ATX Television Festival Gets 'My So-Called Life' for 2013

2013 lineup includes 'Party of Five' and 'Boy Meets World' reunions

Fingers crossed, Ben Savage, no whammies
Fingers crossed, Ben Savage, no whammies

Be still my tv teen angst heart. The ATX Television Festival just announced the first round of guests for 2013, and it includes cast reunions for My So-Called Life, Party of Five, and Boy Meets World. Yes, you can squee right now.

It looks like Austin's newest and most broadcast-centric festival has wisely built on this year's success and guest list, with big name returnees likes Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Jane Espenson and Cougartown creator Bill Lawrence (whose Q&A was one of the inaugural year's high marks). It seems like Scott Wolf aka Bailey from Party of Five had such a good time last year that there's a whole cast reunion.

And let's just face facts. Even though it's unclear who exactly will be coming, with the announcement of spin-off/sequel Girl Meets World, we're really hoping Ben Savage makes it for the Boy Meets World gathering.

Here's who else is confirmed so far:

Bill Lawrence, Creator: Scrubs, Cougar Town
Liz Tigelaar, Creator: Life Unexpected, writer: Nashville, Revenge, American Dreams
Peter Billingsley, Executive Producer of Sullivan & Son, Dinner for Five
Jane Espenson, Creator: Husbands, Writer: Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica
David Hudgins, Executive Producer/Writer: Parenthood, Friday Night Lights
Ben Blacker, Nerdist Writers Panel
Kyle Killen, Creator: Lone Star, Awake
Lauren Iungerich, Creator: AWKWARD.
Jonathan Prince, Creator: American Dreams
Winnie Holzman, Creator: My So-Called Life
Chris Keyser, Co-Creator: Party of Five
Andrew Miller, Creator: The Secret Circle
Scott Porter, Actor: Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie, The Good Wife
Arielle Kebbel, Actor: 90210, The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls
Matt Lauria, Actor: Friday Night Lights, Parenthood
Brad Bell, Creator/Writer/Actor: Husbands
American Dreams cast/crew
Boy Meets World cast/crew
Friday Night Lights cast/crew
My So-Called Life cast/crew
Party of Five cast/crew

ATX Television Festival runs June 7-9, 2013. Tickets available now. More info at

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