Girl Meets World Is Adding A Huge TGIF Star

Girl Meets World has been a pretty popular series for the Disney Channel. It helps that the series is a spinoff of the well-known show Boy Meets World, and features some of the characters from the original series. The show is also fond of signing on some famous nineties stars for guest stints, and this week we learned that former TGIF star Reginald VelJohnson is going to appear on the Disney Channel show. That’s right, Carl Winslow will soon be in the house.

The former Family Matters star is set to join Girl Meets World as a cop, which is interesting, considering Reginald VelJohnson’s Family Matters character was also a police officer. For nine seasons, VelJohnson played Winslow, a police officer who was often pestered by his famous neighbor Steve Urkel. E! reports that he’s not reprising his character, but it’s still nice to see the man playing a cop.

Boy Meets World and Family Matters ran in the schedule together for several seasons during the nineties. In the time since, Reginald VelJohnson has taken on a slew of other roles, including TV stints on Mike & Molly and The Neighbors. More notably, he also had a pretty solid role on the CW’s Hart of Dixie, playing the likable busybody Dash Dewitt, who ran the town blog in Bluebell. That was a pretty different role for the actor, who has also played a cop in Die Hard, Ghostbusters and even Chuck.

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So far, Girl Meets World has featured a goodly amount of guest stars from the TGIF family, but most of them have been former stars from Boy Meets World. Rider Strong, Matthew Lawrence, William Daniels, Trina McGee, Anthony Tyler Quinn and others have all shown up. Starting in Season 2, Will Friedle also popped up. Other famous names have also popped in, including Jane Lynch, M.C. Gainey, Cloris Leachman and others have also taken guest stints. In terms of other TGIF names, Jackee Harry, who was in the series Sister, Sister--which briefly aired in the TGIF linup on ABC in the nineties--has also appeared on Girl Meets World.

Girl Meets World isn’t currently airing new episodes, but the show has already been renewed for a third season on the Disney Channel and will feature the young leads making the big transition from middle school to high school, just like the cast of the original series did many years ago. The show is expected to be back later in 2016, but we’ll let you know as soon as the show gets a date. In the meantime, you can see what else the networks and cable stations have coming up with our summer TV premiere schedule.

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