ABC Family announced today that it has ordered a second season of Melissa & Joey that stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. The first season will continue through the summer and fall with an additional 18 fresh episodes.

The half-hour comedy that’s executive-produced by Bob Youn, David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence will return for its second year in 2012.

Launched in 2010, Melissa & Joey debuted as ABC Family’s No. 1 comedy ever in viewers, viewers 12-34 and across key 18-34 and 18-49 demos.