It’s a stream come true for fans of Felicity, My So-Called Life, Sports Night, and other long-completed TV programs. ABC has relaunched its streaming service with the addition of full seasons of 38 “throwback” shows, the network announced Wednesday.
The updated service also features seven original short-form digital series, with more to come, and a redesigned app interface for Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
Fuller House. X-Files. Twin Peaks.Star Trek. Gilmore Girls. MacGyver. Prison Break…the list of old TV shows suddenly getting the reboot or revival treatment goes on and on. And on. (Wait, what’s that? The Worst Witch was just added to the list?
As more networks and streaming services look to reboots of old series — Fuller House, X-Files, Heroes Reborn, Prison Break, Gilmore Girls, and many more among them — to bring in new audiences, it seems like the library of series from J.J. Abrams is ripe for the picking.
Felicity told the story of a girl’s journey through college in New York, but what the show may be best known for is Keri Russell’s famed head of hair. When she cut her long, curly locks in season 2, it sent shockwaves across the entirety of pop culture, and we are still feeling the effects of the trim heard ‘round the world to this day.
J.J. Abrams is a busy man these days with a little movie that rhymes with Schmar Swars that opens later this year. But he made time to talk to EW about his first impressions when he, as co-creator and executive producer alongside writer-director Matt Reeves, cast Keri Russell, Scott Foley and Scott Speedman on Felicity:
With the cast of Felicity reuniting in EW’s annual Reunions issue, it only felt right to talk about the Ben-Felicity-Noel love triangle.
From 1998 to 2002, we were all following the collegiate adventures of Felicity Porter, as she found love, learned about life, and made one of the most famous hairstyle changes in all of pop culture. The coming-of-age drama was the first foray into television for director/producer J.J. Abrams, and was a star-making role for Keri Russell.
Scott Speedman can’t find his pants. The actor gamely traded his clothes for a set of pj’s to hop into bed with his Felicity costars Keri Russell and Scott Foley. It’s the first time the trio have been in the same room since the cult-favorite WB show wrapped in 2002, though you wouldn’t guess it from watching them joke around and reminisce. The laughter continues when the actors settle in on a nearby sofa. Speedman — having been unable to locate the bottom half of his outfit — sits down in just a shirt and black boxer briefs.
Ross and Rachel. Carrie and Big. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round.
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