Taking place in Austin, Texas from June 6-9, the weekend-long event celebrates outstanding television past, present and future. In typical festival fashion, screenings and Q&As will be all the rage. But what sets ATX apart is an intimate environment in which attendees can interact with the industry folks — both onscreen and off — they admire most.
Set to grace the stage alongside Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs is the Boy himself, Ben Savage (Cory Matthews), as well as Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), Matt Lawrence (Jack Hunter) and Maitland Ward (Rachel McGuire).
“Boy Meets World ripped away my childhood and ruined me as an adult. Wait, reverse that,” Strong joked in a statement Thursday. “I’m so happy to be a part of ATX Television Festival. Boy Meets World was a magical time in my life and it’s incredibly satisfying to know that it still resonates with people.”
Leading lady Danielle Fishel (Topanga Matthews), meanwhile, is unable to attend due to a prior commitment. However, a few yet-to-be-announced World-related guests will also be taking part in the reunion, so stay tuned for additional updates.
As TVLine previously reported, ATX will also reunite the cast of the acclaimed ’60s-set drama American Dreams.
Read on for the complete list of dearly departed, currently running or never-saw-the-light-of-day series on board for ATX ’13:
• $5.15/hour (unaired pilot): Richard Linklater (Executive Producer), America Ferrera
• American Dreams (NBC): Jonathan Prince (Creator), Arlen Escarpeta, Brittany Snow, Ethan Dampf, Gail O’Grady, Jamie Elman, Rachel Boston, Sarah Ramos, Tom Verica, Vanessa Lengies and writers Becky Hartman Edwards, David Semel, Rama Stagner, Jason Wilborn, Liz Tigelaar
• Animation Domination High-Def (FOX): TBD
• Boy Meets World (ABC): Michael Jacobs (Creator), Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Maitland Ward, Matthew Lawrence
• Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC): Scott Aukerman (Creator/Star), Reggie Watts
• Falling Skies (TNT): TBD
• Friday Night Lights (NBC): Scott Porter, Matt Lauria, Louanne Stephens, David Hudgins (Producer)
• Hart Of Dixie (The CW): Leila Gerstein (Creator), Scott Porter
• Heat Vision & Jack (unaired pilot): Rob Schrab (Co-Creator)
• Hell on Wheels (AMC): TBD
• Husbands (Web Series): Jane Espenson (Co-Creator), Brad Bell (Co-Creator), Sean Hemeon
• Life Unexpcted (The CW): Liz Tigelaar (Creator), Cast TBD
• Low Winter Sun (AMC): Chris Mundy (Executive Producer), Lennie James
• The Mindy Project (FOX): TBD
• My So-Called Life (ABC): Winnie Holzman (Creator), A.J. Langer, Bess Armstrong, Devon Gummersall
• New Girl (FOX): TBD
• Nomads (unaired pilot): Scott Porter
• NTSF:SD:SUV:: (Adult Swim): Paul Scheer (Creator/Star)
• Once Upon a Time (ABC): Edward Kitsis (Co-Creator), Adam Horowitz (Co-Creator), Jane Espenson
• Party of Five (Fox): Chris Keyser (Creator), Scott Grimes, Scott Wolf
• Perception (TNT): Kenneth Biller (Executive Producer), Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Wolf
• Raising Hope (FOX): Martha Plimpton, Lucas Neff, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward
• Revenge (ABC): TBD
• The Riches (FX): Shannon Woodward and other cast TBD
• Scandal (ABC): Joshua Malina, Dan Bucatinksy
• Sullivan and Son (TBS): Steve Byrne (Creator/Star), Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed, Roy Wood Jr., Peter Billingsley
• The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Julie Plec (Creator), Arielle Kebbel
Which ATX Television Festival event are you most excited to see?
- Arts & Entertainment
- Scott Porter