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Guess how many times they say the word 'world' in the 'Girl Meets World' pilot

27 June 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

I’m on the record as being ambivalent about Girl Meets World, Disney Channel’s highly enthusiastically ridiculously anticipated sequel/spinoff to millennial favorite Boy Meets World. (I also take full responsibility for helping to stoke that fervor for the past year and a half.) On one hand: Nostalgia! On the other: This is clearly a series meant for viewers born after the original show ended in the year 2000, and if you’re not one of them, watching it will make you feel old. The show’s bright colors, broad jokes, and earnest lessons all scream “modern-day Disney,” and it »

- Hillary Busis

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Remembering the Best and Worst of ABC’s Tgif Lineup

27 June 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In fall 1993, a coming-of-age comedy called “Boy Meets World” premiered on ABC’s “Tgif” Friday night lineup; 21 years later, its sequel series, “Girl Meets World,” is debuting on the Disney Channel with many of the original cast members reprising their roles for a new generation.

Few could have anticipated the enduring popularity of the family sitcom — which starred Ben Savage as Cornelius “Cory” Matthews and Danielle Fishel as his first love and eventual wife, Topanga Lawrence — but ABC’s Tgif block was responsible for a number of iconic comedies during its initial run between 1989 and 2000, many of which still live on in syndication today. And, as with all networks, the roster was also responsible for some spectacular trainwrecks, with concepts so surreal, you’d think a kid pitched them while on a sugar high.

Before we meet Cory and Topanga’s precocious daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard), take a trip down »

- Laura Prudom

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TV Review: ‘Girl Meets World’

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Heavily rooted in nostalgia, the generation-later sitcom “Girl Meets World” banks on the young audience the show seeks having been weaned on reruns of the original “Boy Meets World,” while sounding a simultaneous “All clear” to their parents. It’s telling, of course, that this Disney Channel sequel not only changes genders but schedules the show Friday, where ABC’s “Tgif” sitcoms once held sway, before the broadcast networks abandoned family viewing as a business model. Tediously self-referential and sweet to the point of cloying, the show has an appealing lead in Rowan Blanchard, which, based on past performance, might be enough.

The conceit is “Boy’s” Cory and Topanga — again played by Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel — married, grew up and had a couple of kids, the older being the wide-eyed Riley (Blanchard), a buttoned-up sort who has become bosom buddies with the rebellious Maya (Sabrina Carpenter). Or as Riley puts it, »

- Brian Lowry

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Woah! Naya Rivera's Dramatic Transformation Revealed: See a Pre-Glee Pic of the Actress

13 June 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Naya Rivera is all grown up! A pre-fame photo of the Glee actress has surfaced, and it appears that the 27-year-old beauty has gone through quite the transformation over the years. The pic shows Rivera with a large mole on her chin, as well as darker locks and seemingly smaller lips. Despite the change, her inherent charm is nearly palpable in the old-school pic as she beams from ear to ear while showing off her natural beauty in bright orange turtleneck and flared jeans. Before she shot to superstardom on the hit Fox series, Rivera was a child star, who appeared alongside Eddie Murphy in the series comedy Royal Family, which aired from 1991 to 1992. She was also seen on Family Matters, as well as The »

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'Veep' and other TV shows that outgrew their titles

11 June 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

One thing that makes television so great (and different from film) is the luxury of multiple years and seasons to explore different moments and experiences in a character’s life as they naturally progress. Because of that, TV shows frequently evolve drastically from their tidy season 1 concepts, which can make their original titles a bit confusing.

With some minor spoilers ahead, here are six TV shows that might have benefited from a name change during their runs:

Veep

When the HBO comedy premiered back in 2012, Veep was the perfect fit for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Vice President Selina Meyer dealing with a »

- Jake Perlman

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This Supercut of TV's Greatest Catchphrases Is Legen - Wait For It - Dary

4 June 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

What if I told you someone took the time to splice together every one of TV's most memorable catchphrases? Well, that happened, and it's fantastic. There's some Frasier in here, as well as How I Met Your Mother, South Park, Home Improvement, Scooby-Doo, Seinfeld, Cheers, The Brady Bunch, Family Matters, and so much more. Not convinced you need to watch yet? Jon Hamm is involved, as is Will Arnett. Happy watching, everyone. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Those Were The Days (of TV theme songs)

25 May 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Like it or not, the television landscape has changed. Reality TV and its “stars” seem to be here to stay, which is bad news for nostalgia freaks like me, who’d rather watch repeats of old shows than spend half an hour with a real housewife, a top chef, or a Boo Boo of any kind. While the number of reality shows are on the increase, an integral part of TV viewing has quietly been disappearing; that simple melody that you waited to hear with anticipation once a week coming from your living room, aka a theme song.

If you’re under a certain age (like say, 25 or younger), you might not get my gripe. I can’t really blame you; most likely you’ve grown up with slim pickings as far as theme songs go, and by now watch everything online anyway, commercial and theme song free. But shocker: »

- Dasilva

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Disney Channel Renews ‘Jessie’ For Fourth Season

20 May 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Disney Channel has ordered a fourth season of Jessie for a January 2015 premiere. The live-action comedy series stars Debby Ryan, Kevin Chamberlin, Peyton List, Karan Brar, Cameron Boyce, and Skai Jackson. Ryan, who also produces, is slated to direct an episode this summer. There’s also a wedding arc set for this fall in which Jessie gets engaged. From 2014 to date, Jessie is TV’s No. 1 telecast in its time period, and overall, is TV’s No. 2 live-action series in kids 2-11 (1.6M/4.0) and  kids 6-11 (1.3M/5.4), and the No. 4 TV series in tweens 9-14 (1.2M/4.8), according to Nielsen. The series was created by Pamela Eells O’Connell (Family Matters), who serves as executive producer.  It’s produced by It’s A Laugh Productions. Related: Disney Channel Renews ‘Austin & Ally’ »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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33 Full House Facts You Never Knew

14 May 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Source: ABC Plenty of people call themselves Full House fans, but how much trivia do you know about the people and the stories behind the hit '90s show? May 23 marks 19 years since the sitcom's final episode, but several of the show's stars have been sharing the spotlight lately. Candace Cameron Bure is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars, and a few of her former castmates have been cheering for her from the stands. She also recently reunited on screen with Scott Weinger, who played D.J.'s boyfriend Steve, for an episode of The Neighbors, and all three of the main Full House guys came together for a Super Bowl commercial earlier this year. To relive all the Full House excitement, take a look at 33 things you may not know about your favorite '90s series. The Show The show was originally going to be called House of Comics, »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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Watch First Full Trailer For 'Black-ish' Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne

13 May 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Maybe not since the early to mid-1990s, when Hanging With Mr Cooper, Sister, Sister, and Family Matters were all on air on ABC, have we seen this many shows centered around the lives of black characters on the network, at the same time. And let's not forget those that have yet to be ordered to series (but just might, as mid-season replacements), including projects from Keenen Ivory WayansKevin HartSheldon Candis and rapper/actor Eve. ABC is proving to be competition for the likes of Bet (as it revamps its lineup with more scripted original material), TV One and other black TV networks. Here's your first look at footage from one of the new series the network ordered with fall 2014 debuts scheduled - the Kenya Barris half-hour scripted comedy titled Black-ish, starring Anthony Anderson, and produced by Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy production company. Based on Barris' own life. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch First Full Trailer For 'Black-ish' Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne

13 May 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Maybe not since the early to mid-1990s, when Hanging With Mr Cooper, Sister, Sister, and Family Matters were all on air on ABC, have we seen this many shows centered around the lives of black characters on the network, at the same time. And let's not forget those that have yet to be ordered to series (but just might, as mid-season replacements), including projects from Keenen Ivory WayansKevin HartSheldon Candis and rapper/actor Eve. ABC is proving to be competition for the likes of Bet (as it revamps its lineup with more scripted original material), TV One and other black TV networks. Here's your first look at footage from one of »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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10 Characters From Famous TV Shows Who Were Swept Under The Carpet

23 April 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In the world of popular culture, a dreaded disease exists called the Chuck Cunningham syndrome, named after the oldest son on Happy Days who tragically disappeared from the series without explanation. This disease often ravages innocent characters whose only crime was not being useful enough to the progression of a plot. On television, some characters suffering from Chuck Cunningham syndrome are major characters whose absence we notice and puzzle over (for example, Judy Winslow in Family Matters). More often than not, they are characters who, for one reason or another, just did not work when production of a series began.

Of course, Chuck Cunningham syndrome is actually the result of lazy writers who hope we will not remember these minor characters and will focus, instead, on the more well known and loved characters of a series. But some of us do remember, and we puzzle over »

- Christopher A. Rothbauer

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14 Valuable Life Lessons Tgif Taught Us

18 April 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Remember when "Tgif" meant all your favorite TV shows, all on the same night? Back in the '90s, sitcoms like Boy Meets World, Full House, and Family Matters had us glued to the tube during Friday night sleepovers and family pizza parties, and as we watched, we picked up a few pointers about life, love, and friendship. To understand relationships, we turned to Cory and Topanga, DJ and Steve, and Sabrina and Harvey. For insight into family problems, we had the Tanners, the Winslows, the Step by Step crew - and, yes, even Dinosaurs - to guide us. As we celebrate the end of the week, relive the '90s glory days with a look back at some of the memorable life lessons we learned from watching Tgif: 1. Woman cannot live on ice pops alone. 2. Never change who you are for a relationship. 3. Familes come in all shapes, sizes, »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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14 Valuable Life Lessons Tgif Taught Us

18 April 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Remember when "Tgif" meant all your favorite TV shows, all on the same night? Back in the '90s, sitcoms like Boy Meets World, Full House, and Family Matters had us glued to the tube during Friday night sleepovers and family pizza parties, and as we watched, we picked up a few pointers about life, love, and friendship. To understand relationships, we turned to Cory and Topanga, DJ and Steve, and Sabrina and Harvey. For insight into family problems, we had the Tanners, the Winslows, the Step by Step crew - and, yes, even Dinosaurs - to guide us. As we celebrate the end of the week, relive the '90s glory days with a look back at some of the memorable life lessons we learned from watching Tgif: 1. Woman cannot live on ice pops alone. 2. Never change who you are for a relationship. 3. Familes come in all shapes, sizes, »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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Hub Network Taps Joey Fatone To Build Primetime Family Block

25 March 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Like one of the little kids who watches its programs, The Hub Network will soon attempt to see if it can reach beyond its grasp.

The network, jointly owned by cable programmer Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro, expects to gradually abandon the reruns of “Step by Step,” “Family Ties” and “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch” in favor of originals designed to lure kids and families together. The first step in that effort is “Parents Don’t Just Understand,” a 22-episode reality series from Endemol’s 51 Minds Entertainment hosted by Joey Fatone that  is slated to debut in the fall. The series will let kids and parents get a peek at what it’s like to live inside each other’s shoes.

“We have to cut the umbilical cord to old sitcoms,” said Margaret Loesch, president and chief executive of The Hub Network, who expects The Hub to have six original »

- Brian Steinberg

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'90s Flashback! Danica McKellar Teaches Candace Cameron Bure How to Dance—and Jennifer Aniston Makes a Cameo: Watch Now!

20 March 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Dancing With the Stars flashback! Turns out, long before Danica McKellar and Candace Cameron Bure began battling it out on the ballroom floor, the two costarred together in the 1990 TV movie Camp Cucamonga, in which they played rival campers. Oh, and in case two of the most beloved '90s TV stars appearing in a 1990 television movie isn't enough to make you feel nostalgic, then let us point out that the flick also features a star-studded cast, which includes A-lister Jennifer Aniston, Family Matters' Jaleel White (aka Steve Urkel), The Wonder Years' Josh Saviano and My Two Dads' Chad Allen. In the clip, a young Cameron Bure, who is sporting her signature Full House bangs, is seen getting »

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Ten of the Weirdest, Creepiest Breakfast Cereals Ever Made

17 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Of all the food groups (?) out there, the one constant that still brings me back to those nostalgic days of my childhood is a tasty bowl of cereal. For me, I went cuckoo for the likes of Frosted Flakes and Lucky Charms (sorry, Cocoa Puffs), and with a recent discovery of Momofuku Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk, this nostalgia is definitely a thing others are sharing in.   As horror fans, there’s a certain love we all have for the likes of Frute Brute, Count Chocula and Boo Berry. With a little digging, I’ve uncovered some more bizarre and creepy cereals children once fondly doused with milk and shoved into their innocent little faces... so grab your appetites and take a trip with me down the rabbit hole. I hope you’re hungry!     1. Freakies   In 1972, Ralston released Freakies unto the world.  These Freakies were a group of seven creatures named Hamhose, »

- Aaron Pruner

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The Week in Spandex - Batman vs. Superman, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Watchmen, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash and more

9 March 2014 11:56 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Teen Titans Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more...

In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by »

- Gary Collinson

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Briefs: Prepare For “Stage Fright,” Aaron Ashmore Books A New Gig, and Behold The Putin Butt Plug

7 March 2014 2:01 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …

Cher turned back time so often, she ran into her self, several times”

Thanks to A.M. Burns for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Nick Zano (above) is 36, Bryan Cranston is 58, Wanda Sykes is 50, Peter Sarsgaard is 43, Freddie Prinze, Jr. is 38, Jack Kenny is 56, Kerr Smith is 42, , and Jeffrey Osborne is 66. Here’s his greatest song.

Sharknado 2 will premiere on July 31st at 9 Pm Et on Syfy.

Jim Halterman interviews Revenge showrunner/Exec Producer Sunil Nayar about what to expect with NoTrick when the show returns Sunday.

Three years after nude photo scandal Roberto Arango comes out. That’s one of the most hilariously passive-aggressive interviews I’ve seen.

A couple of favs have booked new roles. Dave Annable will »

- snicks

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Episode 14 Review

5 March 2014 11:18 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras reviews the fourteenth episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D...

They should have called this episode 'Course Correction'. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has suffered something of an identity crisis. Since the shows big premiere, fans have become disenfranchised with the show citing its lack of big thrills and a bland, grating cast as reasons they've started jumping ship. The latest episode 'Family Matters' is another attempt to realign the flight path of the struggling series.

I've been one of the most staunch defenders of the show, though even I'm not daft enough to deny some of the more valid criticisms. Marvel has taken the mid-season break to try and inject the show with some new life. The reveal of Deathlok in the last episode was a big robotic step for the series, finally showing fans that there are some comic book thrills in store for the show. »

- Gary Collinson

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