Want to know who’s showing up in ABC’s Cast From The Past? Well, here’s a potted guide with videos

The cast of Cheers on The Goldbergs

This week, ABC (US)’s ‘Cast From The Past’ stunt is reuniting a whole bunch of ‘classic’ casts. This basically means various ABC shows are reuniting the casts of various TV shows and movies, some famous, some, erm , not so famous.

The list of reunions is long – and sometimes a little confusing for UK viewers, who may not have heard of half of them – but here’s TMINE’s potted guide to help you, complete with videos.

Some of them seem pretty kosher to me. black-ish reunites star Tracee Ellis Ross with her co-stars from Girlfriends. Similarly, The Conners reunites Blues Brothers 2000 stars John Goodman and Dan Aykroyd. And sure, no one on The Goldbergs was ever in Cheers, but getting four members of the cast of Cheers together still counts, particularly for an 80s-obsessed TV show that does entire episodes dedicated to Highlander.

The big mystery is how Ken Jeong showing up on Fresh off the Boat to be reunited with Constance Wu qualifies as “cast from the past”, given Crazy Rich Asians came out last year.

Then we get to the “inside baseball” style reunions. Getting two Charmed stars together is fine… but on Grey’s Anatomy? Because two of the producers used to write for Charmed?

Or Robert Sean Leonard on The Good Doctor because David Shore created House as well?

And then we have Adrien Brody and Leighton Meester’s reunion on Single Parents. They’re married. FFS.

Anyway, rundown and clips after the jump.

The schedule

Monday, October 7

  • The Good Doctor

Tuesday, October 8

  • The Conners
  • Bless This Mess
  • Black-ish

Wednesday, October 9

  • The Goldbergs
  • Single Parents

Thursday, October 10

  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • A Million Little Things

Friday, October 11

  • American Housewife
  • Fresh Off The Boat

Sunday, October 13

  • The Rookie

The shows

black-ish (reunion: Girlfriends)

Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones and Persia White reunite with Tracee Ellis Ross

The Rookie (reunion: Castle)

Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas reunite with Nathan Fillion

The Goldbergs (reunion: Cheers)

Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt reunite

The Good Doctor (reunion: House)

Robert Sean Leonard reunites with House executive producer David Shore

Fresh Off The Boat (reunion: Crazy Rich Asians)

Ken Jeong reunites with Constance Wu. I’m pretty sure they were only together last year

Bless This Mess (reunion: Wet Hot American Summer)

Michael Ian Black reunites with Lake Bell

A Million Little Things (reunion: Think Like A Man)

Jerry Ferrara reunites with Romany Malco

American Housewife (reunion: The Drew Carey Show)

Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles and Kathy Kinney reunite with Diedrich Bader

Single Parents (reunion: Life Partners, The Oranges)

Adam Brody reunites with Leighton Meester. He’s her husband. I’m sure it’s not the first time.

Grey’s Anatomy (reunion: Charmed)

Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs reunite with executive producers Krista Vernoff and Andy Reaser, who were writers on Charmed

The Conners (reunion: Blues Brothers 2000)

Dan Aykroyd reunites with John Goodman