nostalgia The Casts of Your Favorite TV Shows, Reunited  

Matthew Cole Weiss
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Nostalgia. It doesn't get better than that - and that's probably why TV cast reunions are all the rage these days. You know that feeling when you see your favorite TV casts reassembled like 20 years later? Part of you is all, "Remember the good old days?" and then another part goes, "God, they look terrible," right? Ah... the beauty of TV show reunions.

At one point or another, every TV show cast is reunited (except Friends who will continue playing with their fans who want a reunion without ever actually doing one).  Whether it's to receive an award of some sort... for a magazine spread... or just to relive old times and have a meal, there's no better marketing ploy than getting the team back together one last time.

Sure, some of them have remained friends, but a lot of them have pursued their own careers (some not even in show business at all, like Paul Pfeiffer from The Wonder Years, who became a lawyer). Here's a list of some of the most memorable and nostalgia-filled television reunions from the past few years. Get ready to pass judgement!

Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Casts of Your Favorite TV Shows, Reunited
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Everyone remembers Degrassi: The Next Generation for its over-the-top teen drama. The show – created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979 – was the fourth installment in the Degrassi series. Most notably, the show launched the career of Aubrey Drake Graham, AKA Drake. 

Actors: Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 12

Number of Episodes: 149

creator: Linda Schuyler, Yan Moore

Producers: Stephen Stohn

Network: MTV, MuchMusic, CTV Television Network, TeenNick

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Teen drama, Drama, Children's television series

Characters: Adam Torres, Mia Jones, Jimmy Brooks, Drew Torres, Emma Nelson, + more

Also Ranked

#45 on The Best High School TV Shows

#46 on The All-Time Best Primetime Soap Operas

#64 on The Greatest Soap Operas of All Time

#55 on TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On

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The series continued with new casts, but the original crew of Degrassi: The Next Generation reunited in June 2018 in Drake's "I'm Upset" music video.

The short film, directed by Karena Evans, features everyone's favorites from Degrassi, including Spinner (Shane Kippel), Ellie (Stacey Farber), Craig (Jake Epstein), Terri (Christina Schmidt), Liberty (Sarah Barrable-Tishauer), and even a brief cameo from Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith).

7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Casts of Your Favorite TV Shows, Reunited
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Who can forget those white-bred Camdens and their ridiculously beautiful children?  7th Heaven, produced by Aaron Spelling, was a huge family hit that drove home family values until you were sick to your stomach.  It's been 8 years since the show has been off the air, replaced by more modern family shows like... well, Modern Family

Actors: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 243

creator: Brenda Hampton

Producers: Aaron Spelling, Brenda Hampton

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Drama

Characters: Ruthie Camden, Lucy Camden, Mary Camden-Rivera, Eric Camden, Matt Camden, + more

Also Ranked

#9 on The Best '90s TV Dramas

#51 on TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On

#32 on The Best Shows About Families

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7th Heaven - NOW is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Casts of Your Favorite TV Shows, Reunited
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It turns out the Camdens may not have been as wholesome as we thought, as actor Stephen Collins (who played the patriarch) eventually was accused of child molestation.  Jessica Biel went on to marry Justin Timberlake.  And little Lucy Camden is now a mother herself.  In 2014, Beverley Mitchell Tweeted a picture of the Camdens back together for a family reunion dinner.  In 2016, the gang got together again (minus child molester Collins) to celebrate the opening of Biel's kid-friendly LA restaurant, Au Fudge.