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How to To Unlock ‘Melissa & Joey’ From Anywhere

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013


Melissa & Joey is an American sitcom series which made its debut in August’ 2010. The series was developed by David Kendall and Bob Young for the ABC Family channel. Melissa & Joey has received a good response from the audience and the series was even nominated for the Favorite Cable TV Comedy award during the 2013 edition of People’s Choice Awards. Due to show’s popularity, ABC Family has decided to extend the third season of the series by 20 episodes as well as renew the series for a fourth season.

Melissa & Joey Plot & Storyline

Mel Burke (played by Melissa Joan Hart) is a local politician who volunteers to look after her nephew and niece, Ryder and Lennox, after a family scandal leaves them without parents. On the other hand, Joe Longo (Joey Lawrence) is a former commodities trader who went bankrupt after investing his money in a ponzi scheme. When Mel finds it difficult to handle her new family members, she hires Joe as the family’s manny (male nanny).

Melissa & Joey Broadcast Schedule And Availability

Melissa & Joey is telecast on Wednesday nights at 8 P.M. on the ABC Family channel. The past seasons of the show as well as the latest episodes of the series are also available online through the ABC Family portal (abcfamily.go.com/shows/melissa-joey). However, the online episodes of the series are available only to United States residents (people with US IP address). Visitors with non-US IP address cannot watch the series online and would just see the message – “You appear to be outside the United States or its territories. Due to international rights agreements, we only offer this video to viewers located within the United States and its territories” whenever they try to play Melissa & Joey’s episodes.

How ABC Family Blocks Melissa & Joey Online?

ABC Family has tied up with various channels (Comedy Central for Italy, Netherlands and Germany; Star World for Southeast Asia and Fox Life for Russia) to distribute Melissa & Joey outside US. Due to the content sharing terms signed between ABC and its partners, the channel cannot allow people from outside US to access the show’s episodes online. ABC relies on the IP address of visitors to detect their location and redirects international visitors to “Content Unavailable” page while allowing viewers with US IP address to watch the show’s episodes and other exclusive videos.

The process to unlock Melissa & Joey from overseas is very simple; you just need to switch to a US IP address by using an IP changing service. There are countless proxy and VPN providers that can deliver US IP address at very affordable rates. But it is much better to use a reliable VPN service to unlock the series online since only VPNs can deliver ultra fast speeds and hide your real IP address. Here are the steps required to unlock Melissa & Joey from overseas:

Step 1: Subscribe to a fast and reliable VPN service that offers IP addresses from USA. For unlocking Melissa & Joey, we recommend that you subscribe to Kepard, HideMyAss, IPVanish or ExpressVPN since these vendors are known for their fast and unlimited US VPN plans.

Step 2: Next, configure the service on your favorite device (Smartphone, computer or tablet) by following the step-by-step instructions provided by your VPN company. For Windows based systems, it is often possible to setup the service by using a custom VPN client but other mobile and PC operating systems would require manual configuration.

Step 3: Save the network settings and reboot the system if recommended by your VPN service provider. In case of mobile devices, you would also need to close and restart the official ABC Family app so that it can use the VPN connection settings to connect to its website.

Step 4: Connect to the VPN service by tapping the Connect option on your Smartphone or tablet or by clicking the VPN Connection name through the Start Menu. Depending on your real location and current internet speed, it could take few minutes for the service to connect to its server.

Step 5: Once you get a new IP address, verify that it is from United States. In case the default server of the VPN service is not located within US, you must switch to a US server by browsing through the list of available servers and choosing a US VPN server manually. Since the distance of the server would impact the overall speed, it is also recommended to switch to the nearest available US server in case your vendor has multiple servers within US.

Step 6: Visit the Melissa & Joey page on the ABC Family portal through the browser or app. Click on the latest episodes of the series and verify whether you are able to watch them without facing any restrictions. For unblocking the episodes through a mobile device, remember to close and restart the ABC Family app after switching to a US IP. Congratulations, you should now be able to watch Melissa & Joey from all over the world.


November 14, 2013
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