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.
Monday, October 7
- The Good Doctor
Tuesday, October 8
- The Conners
- Bless This Mess
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