“The Fosters” & “Girl Meets World” Heading to the 2015 ATX Festival
The lineup for the 2015 ATX Television Festival is beginning to take shape as two of our favorite shows have joined the festivities.
The annual festival, which takes place in Austin, TX from June 4 to 7, has added panels for “Girl Meets World”/”Boy Meets World” and “The Fosters.”. The GMW/BMW panel will feature producers and cast from both the past and new series.
Michael Jacobs, creator of “Boy Meets World” and Disney’s “Girl Meets World,” is returning to ATX this year with cast members Ben Savage, Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard. The panel “Boy Meets Girl Meets World” will feature a wide-ranging discussion, which will delve into many facets of tween series, including the differences and challenges of creating a teen-focused show in the 1990s vs. 2010s.
“Two years ago, ATX featured the ‘Boy Meets World’ reunion, and the cast and I had a magnificent three days, treated to the wonderful hospitality of the festival and the city of Austin. This year, Ben Savage and I can’t wait to attend again, and bring Rowan and Sabrina to the party. We know that they will love ATX and that ATX will love them.” – Michael Jacobs, Creator of “Girl Meets World” and “Boy Meets World”
ABC Family’s “The Fosters” will host a panel with creators Peter Paige (previously announced as part of the “Queer as Folk” reunion) and Brad Bredeweg, along with cast member Sherri Saum. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date.
Panels have also been added for the upcoming Fox event series “Wayward Pines;” USA’s comedy series “Playing House;” “Drunk History’s History,” a panel discussing the history of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” with the show’s creators; a “cancelled too soon” panel for Graham Yost’s series “Boomtown;” and the addition of “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman as a panelist, for a special “Conversation with Marta Kauffman.”
ATX will host a farewell send-off of the critically acclaimed FX series “Justified,” with an in-depth look back on the series with creator and executive producer Graham Yost. “Justified” premiered on March 16, 2010, and after six incredible seasons, will air its final episode on April 14, 2015. Additional producers and cast will be announced at a later date.
These panels join the previously announced reunions for “Gilmore Girls,” “Queer as Folk,” “Journeyman,” and the “Dawson’s Creek” Writers Room Reunion at this year’s festival, along with panelists Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”), Phil Rosenthal (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Noah Hawley (“Fargo”).
Additional programming, panels and panelists will be announced at a later date.
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