - Toxic Parents

Jun/05/2013
Melissa and Joe are both happy in their new relationships, until they discover they are dating a divorced couple. Soon, they are fighting over custody of the ex-couple's son.
Meanwhile, Lennox decides to get a tattoo after her boyfriend Zander forbids her. And Ryder is surprised to find he actually misses school.


Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Erik Alexander Gavica (1) as Raoul | Mason McNulty as Daniel | Brandon Quinn as Eric | Erin Cardillo as Lauren | Sterling Knight as Zander
Director: Rob Schiller

48 :03x03 - Inside Job

Jun/12/2013
Joe paints Mel into a corner, forcing her to get him a job at City Hall with fellow City Council member Paul. Once there, Joe gets wrapped up in another potential financial scandal, leading to all sorts of headaches for Mel. Meanwhile, Lennox is torn between her boyfriend Zander and her hot co-star in the school play, Archer.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Lily Mae Harrington as Lizbeth | Judy Echavez as TV Reporter | Blake Michael as Archer Adams | Alimi Ballard as Paul Wagner | Sterling Knight as Zander
Director: Rob Schiller

49 :03x04 - Can't Hardly Wait

Jun/12/2013
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Guest Stars: Sterling Knight as Zander | Marla Sokoloff as Dr. Chelsea Mullins

50 :03x05 - Oh Brother

Jun/19/2013
Mel's childhood friend, Austin, moves back to Toledo, and he and Mel quickly take their old friendship to a new level. But Joe starts to think that Mel and Austin may in fact be related, and schemes to break them up. Meanwhile, enterprising Lennox sells ads on her blog to earn extra money, but is horrified to discover her first sponsor may participate in unfair labor practices.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Trevor Donovan as Austin | Robin Romeo as Female Computer (voice)
Director: Jeff Melman

51 :03x06 - The Truth Hurts

Jun/26/2013
Joe accidentally injures Mel's boyfriend, Austin (guest star Trevor Donovan), during a competitive game of pool. Mel accuses Joe of doing it on purpose to ruin her romantic weekend getaway.

Meanwhile, Joe invites a nerdy kid to join Ryder in his home school studies, and Lennox takes to psychoanalyzing everyone in the house.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Trevor Donovan as Austin | Sadie Calvano as Keira | Major Curda as Leland
Director: Jeff Melman

52 :03x07 - The Unkindest Cut

Jul/10/2013
Mel is taken aback when she finds out that Austin may not share her vision of their future and is resolute in his belief he never wants children. Trying to convince Mel not to give up on her dream of a family, Joe introduces her to the neighbor's baby. Meanwhile, Joe's new girlfriend is only interested in a physical connection, which leaves him confused and wanting more in the relationship. And, Lennox can't motivate herself to write her college entrance paper, so she hires Ryder to be her full time babysitter until she does.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Trevor Donovan as Austin | Bianca Haase as Chardonnay

53 :03x08 - The Unfriending

Jul/17/2013
After Joe convinces Mel to dump her needy friend Anita, he secretly starts dating her.

Meanwhile, Lennox gets super competitive and becomes determined to beat Zander's test scores. And Ryder is bummed when all of his friends delete him from their social media sites.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Amol Shah as Aldo | Shannon Elizabeth as Anita | Sterling Knight as Zander
Director: Rob Schiller

54 :03x09 - Something Happened

Jul/24/2013
Mel desperately wants to be the cool aunt after she discovers that Lennox has taken her relationship with Zander to the next level. But Joe just wants to kill Zander.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Sterling Knight as Zander | Sadie Calvano as Keira | Tracey Gold as Polly | Suzy Nakamura as Elyse
Director: Rob Schiller

55 :03x10 - Good Morning Toledo

Jul/31/2013
Mel and Joe are invited to co-host a week of “Good Morning Toledo” which Mel thinks will help her earn voters. Their constant bickering on air garners rave reviews with the audience and they’re an instant hit. But when the secret to their popularity turns out to be talking a little too personally about Lennox and Ryder, they have to decide if fame or family is more important.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Marvin McNeish as Franklin | Daniella Monet as Ashley | Wayne Wilderson as Jamie | Patrick Cavanaugh as Kyle | Sterling Knight as Zander
Director: Adam Weissman

56 :03x11 - Fast Times

Aug/07/2013
When his apartment needs to undergo emergency renovations, Mel invites her new boyfriend, Noah, to temporarily move in with her, accelerating their relationship. When she starts to change her personality, Joe questions whether Mel is allowing Noah to know the "real" Mel Burke. Meanwhile, Lennox gets her dream internship at the local newspaper, but has a hard time actually waking up to get to work.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Justin Hartley as Noah
Director: Jeff Melman

57 :03x12 - Bad Influence

Aug/14/2013
When Joe and Ryder sell Mel's old belongings, they inadvertently sell a very personal item of hers. Desperate to reclaim her property, Mel and Joe turn to crime to get it back.

Meanwhile, Lennox's new pen pal is eager to meet her in person, after his release from prison.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Dean Weichel as Device (voice) | Wilmer Calderon as Andrew | Kevin Bigley as Devin
Director: Joey Lawrence

58 :03x13 - Teach Your Children

Aug/21/2013
Joe works out an alternative payment plan when he begins dating the mom (Krista Allen) of one of his students, which unintentionally earns him a reputation among the other mothers in the neighborhood as a tutor-prostitute.
Guest Stars: Krista Allen as Candace | Keesha Sharp as Maggie Sheridan
Director: Jeff Melman

59 :03x14 - What Happens in Jersey ... (Part 1)

Aug/28/2013
In failing health, Joe's grandmother Sofia begs him to come visit her one last time for her birthday, and to bring his beautiful wife Tiffany along. Since Joe never got around to telling "Nona" he and Tiffany got divorced, he's forced to beg Mel to pretend to be his trampy ex. Soon, Joe and Mel are on the road to Jersey with Lennox and Ryder tagging along.

Once there, they meet Joe's colorful mother Gloria, his sister Theresa and the formidable Sofia. Sensing something is amiss with her grandson and his "wife," Sofia resorts to trickery to see them repair their marriage by any means necessary. What started out as a silly ruse soon makes a wrong turn, and leaves Joe and Mel confused as to where they stand with each other.

Meanwhile, Joe's nephew Marco makes the moves on Lennox. And Ryder enjoys being treated like a king until he's asked to perform a favor for the family.
Guest Stars: Shak Ghacha as Rudy | Kevin Fonteyne as Marco | Faith Prince as Gloria | Marissa Jaret Winokur as Theresa | Doris Roberts as Sofia | Johnny James Fiore as Philly
Director: David Kendall

60 :03x15 - What Happens in Jersey... (Part 2)

Sep/04/2013
In failing health, Joe's grandmother Sofia begs him to come visit her one last time for her birthday, and to bring his beautiful wife Tiffany along. Since Joe never got around to telling "Nona" he and Tiffany got divorced, he's forced to beg Mel to pretend to be his trampy ex. Soon, Joe and Mel are on the road to Jersey with Lennox and Ryder tagging along.

Once there, they meet Joe's colorful mother Gloria, his sister Theresa and the formidable Sofia. Sensing something is amiss with her grandson and his "wife," Sofia resorts to trickery to see them repair their marriage by any means necessary. What started out as a silly ruse soon makes a wrong turn, and leaves Joe and Mel confused as to where they stand with each other.

Meanwhile, Joe's nephew Marco makes the moves on Lennox. And Ryder enjoys being treated like a king until he's asked to perform a favor for the family.
Guest Stars: Johnny James Fiore as Philly | Robin Romeo as Rosalie | Trevor Donovan as Austin | Kevin Fonteyne as Marco | Marissa Jaret Winokur as Theresa | Faith Prince as Gloria | Doris Roberts as Sofia | Shak Ghacha as Rudy |
Uncredited: Faith D'Amato as Shelia
Director: David Kendall

61 :03x16 - A New Kind of Christmas

Dec/11/2013
Jaime Pressly drops by as Mel's sister Meredith, who comes home from prison on furlough to celebrate Christmas with the kids and Mel, and seems unruffled by Joe's obvious animosity towards her.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Jaime Pressly as Meredith

62 :03x17 - A Decent Proposal

Jan/15/2014
In picking up where the summer cliff-hanger left off, Joe rushes home to tell Mel that he has feelings for her after their romantic night together in New Jersey. When he arrives, he's shocked to find Austin (guest star Trevor Donovan) has shown up and wants to give his relationship with Mel another try. Deciding he can't stay and watch them fall in love all over again, Joe quits. Meanwhile, Lennox plots to get Joe and Mel together and Ryder gets sick from his own cooking.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Trevor Donovan as Austin

63 :03x18 - Independence Day

Jan/22/2014
Mel feels that it's a good idea for her and Joe to take things slow. Taking her literally, Joe finds another job, working so hard that they never have time to see each other. Meanwhile, Lennox is conflicted about putting her relationship with Zander on "Pause" when he asks her to collaborate with him on a comic book.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Sterling Knight as Zander

64 :03x19 - The New Deal

Jan/29/2014
Mel insists on Joe "courting" her, but soon becomes frustrated at their lack of time together. Desperate to spend time with him, Mel sneaks over to his new digs, where he works as a live-in nanny, risking getting him fired for a second time in as many weeks.

Meanwhile, after witnessing a robbery, Ryder expects a hero's welcome, but is horrified to discover that his interview with the local news has been turned into a viral video called "I Peed My Pants."

Source: ABC Family

65 :03x20 - Feel the Burn

Feb/05/2014
After winning an 8-course dining experience in a raffle, Mel decides to preemptively join an exercise boot camp to lose weight before she gorges on the gourmet meal. She talks Joe into teaching the class, but his harsh tactics get her booted out. Still fighting, they head to the restaurant to meet celebrity chef Malcolm Sunderland, who immediately butts heads with Joe over cooking styles.
Meanwhile, Lennox and Zander attempt to sell their "Cassandra" web series.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Robert Irvine as Malcolm Sunderland

66 :03x21 - Plus One

Feb/12/2014
Mel takes Joe to a work dinner. Upon meeting the press, Joe starts to spout his-and Mel's-opinions on issues, which garners Mel bad press.

Meanwhile, Ryder musters up the courage to ask his new Chem partner Stella out on a date.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Samantha Logan as Stella

67 :03x22 - House Broken

Feb/26/2014
Mel tries to talk Joe into letting her get a dog, but he argues that he'll be the one stuck taking care of it. She adopts the mutt anyway - much to Joe's chagrin. But soon, "father and son" are inseparable, leaving Mel feeling left out. Meanwhile, Ryder finds himself spending more and more time with Stella's daughter, instead of Stella.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Samantha Logan as Stella

68 :03x23 - Couples Therapy

Mar/05/2014
Mel gets a reluctant Joe to agree to couple's therapy to work on their constant arguing. But she's completely caught off guard when the therapist turns out to be Joe's ex-girlfriend.

Meanwhile, Lennox is conflicted about dating her Teaching Assistant after Zander shows up on her porch

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Sterling Knight as Zander | Brando Eaton as Emerson

69 :03x24 - To Tell the Truth

Mar/12/2014
Mel and Joe have a fun game night with married couple Nate and Gillian, whom they hope to remain good friends with. But then Nate tells Joey a big secret... that Joe in turn tells Mel... who then tells Gillian...

Meanwhile, after flunking out of art school, Zander shows up begging Ryder to let him secretly hide out in the basement without Lennox knowing.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Tamera Mowry as Gillian | Ian Reed Kesler as Nate | Sterling Knight as Zander | Brando Eaton as Emerson

70 :03x25 - My Roof, My Rules

Mar/19/2014
When Mel and Joe discover Lennox is secretly dating her teaching assistant, Emerson, Joe talks Mel into putting her foot down and forbidding the relationship. But things don't go as planned, and Lennox ends up moving out... and into Emerson's apartment.

Meanwhile, Ryder is stuck at the Canadian border after leaving his passport somewhere in the house.


Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Brando Eaton as Emerson

71 :03x26 - The Chaperones

Mar/26/2014
Mel and Joe are forced to chaperone Ryder's school dance, getting themselves kicked out by the Vice Principal for bad behavior.

Meanwhile, Ryder contemplates breaking up with Stella but does an about-face after helping her nurse a sick Isabel.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Samantha Logan as Stella

72 :03x27 - I'll Cut You

Apr/02/2014
Mel is completely on Joe's side when he's involved in a hit and run, until she discovers the other driver is her beloved hairdresser, Calista.

Meanwhile, Ryder tries to win Stella back with a grand romantic gesture during class much to the frustration of her teacher

Source: ABC Family

73 :03x28 - Catch & Release

Apr/09/2014
Against Mel's better judgment, Joe agrees to act as a wingman to his recently divorced friend Charlie when they go out to a bar. There, Joe meets Darcy who doesn't know he has a girlfriend.

Meanwhile, Zander decides to move in with two female co-eds at his college, much to Lennox's chagrin.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: David Lascher as Charlie | Elisa Donovan as Darcy | Sterling Knight as Zander

74 :03x29 - Born to Run

Apr/16/2014
Mel's wild father comes to town to help Mel announce her state senate run. But when Joe teaches him about "selfies," he accidentally sends a racy photo to everyone involved in Mel's campaign, hurting her chances at winning.

Meanwhile, Ryder tries to come up with a winning idea for his Entrepreneur's Club.

Source: ABC Family
Guest Stars: Christopher Rich as Russell Burke

75 :03x30 - More than Roommates

Apr/23/2014
Joe inherits his Nona Sophia's ugly chair - the one she died in - and can't wait to finally add a piece of his life into Mel's home. Mel, unfortunately, doesn't feel the same way and tries to find ways to get rid of the chair without hurting Joe's feelings.

Meanwhile, Ryder pretends he's a college student to hook up with one of Zander's roommates, and Lennox and Zander dance around their hidden feelings for each other.

Source: ABC Family

76 :03x31 - Accidents Will Happen

Apr/30/2014
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77 :03x32 - Right Time, Right Place

May/07/2014
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79 :03x34 - Uninvited

May/28/2014
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC Family ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 17, 2010
Episode Order: 35
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