"Boy Meets World" fans will get to meet the 13-year-old daughter of beloved characters Cory and Topanga in the new Disney Channel series "Girl Meets World."
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will reprise their roles as the couple who grew up and fell in love on the ABC show, which ended in 2000. The role of their daughter Riley hasn't been cast yet.
Apparently producers think that fans are feeling really nostalgic these days-quite a few stars are reprising the same roles that they played years ago.
"Dallas" fans were devastated when Larry Hagman passed away last week. The original "Dallas" series ended in 1991, but two decades later, Hagman returned to play beloved character J. R. Ewing on a TNT update. When he learned that he had cancer last year, the octogenarian had this to say: "As J.R. I could get away with anything - bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer."
In honor of this sad news and the good news about Cory and Topanga reuniting in "Girl Meets World," here's a look at a few other stars reprising old roles:
Returning to play a character after two decades is quite a feat, but Arnold is going to revisit an even older role. In 1982 he played a beefy adventurer in "Conan The Barbarian," which is the movie that helped launch the action star's career. Now Arnie will be reprising that role in the 2014 movie "The Legend of Conan," so it will be interesting to see what a womanizing, blood-spilling barbarian is like when he's gotten slower and softer.
This top model chose a rather odd role to revisit. She's going to play a living doll again in a "Life-Size" sequel. In the 2000 made-for-TV movie, Tyra Banks played a Barbie-like doll that came to life and helped a girl cope with the loss of her mother. Lindsay Lohan starred in the first "Life-Size," so it will definitely be interesting to see if she returns, too (at least nothing can be worse that her role in "Liz & Dick").
Since there aren't enough cop comedies on TV, Eddie is bringing "Beverly Hills Cop" to the small screen. He'll be reprising his role as wisecracking cop Axel Foley in the pilot for the CBS series based on the 1984 movie, and he might have a recurring role on the show. The series will focus on the exploits of his son (Brandon T. Jackson), who has followed in the footsteps of his father by becoming a cop. Hopefully he's also inherited his dad's sense of humor.
If you can't wait to see a celeb reprise one of their old roles, all you have to do is quit fast-forwarding through commercials. In a holiday Old Navy ad, Chevy revisits his role as bumbling dad Clark Griswold to recreate the house-lighting scene from the 1989 movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." Beverly D'Angelo and Juliette Lewis also reprise their roles.
It's interesting that Chevy is okay with doing commercials after what he said about "Community," the NBC series that he recently quit. He said that sitcoms like "Community" are "the lowest form of television," obviously failing to remember that people really hate commercials.
So are you looking forward to seeing any of these stars reprise their old roles?
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