TVLine Items: Girl Meets World Welcomes Back [Spoiler], Michelle Obama Visits Jessie and More

A less-than-friendly face from Cory Matthews’ past is returning in the upcoming Disney Channel series Girl Meets World, and thanks to star Ben Savage, we have a first look at the uncomfortable reunion.

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Savage over the weekend Instagrammed a picture of himself with actor Danny McNulty, best remembered as Boy Meets World‘s Harley Keiner, one of Cory’s (many) high-school bullies. But judging by Harley’s janitor ensemble, it looks like he’ll be cleaning up the messes this time around, rather than creating them.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* First Lady Michelle Obama will be dropping by Disney Channel’s Jessie on May 16 to show support to military families. In the episode, nanny Jessie throws a birthday party for one of her charge’s friends whose mother is stationed overseas. When the friend refuses to celebrate without her mom, Obama comes to the rescue.

Keke Palmer (Crazy Sexy Cool90210) has been tapped to host a daily talk show for BET, tentatively titled The Keke Palmer Project, our sister site Deadline is reporting. The show will initially run for four weeks in July, Monday through Friday.

* Lifetime over the weekend aired the first trailer for Petals on the Wind, the sequel to 2013’s Flowers in the Attic, which premieres May 26 at 9/8c. Watch it here:

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  1. Et al. says:

    Did they write and shoot petals over the course of a weekend? That is fast!

    • johnhelvete says:

      It does seem fast. I would guess that Lifetime already had the writer adapting the book before Flowers aired, and filming was most likely about 20 days.

      • James says:

        Flowers…was already in the can by the time Lifetime ordered for a TV sequel adaptation of the second book. But yes, it did feel like it was made in the rush as shooting started only last February.

  2. Eric says:

    Harley’s looking a bit different these days. Love all the old cast members that are appearing in GMW though. I get more excited every day.

  3. ArchieLeach says:

    Johnny Baboon!!

  4. Me says:

    Ok, I am all for supporting the troops, but am I the only one out there that thinks having a sitting First Lady go on two scriped shows a bit out of wack? I just think it lowers the office when people like Biden or Bloomburg go on tv shows while still in office. Do they not have anything better to do then go and do tv spots? If so I think the American people could think of a few things they could be doing instead…

    • Bartleby says:

      Could not disagree more. This is how you have to reach out to people these days, either through TV or social media (or both). Plus, she’s not the President, which is not to say her role isn’t important, but she has a lot more flexibility to do things like this.

    • Will says:

      3 scripted series at last count: Jessie, Nashville, Parks & Recreation

    • Mary says:

      I agree. It does diminish the dignity of the First Lady, and by association, the office of the Presidency.

  5. reboot2099 says:

    I will give Girl Meets World a shot, but really? The bully as a janitor? Way too cliche. Every time we see a bully later in life in shows or movies, he’s this guy who regrets his past and has a “lousy” job (I don’t think janitor is a lousy job, but TV and movies would like us to think so).

  6. Kim says:

    I thought Harley was really hot when I was younger. So weird…