The Best Surprise Celebrity Reunions of 2015
2015's Biggest Reunions
From Seinfeld to Family Ties, Pretty Woman to Cruel Intentions, 2015 saw the reunions of some of TV and film's most famous casts. Ahead, see your favorite stars back together once more.
The cast of Family Ties, which ran from 1982 to 1989, reunited for Entertainment Weekly's Reunions issue in October. “People grew up with Family Ties,” Michael Fox told EW. “That’s a very special relationship I enjoy with people. I was there for a lot of big things in their lives. I wasn’t physically there but I was a friend in their lives. It’s really a blessing to be able to have people associate you with something pleasant and positive in their lives.”
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show reunited for the Reunions issue as well to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult musical. “There’s something incredibly simple about Rocky Horror Picture Show in terms of its color and props and scenes,” Barry Bostwick told EW. “And I think that’s what people respond to. That they can be any character in it if they have the balls to stand up and put those costumes on.”
Scott Speedman, Keri Russell, and Scott Foley came together for the first time in 13 years for the Reunions issue as well, and things got a little wild. Not to spoil too much, but they all ended up in bed and Speedman misplaced his pants. “This agent called my mom and told her that I had to read the script,” said Speedman on getting his role in Felicity. “So, I did. And I loved it. Genuinely. It was one of those moments when you read something and it’s absolutely right for you at that time in your life.”
Bring It On
They’re sexy! They’re cute! They’re popular to boot! And they reunited for our October Reunions issue. Bring It On’s Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst came together to dish on the teenage cheer movie that turned into a cult classic.
After he was injured in a car crash in June of 2014, Tracy Morgan reunited with his 30 Rock costars on Saturday Night Live in October. Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jack McBrayer and Jane Krakowski welcomed the actor back with a skit of a “prophetic” scene from 2012, in which Tracy had “technically died for seven minutes after trying to non-artificially inseminate his boxed jellyfish.”
Tell us what you want, what you really, really want. A Spice Girls reunion photo? Wish granted. Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) joined Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) at husband David Beckham’s fortieth birthday party in May. Scary Spice, otherwise known as Mel B, was absent.
One Tree Hill
One of the WB’s most beloved teen dramas, One Tree Hill let viewers into the lives of Lucas, Nathan, Brooke, Peyton, and the rest of the kids in Tree Hill, North Carolina. The show ran for nine seasons before concluding in 2012, but the stars are still close, as we can see from a candid Instagram Sophia Bush posted with a handful of the show’s cast at a bar in 2015.
High School Musical
No, you won’t see Zac Efron or Vanessa Hudgens in this adorable reunion pic, but the rest of the main cast of the hit Disney Channel movie, as well as director Kenny Ortega, are all smiles in a photo that Ashley Tisdale shared in 2015.
The 1999 cult classic about a sexual wager between teens included the star-studded cast of Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Selma Blair, among others. Earlier in 2015, the leading ladies from the film had a girls night, and were gracious enough to document the reunion with a post on Instagram.
That's So Raven
When Disney Channel brought former Cosby Show child actress Raven-Symone to the forefront of her own sitcom, we were all better for it. Raven had an undeniable knack for making the perfect facial expressions and nailing comedic rhythm. That’s So Raven ended in 2007, but Raven, Anneliese van der Pol, Orlando Brown, and Kyle Massey all met up in 2015 on Symone’s new show, The View, to talk about the good old days.
When it comes to Canadian teen soap operas, nothing beats Degrassi. Before Aubrey Graham was superstar rapper Drake, he was teen Jimmy Brooks on the long-running drama. Earlier in 2015, he met up with a few of his old classmates for a mini reunion.
The West Wing
For seven seasons, The West Wing was the name in primetime political dramas. Much of the cast has performed in other well-known shows or films, but The West Wing was something special. The stars got together earlier in 2015 for a little reunion, and Dule Hill was kind enough to capture it with a selfie.
It’s been more than a decade since we stopped following the life of a bubbly blonde teenager who likes to express her thoughts with an animated mini-me. Hilary Duff, Jake Thomas, and Lalaine reunited for a night of bowling and reminiscing in 2015.
Back to the Future
The 1985 teen sci-fi hit spawned two sequels and a nation-wide obsession with DeLoreans. Marty McFly visited the futuristic land of 2015 in the film, and in actual 2015, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson got together for a photo at London Comic Con.
Children of the ‘90s grew up watching the Tanner family as they handled life’s troubles with both humor and hugging. Now, much of the cast is coming together to make a sequel show, Fuller House. John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and Bob Saget reunited in 2015 to celebrate the birthday of their former costar Lori Loughlin, and took a picture on Instagram to prove that the Jesse/Becky love is still alive.
20 years after its premiere in 1995, the MADtv cast is back with a surprise for fans. The CW announced the cast will air an hour-long reunion episode on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
The Baby-Sitters Club
Almost the whole gang got back together for the 20th anniversary screening of The Baby-Sitters Club in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo Drafthouse on Nov. 4. No word on where the kids they were supposed to be babysitting were. (Just kidding.)
Friday Night Lights
In 2006 when Friday Night Lights first aired, it would’ve been strange to see Luke Cafferty, Jason Street and Smash Williams pictured together with an infant. Almost ten years later, former teammates Matt Lauria and Gaius Charles are getting some quality time in with Scott Porter, pop culture’s favorite QB, and his son, McCoy Lee Porter.
Watching the Pryor family get with the times in the '60s in Philadelphia resounded a familiar storyline for the era. Brittany Snow played a teen in the pursuit of rock and roll, and what teen can't relate to that? Liz Tigelaar tweeted this reunion photo in July.
8 Simple Rules
The show’s kids got together to honor James Garner, who joined 8 Simple Rules as their grandfather after John Ritter died in 2003, following his death in 2014. Kaley Cuoco posted this picture on her Instagram with Amy Davidson and Martin Spanjers with the caption, “forever attached at the hip with these two! #johnritter #grandpagarner we miss you every day!”
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Ashley Tisdale, who played Maddie, the hotel’s gift shop employee, met up with the Tipton’s favorite twins in June. She posted a photo to Instagram captioned “I love seeing these boys. My little brothers have grown into such smart, talented and genuinely great people.” The Sprouses graduated from NYU in May. Tisdale celebrated her first anniversary with husband Christopher French in September.
Will there ever be an pop culture mother/daughter duo more dynamic than Lorelai and Rory Gilmore? We doubt it. The cast reunited at the ATX Festival, sponsored by Entertainment Weekly, in July. Click here to watch the panel.
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo, Hector Elizondo and director Garry Marshall met up on the Today show in March to celebrate the classic’s 25th anniversary. Roberts and Gere shared their favorite scenes from the movie as well as how they landed their roles.
The men of Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards – met up at the Los Angeles Fatherhood Initiative Lunch in March. Seinfeld himself hosted the event to benefit Baby Buggy, a nonprofit organization that provides clothing and other donations to families in need.