Mark Paul Gosselaar Now: “Raising the Bar” on TNT Where You Know Him From: Welcome back Zach Morris! Gosselaar last played the Bayside High School heartbreaker in 1994. It’s been a few years and Gosselaar is all grown up and has appeared on reputable shows like “NYPD Blue” and “Commander and Chief” – giving his “high school” image a makeover.
Jennie Garth Now: “90210” on CW Where You Know Her From: Jennie Garth portrayed Valerie Tyler on “What I Like About You” until 2006, but it was when she portrayed Kelly Taylor on 90’s young adult drama “Beverly Hills 90210” that brought her fame. The original show closed up shop eight years ago, but the CW and a new, young cast is bringing Kelly Taylor back to Beverly Hills and back to TV.
Joshua Jackson Now: “Fringe” on Fox Where You Know Him From: “Dawson’s Creek” was Pacey’s, I mean Joshua’s, launch into TV prominence. Anyone in high school from 1998-2003 watched the “Creek,” which was the last time Jackson’s occupation was as a main character on a TV series. During the time that the “Creek” ended but before “Fringe” began Jackson remained busy debuting a play in London and creating about nine films.
Laurence Fishburne Now: “CSI” on CBS Where You Know Him From: The last time this Emmy winning actor had a reccurring role on a television series was in 1987 as … ready for this… Cowboy Curtis on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” Now he joins the cast of CSI adding another member to the team once character Gil Grissom leaves. Maybe he’ll wear a cowboy hat just for fun on investigations.
Molly Shannon Now: “Kath & Kim” on NBC Where You Know Her From: She’s one of the most talented comedic women in show business- she’s performed a one-woman show, showcased an uncountable amount of characters on SNL, and starred in a ton of comedies, but now, along with Selma Blair, she’s making the American adaptation of the Australian “Kath and Kim.”
Lisa Bonet Now: “Life on Mars” on ABC Where You Know Her From: Yes, it’s Denise Huxtable! “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World” ended over 15 years ago, but the Huxtable daughter is coming back to TV stardom with “Life on Mars.”
Christine Helen Lakin Now: “Valentine” on CW Where You Know Her From: Formerly a star of a TGIF series, Lakin hits the small screen again with “Valentine.” Al Lambert, the tomboy daughter on “Step by Step,” which aired for 7 years, is grown up and now the actress is conquering more grown-up themes such as playing a Cupid-like god that helps singles fall in love.
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