Daniel Wu in Into the Badlands Season 2

The TV news keeps on coming, thanks to the TCAs. After the jump:

  • Portlandia has been renewed for one final season.
  • AMC and BBC are teaming up for a new John le Carré miniseries.
  • TV Land officially orders Heathers to series.
  • Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks’ Cops gets a series from TBS.
  • Pierce Brosnan tries on a Texan twang in the first trailer for The Son.
  • Alan Tudyk is Batman’s obnoxious cousin in Powerless.
  • Could Girl Meets World return elsewhere?
  • And more!

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Girl Meets World Canceled

After rumors swirled last week that Girl Meets World hadn’t been renewed for a fourth season, Disney Channel has made it official.

The spin-off of the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World will be coming to an end when the third season finale airs later this month. The good news is that it seems like the writers weren’t completely blindsided by this decision, and the final episode will have a somewhat proper send-off for fans who will be sad to see it go. Read More »

Boy Meets World Reunion

A couple of years ago, during a surge of nostalgic revival of shows from decades past, The Disney Channel brought Girls Meets World to air. The comedy series is a follow-up to the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World from the 1990s, which followed best friends Cory (Ben Savage) and Shawn (Rider Strong) as they grow up into young men and learn life lessons from their teacher Mr. Feeny (William Daniels). Girl Meets World follows that same formula, but instead it follows Cory’s daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) and Maya (Sabrina Carpenter) as they navigate adolescence as young girls, learning some of the same lessons, but entirely new ones as well.

While the sequel series has brought back several cast members from Boy Meets World in recurring guest roles, it has never seen the kind of reunion that was teased in a cast photo featuring all of the primary players from Boy Meets World united with the cast of Girl Meets World. Check out the photo after the jump. Read More »

Gilmore Girls

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Gilmore Girls revival has a teaser and release date.
  • BoJack Horseman is coming back for season four.
  • Turn has been renewed for a fourth and final season.
  • Starz is adapting Peep Show for the United States.
  • A House of Cards veteran heads to Homeland.
  • Adam Copeland joins the cast of Vikings.
  • Aladdin characters are heading to Once Upon a Time.
  • And more!

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Girl Meets World Opening

As you know, Disney Channel is brining back  Cory (Ben Savage) and  Topanga (Danielle Fishel) for a Boy Meets World television series sequel Girl Meets World. The series follows the further adventures of the two, now proud parents to a 12-year-old of their own (played by Rowan Blanchard). After the jump you can watch the Girl Meets World opening sequence and compare it to the old Boy Meets World openings.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Wondering what exactly Toothless, Hiccup, and their pals have been up to since we last saw them? A new How to Train Your Dragon 2 featurette would be happy to show you. Also after the jump:

  • The Act of Killing sequel should hit festivals this fall
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 adds D.B. Woodside
  • Disney is making another Teen Beach Movie
  • The Matthews family unites for a Girl Meets World poster
  • See some pretty concept art from the Smurfs reboot
  • Peek at a new photo from Dumb and Dumber To

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Girl Meets World trailer

Can it possibly be that long ago that we were kids watching Cory (Ben Savage) navigating adolescence on Boy Meets World? Apparently, it can. We’re really old, you guys. Disney Channel has just premiered the first Girl Meets World trailer, in which Cory and longtime love Topanga (Danielle Fishel) are the proud parents to a 12-year-old of their own (played by Rowan Blanchard).

The girl, Riley, even has a Shawn of her own in the form of mischievous Maya (Sabrina Carpenter). Watch the first teaser for the spinoff/sequel after the jump.

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Girl Meets World (1)

I suppose 32-year-old Ben Savage is technically old enough to have a 13-year-old daughter, but it still feels weird to see him playing the proud dad instead of the confused kid on Girl Meets World, doesn’t it? Also after the jump:

  • Darren Aronofsky and HBO ditch Michael Chabon‘s Hobgoblin
  • FX’s The Strain adds John Hurt; Liv Tyler is one of HBO’s Leftovers
  • Guillermo del Toro has guest directed something on The Simpsons
  • Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Sam MendesPenny Dreadful
  • Channing Tatum will produce a show by Pete from Happy Endings
  • Almost all of CBS‘s shows will premiere the week of September 22
  • Netflix will return to Eli Roth‘s Hemlock Grove for a second season
  • Charlie Sheen gets Selma Blair fired from Anger Management
  • Dan Harmon is sorry he said those mean things about Community Season 4
  • Girl Meets World is a go; see proud parents Cory and Topanga in new pics
  • Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are Masters of Sex in a new trailer

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It’s been a few days since our last TV Bits (sorry!), so we have a ton of stuff to catch up on. After the jump:

  • Alexis Bledel, Kyle McLachlan, Hope Davis, and more get pilots
  • Downton Abbey loses one character but gains six more
  • Jeffrey Wright will be a series regular on Boardwalk Empire
  • A bunch of Fox shows including The Following get early renewals
  • The Zero Hour has gets cancelled by ABC after just three episodes
  • Will Jimmy Fallon take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show?
  • The X-Files finally gets a tenth season… as a comic book
  • Steven Soderbergh‘s Behind the Candelabra gets EW cover
  • Hannibal and Mad Men offer up not very revealing teasers
  • See character posters and an extended trailer for Game of Thrones
  • Peek behind the scenes of Breaking Bad‘s final season

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

The end is nigh for 30 Rock, but fear not — the TGS gang will live on as a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor of some sort. Also after the jump:

  • Girl Meets World casts the offspring of Cory and Topanga
  • There might be a Malcom in the Middle reunion on Breaking Bad, kinda
  • Girls and Enlightened episodes work around the Super Bowl with online debuts
  • Shameless, House of Lies, Californication, Ripper Street and Banshee get renewed
  • Glen Mazzara says to “ask AMC” why he was kicked off The Walking Dead

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