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When our favorite TV shows end, it leaves a little hole in our hearts. Sure, we might stream them over and over again, but it's never quite the same. We end up constantly scanning the news for signs that shows might be rebooted or do a reunion special. Most of the time, that will never happen.
But we can pretend as we scroll through these twenty TV cast reunion photos! They're guaranteed to make you nostalgic AF. They'll also confirm your secret hope that your TV faves are in fact BFFs IRL. Let's own up to it. We all secretly hope that the casts of our favorite TV shows are all friends.
Saved By The Bell might have ended nearly 30 years ago, but the teen drama lives on forever. In April of 2019 cast member Mario Lopez posted this snap of the gang getting back together for a reunion dinner. He captioned the picture "Friends forever..." which is both a reference to the show's theme song and presumably a reference to the fact that the cast members *are* all actually friends forever. No, we're not crying, we just got a massive piece of nostalgia in our eyes.
We'll probably never see the full The Vampire Diaries cast back together again, seeing as Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are serious exes IRL. But we did get this cute snap of Nina celebrating her birthday with her former costar Paul Wesley. Despite the fact that Nina and Paul allegedly didn't like each other at the beginning of the series, the two are now fast friends, and Nina's Instagram is full of selfies of the duo.
Pretty Little Liars ended in 2017, but just like A, it came back ... sort of. Cast members Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse, Keegan Allen, and Ian Harding were reunited when they traveled to Manchester, UK to accept a Jersey at the soccer team Manchester United had dedicated in honor of the show. Loving it! Of course, Sasha and Janel Parrish reunite all the time on their spin-off show PLL: The Perfectionists.
Hey now! Hey now! This is what dreams are made of! The cast of the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire reunited in 2015. Actor Jake Thomas, who played Lizzie's younger brother on the series, posted this photo of himself, Hilary Duff, and actress Lalaine, who played Lizzie's best friend Miranda Sanchez on the series. We only have one question: where is Gordo? Actor Adam Lamberg is missing from the photo. Hopefully we see the whole cast together sometime soon.
Spotted: G and B playing dress up without S! In March 2019, Gossip Girl stars Michelle Trachtenberg and Leighton Meester posted a selfie together on social media. The two appeared to be dressed up for some kind of costume event. We'll take it, but we're still holding out for a reunion with the entire cast. Is it too much to ask for some former Gossip Girl stars to make a cameo on Penn Badgley's new show You? We think it's a reasonable request!
It's the Party Planning Committee back together again! Judging by her Instagram, Angela Kinsey, who played Angela on The Office, loves a good The Office throwback. In October of 2018, she got the office gals back together again. Thankfully, they all get along in real life, so we can assume that there was no blackmailing involved in this get together. Angela has also reunited with her fellow accountants Brian Baumgartner and Oscar Nuñez.
We got an actual Gilmore Girls reunion show in 2016, so part of our need to see the cast reunited was partially satisfied. We couldn't help but smile when Yanic Truesdale, who played Michel Gerard on the show, accidentally booked a vacation in Greece at the same time as Melissa McCarthy, who played cook Sookie St. James on the beloved WB show. What resulted was this amazing pool selfie.
We don't think it's Bel Air, but this beach front view seems pretty nice all the same. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air family reunited in March of 2017. The pretty awesome looking reunion, which was documented on social media by Alfonso Ribeiro, AKA Carlton Banks, was only marred by the fact that actor James Avery wasn't there to see it. The Uncle Phil actor passed away on New Year’s Eve 2013.
Okay, so Benson and Stabler never got together on the show, but they are our favorite off-screen power duo. Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay are so close in real life that they frequently hang out together, even though Christopher left SVU in 2011. Mariska is actually the godmother to Christopher's 16-year-old daughter! Here's to hoping that Stabler one day rejoins the SVU squad, and if not let's hope that our favorite detective continue hanging out together off-screen!
The fact that actor Danny Masteron has since been accused of rape kind a sours this That '70s Show reunion pic. Gazing back on this Instagram post, we're transported to a pre-#MeToo era when the monstrosity of some of our favorite male actors was still hidden from us. We can't say we're nostalgic for 2016, but we are mad that men keep ruining some of our favorite pop culture properties for us! While we're on the topic of That '70s Show, Jackie should have ended up with Hyde, not Fez!
The continued closeness of the Scrubs cast is a bright spot in this otherwise bleak, bleak world. This spring, J.D., Elliot, Turk, and Dr. Cox all got together to celebrate Easter and Passover. They also held a bunch of baby goats, which ups the cuteness factor of this whole thing by at least 100%. Judging by Zach Braff's Instagram, the cast hangs out pretty frequently.
Not to be dramatic or anything, but it was it was Coach Taylor and Tami Taylor who first taught us how to love. Their dedicated marriage was always one of the highlights of Friday Night Lights, so our hearts melted a little bit when actress Connie Britton was reunited with her on-screen husband, actor Kyle Chandler, at the 2016 Emmys. This selfie may be blurry, but it's full of joy.
When Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie got married in 2017, we felt a mix of emotions. First, sadness since the super cute Disney star was off the market. Secondly, all the warm fuzzy feelings because his entire on-screen family (including superstar Selena Gomez) showed up to his wedding. We could have never dreamed of a better reunion.
When Glee star Becca Tobin got married in December of 2016, she obviously invited her friends and former costars to help celebrate. Bestie Lea Michele commemorated the occasion with this fire Instagram of the Glee cast. We have to say, this might be persuading us that winter weddings are worth it. Also, Artie looks fine.
In March of 2018, the cast of the beloved NBC comedy Parks and Recreation got back together in support of a good cause. Cast members Natalie Morales, Adam Scott, Audrey Plaza, and Billy Eichner ran into each other at the March For Our Lives demonstration. Natalie, who continues to be an advocate for gun control, captioned the photo #ParksforParkland. It's good to know that the stars of our favorite feel-good political comedy practice good politics off-screen as well.
Moon of our lives! Our sun and our stars! Emilia Clarke reunited with her on-screen husband Jason Momoa on what looked like a fun night out. The Aquaman actor might have left Game of Thrones after only one season, but he clearly left as much of an impression on Emilia has he did on fans. Emilia captioned the post with a very enthusiastic, "YOU ALWAYS MOTHER OF DRAGONS MAIN MAN." We're glad she stans Khal Drogo just as much as we do.
Ugly Betty might have ended in 2010, but its cast is still as close as ever! The women of the show reunited in 2018 for America Ferrera's baby shower. Will we ever be over when cast members hang out at each other's important life events? Probably not. All we want is for the actors on our favorite TV shows to be legitimate best friends forever. America added to the feels by captioning the picture with, "Love these women beyond!" If you need us we'll be binging Ugly Betty.
Gossip Girl and Riverdale could never. The cast of the king of all teen dramas, One Tree Hill, reunited in 2015 and had themselves a good time. Actress Sophia Bush posted this photo of the cast on her Instagram. Absent from the picture was Sophia's ex-husband and former cast member Chad Michael Murray. We're guessing he skipped out on the get-together for obvious reasons.
A year before we heard the news that Will and Grace was returning for a ninth and tenth season, we got this reunion picture of the cast as they reunited to film scene of their iconic characters debating politics ahead of the 2016 election. It was the perfect throwback to the early 2000s, which was all-around a calmer time when it did not feel like everything was on fire. Luckily, we got two more seasons of the beloved TV show in 2018 and 2019.
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Fran Fine and Maxwell Sheffield made one of TV's most memorable odd couples. The nanny and the Broadway producer entertained audiences with their will-they-or-won't-they relationship for the better part of six seasons. In 2016, Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy reunited in a moment that was later posted to Charles's Facebook page. It looks like the two are as close as ever, which is good news! As recently as 2018, Fran Drescher spoke about the possibility of a reunion.