You might remember I just flew out to LA as a guest of ABC FAMILY and DISNEY to get behind-the-scenes coverage of two very popular shows, a movie and a soon-to-be DVD Blue Diamond Release and meeting the stars of a great new Disney movie. Well, part of my time was spent at the ABC Family Studio set of MELISSA & JOEY. Driving into ABC Studios sound stages is something I really wish I could share with you but I could not take any pictures. It was really a challenge to not let my fingers go S-N-A-P away, but I could have given secrets away to endings of your favorite shows just by the props that were all over! I was headed to the set of MELISSA & JOEY and I was quite excited to actually see them filming parts of an episode that will debut this upcoming year. I spent time on the set, watching them film and create and I actually walked the stage and took a look at the very real set. Here is my day on the set with my blogger friends, lavishly living MELISSA & JOEY out loud!
Here’s one of the first pictures I took, do you recognize it? It’s the front door and it is welcoming you to a great ABC Family Show: MELISSA & JOEY!
Welcome To Reality – MELISSA & JOEY
As I started walking around the set I really had to keep myself focused because the set feels like a real home and it is warm and inviting and decorated so nice. I kept pinching myself, to remind myself to take enough photos to share with you because I was really enthralled with the environment. Add to this excitement the fact that Joey Lawrence and Melissa Joan Hart were taking ‘selfies’ and photos with us and you just have the best trip to a set ever. I hope I took enough photos that you get a great feel for the behind-the-scenes.
Around The Set MELISSA & JOEY
I got to walk around the set and touch and feel things up close and even study the walls, photos and refrigerator pics! I learned a little bit of information as I browsed and as we took photos with the stars of the show!
If you look around the set, it is really impressive, but if you know what you are looking for it is even cooler. For instance, did you know that these flowers are changed weekly? Now you do, so make sure to watch every episode to see which fresh flowers are in the vase!
Now, this photo I have enlarged for you to see is actually Melissa’s real life grandparents and it hangs on the real wall of the set of MELISSA & JOEY, so next time the camera pans that wall, make sure to take notice, because it is really part of Melissa Joan Hart’s life and I think that makes it extra special!
This is really Melissa Joan Hart, sitting at the counter, literally feet away, working on one of her parts, to get it just perfect! Watching her work is fun, because she does not stop until she gets it right. The fact was, that she knew where her feet belonged, when they belonged there and when she had them in the wrong spot, long before anyone told her. When she corrected herself, she also knew which word she missed and of course she was light-hearted and fun about it, which makes her a rock star!
Let’s take a peek at the backyard on the set. This was fun to see, and all the lighting was in place so I got the picture just right! I still can’t believe I was standing where they all stand to shoot the show, it is really surreal. Do you see all the light panels that make it possible to get the color and lighting just right?
Naturally, no trip to this set would be complete without a trip up the well-traveled staircase. I simply could not resist, but just in case you need to see where the stair are in relationship to where I am standing, I thought I might show you picture-in-picture so you can feel how awesome it feels to be on this set!
That’s my trip to the set of MELISSA & JOEY, and there’s more to come when I talk about what we discussed in an upcoming post. I hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look. Lavishly live entertainment and comedy out loud with MELISSA & JOEY, ABC Family.