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'Girl Meets World': See the cast photo!

Is it summer yet?!

Disney Channel has just released the first cast photo for its upcoming Boy Meets World spin-off Girl Meets World, which premieres in a few months. In the snapshot, Cory and Topanga Matthews (Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel) stand proudly as a gaggle of kids — not all theirs — fill the couch in front.

The reboot follows the story of Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard, center) as she navigates the waters of middle school alongside best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter, fourth from left). Peyton Meyer (far left) and Corey Fogelmanis (far right) play Lucas, Riley’s crush, and Farkle, a sometimes-nemesis, respectively. August Maturo plays the couple’s young son, Auggie.

Girl Meets World premieres this summer on the Disney Channel.

'Girl Meets World': Cory's parents and Shawn will appear! -- PHOTO

Christmas has come early.

Disney Channel just released a photo from an upcoming episode of Girl Meets World, and it appears that Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) and their kids will be joined for dinner by some Boy Meets World faves: William Russ, Betsy Randle, and…Rider Strong! A rep for the show confirmed to EW it’s for a holiday episode.

Russ and Randle played Cory’s parents on the original series; Strong, of course, portrayed Cory’s BFF Shawn. This is the first confirmation fans have gotten that any of them will return on the new show.

Fishel also tweeted the above photo, adding the message: “Happy to have these familiar faces on set with us this week!”

Girl Meets World is expected to make its long-awaited premiere later this year on the Disney Channel. READ FULL STORY

'Girl Meets World': Another 'Boy Meets World' alum set to return

Guess who’s coming back from the “other side of the school”?

EW has confirmed that Boy Meets World character Stuart Minkus — played by Lee Norris — will return for an episode of Girl Meets World. E! first reported the reunion and has a photo of him in character visiting Cory Matthews’s (Ben Savage) new classroom.

“I’ve had a great time being back on set with some of my old friends,” Norris said in a statement exclusively to E! News. “It still amazes me how many people love and remember Minkus, and I’m excited for the fans to catch up with him after all these years.”

As fans likely remember, Minkus was a nerdy classmate of Cory, Shawn, and Topanga’s who appeared in the early days of Boy Meets World. He disappeared for a few years before finally showing up again in the high school graduation episode, explaining that during his long absence he was merely hanging out on “the other side of the school.”

Girl Meets World, which has already been ordered for 21 episodes, is expected to debut on the Disney Channel sometime in 2014.

'Once Upon a Time': Jennifer Morrison talks ditching Neverland for Oz -- and Emma's epic love triangle

[Ahoy, Oncers: We've got some spoilers ahead.]

Flying monkeys! Surprise(ish) pregnancies! Another curse! Clearly, there’s a lot to unpack from Once Upon a Time‘s midseason premiere — but thankfully, EW had the opportunity to chat with OUAT star/savior Jennifer Morrison after we’d seen the episode. She couldn’t answer every burning question… but she could tease some pretty interesting details about the fairy tale series’ journey into Oz.

Read on to learn why the woman who plays Emma Swan might miss Neverland, what makes this half-season’s villain so wicked, what the future holds for a certain presumed-dead fan favorite — and, of course, how Morrison feels about Nealfire (Michael Raymond James) and Hook’s (Colin O’Donoghue) battle for Emma’s heart.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The end of the last episode before the break seemed a bit like it could have marked the end of the show. Did you guys feel like that at all? It was very definitive.
JENNIFER MORRISON: Yeah. I think that Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz, Once's showrunners] did that on purpose. I think they were looking at the cable model, where they do 10 to 12 episodes [per season], and that’s a really definitive length of time to tell a story. Because of the way we were going to air this year, they had an opportunity to do two half-seasons, basically. And so they wanted the end of that half of a season to really feel like a definitive end, and then dangle the carrot for the next arc. And the second half of the season is completely different. We have a totally different villain, we have a whole different world we’re dealing with.

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'Girl Meets World' gets full season at Disney Channel

No surprise here — without airing a single episode, EW has confirmed Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World has been given a full series order of 21 episodes, a.k.a. 21 more chances for Mr. Feeny to show up.

Earlier, star Danielle Fishel tweeted about the news:
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'Girl Meets World' cast photo shows whole Matthews family -- PHOTO

Here’s the first Girl Meets World sneak peek of 2014.

Ben Savage has posted the above Matthews family photo, presumably from one of the episode tapings, to his Instagram. The picture shows the whole Matthews gang (complete with a very Topanga-esque headband on Danielle Fishel), as well as some of the other actors who’ll fill out the rest of the show.

For those who need up-to-the-minute news about the show, the recently launched Twitter account @GMWWriters is a peek inside the writers room — and that group sure knows how to tease. A recent tweet asked, “Happy New Year! Who would you invite to a Matthews holiday episode? Because we’re writing one. And there are lots of seats at the table.” Dare. To. Dream.
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Netflix, Disney partner for live-action series starring Daredevil, Luke Cage

Four of Marvel’s most storied characters — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage — are getting their very own TV shows.

Well, sort of.

Netflix and Disney announced today that they’ve joined forces to develop a live-action “four series epic,” plus a “miniseries event,” based on a quartet of beloved Marvel characters. Each hero will star in a separate thirteen-episode series. Their storylines will converge in a miniseries evidently called The Defenders, which will “reimagine a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters” — much like Disney’s 2012 big-screen blockbuster The Avengers, which brought together plot threads from five previous films.

The epic tale of the new Defenders begins in 2015 with a serial that spotlights Daredevil, the blind New York City crusader last played onscreen by Ben Affleck in a poorly received 2003 film. Daredevil will be followed by series about Jessica Jones (a superheroine turned private eye), Iron Fist (a martial arts master), and Luke Cage (an indestructible Harlem native whom Old Spice spokesman Isaiah Mustafa campaigned to play a few years ago).

Last year, Netflix signed an exclusive deal with Disney for subscription TV rights to all its live-action and animated films starting in 2016. Another live-action Marvel-based TV series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., can currently be seen on Disney-owned ABC.

'Once Upon a Time': The cast gets goofy in season 2 bloopers -- EXCLUSIVE

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Even the Queen of Hearts needs to cut loose once in awhile.

Between all the spell-casting, battle scenes, and a central family tree that’s getting more tangled by the day, there’s not always room left for laughs on Once Upon a Time. But evidently, that’s not the case behind the scenes — as this blooper reel from season 2 proves.

Everyone from heroic Prince Charming to dearly departed Sheriff Skinnyjeans Graham gets a chance in the silly spotlight in the clip. For fans of the show, it’ll be tough to pick a favorite moment — though it’s particularly fun to see both wicked Cora and her daughter Regina trading smoldering stares for goofy faces.
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'Once Upon' team talks Jafar: No parrot!

How will ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland‘s version of Jafar differ from Disney’s Aladdin version?

Showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz dropped some hints about how Naveen Andrews’ character will be integrated into the Once universe during their Television Critics Association press tour stop in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

“First off,  like any character we introduce, we approach it from [asking] how do we humanize [the character], what’s the way to make it real relatable and grounded, and then we find an awesome actor,” Horowitz says.

“We wrote this part for [Andrews],” Kitsis says. “We knew we wanted Jafar, we knew we wanted Naveen. Similar to what we do with Once Upon a Time, no villain is just born evil, they’re made evil. For us, that is the story of Jafar, the story of what is driving him to need this power. With Naveen, we know he can break your neck with legs — as we saw in Lost — but he can also make you cry.”

“It’s about two big things,” Horowitz adds. “What does he want? And how did he get the way he is in order to want that thing?” READ FULL STORY

'Girl Meets World' gets the greenlight from Disney

Girl Meets World is officially a go!

The highly anticipated Boy Meets World spin-off has been picked up to series by the Disney Channel.

Described as “a comedy series for kids,” the show will reunite original cast-members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, as on-screen sweethearts Cory and Topanga, and follow their tween daughter Riley, played by Rowan BlanchardREAD FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time' finale: Showrunners Kitsis & Horowitz talk season 2 -- and what's next

[Obvious Note: Spoilers for Once Upon a Time's second season finale -- "And Straight On Till Morning" -- follow!]

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Your TGIF crossover dreams are coming true: Jackee Harry is in the 'Girl Meets World' pilot

Boy Meets World Meets Sister Sister, anyone?

EW has confirmed that actress Jackée Harry, best known to Gen Xers as 227‘s vampy, Emmy-winning Sandra and to Millennials as Sister Sister‘s flamboyant adoptive mom Lisa, will appear in the pilot episode of Girl Meets World. There’s no word yet on whether Harry appears as a guest star or as a potential recurring character, should the Boy Meets World spinoff be picked up to series.

So, will Jackée be playing a sassy teacher who works with Cory (Ben Savage)? A sassy lawyer who works with Topanga (Danielle Fishel)? A sassy neighbor who serves as little Maya’s (Rowan Blancard) answer to Mr. Feeny (William Daniels)? Disney’s keeping mum on details for now — so feel free to speculate wildly, and to dream up possible GMW roles for other TGIF alumni. There’s got to be a part here for Melissa Joan Hart!

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Mr. Feeny back for 'Girl Meets World' pilot

Looks like William Daniels wasn’t just visiting the set of Girl Meets World last week.

The Boy Meets World vet, who played Cory (Ben Savage) and Shawn’s (Rider Strong) long-time teacher and mentor, Mr. Feeny, is reprising his role in Disney’s Girl Meets World pilot, EW has confirmed. The news was first reported by TV Line. READ FULL STORY

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