More 'Melissa & Joey' for ABC Family

Cable net tacks on additional 20 episodes of comedy

ABC Family has renewed freshman comedy "Melissa & Joey."

The network is ordering an additional 20 episodes of the show, which will be tacked on to the show's current 10-episode first season.

The comedy stars Melissa Joan Hart as a local politician and Joey Lawrence as her kids' "manny."

The series has averaged 1.7 million viewers since launching in August -- very strong viewership for an original comedy on ABC Family.

In addition, ABC Family has given a pilot order to "What Would Jane Do."

The move is the latest in a slew of pilot orders for the network, which already picked up "Strut," "Nine Lives," "Switched at Birth," "The Great State of Georgia," an untitled Brenda Hampton project and "The Lying Game."
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