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ATX Television Festival Adds ‘Justified’ Farewell Panel to 2015 Lineup

Justified” will get its final farewell at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, this summer.

The annual fest has added more programming to the previously announced “Gilmore Girls,” “Queer As Folk,” “Journeyman” and “Dawson’s Creek” reunions, including panels for FX’s “Justified,” Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World,” ABC Family’s “The Fosters,” Fox’s upcoming “Wayward Pines,” USA’s “Playing House,”Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” a premiere screening of Starz’s “Power,” and a discussion with the creator of “Friends.”

“Justified” creator and exec producer Graham Yost will take an in-depth look back on his series, which stars Timothy Olyphant (pictured) and wraps this April. Cast members and additional producers are yet to be announced, though in a statement, Yost expressed his excitement “to mark the end of the series [with] the whole cast of ‘Justified'” at ATX this June.

Yost will also be part of the festival’s “cancelled too soon” panel with his show “Boomtown,” which was axed after two seasons in 2003. Exec producer Jon Avnet, producer Fred Golan, and cast members Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, Nina Garbiras, Jason Gedrick and Gary Basaraba are also panelists.

“I had such a great time at ATX last year for the ‘Hey Dude’ 25th anniversary reunion, that I was eager to get back,” Yost said, adding, “I’m excited to reunite with cast and producers from ‘Boomtown,’ a show that will always be very near to the hearts of those of us lucky enough to have worked on it.”

ATX will also welcome the star of “Boy Meets World” and “Girl Meets World,” Ben Savage, along with his Disney costars Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard for the “Boy Meets Girl Meets World” panel, which will explore the the world of tween series, including the differences of creating a teen show today versus the ’90s when “Boy Meets World” aired. Michael Jacobs, creator of both series, will also sit on the panel, marking his return to the Austin festival.

“Two years ago, ATX featured the ‘Boy Meets World’ reunion, and the cast and I had a magnificent three days, treated to the wonderful hospitality of the festival and the city of Austin,” Jacobs commented. “This year, Ben Savage and I can’t wait to attend again, and bring Rowan and Sabrina to the party.”

“Wayward Pines” will head down South to premiere a new episode, following its May 14th Fox debut. The panel will feature exec producers Chad Hodge and Donald DeLine, plus cast members Carla Gugino and Reed Diamond.

“Playing House” stars and co-creators Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham will be in attendance, to present their USA laffer.

“The Fosters” creators Peter Paige (who will also be on the “Queer As Folk” reunion panel) and Brad Bredeweg, are panelists for their ABC Family hit, along with star Sherri Saum. Additional cast members will be announced at a later date.

ATX will also host “Drunk History’s History,” a panel dedicated to the history of Comedy Central’s series, including the digital creation of the show and its move to TV. Creators and exec producers Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner will be in attendance, along with cast members who are yet to be announced. The panelists will also debut never-before-seen premiere footage from Season 3.

The co-creator of “Friends,” Marta Kauffman, who is also behind HBO’s “Dream On” and Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” will attend the fest for her first time for a “Conversation with Marta Kauffman,” discussing her career and the creation of one of TV’s most iconic series all of time.

Starz’s drama “Power” will be featured with a screening with creator and exec producer Courtney Kemp Agboh and stars Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora and more to-be-announced cast members.

As for the reunion panels, “Gilmore Girls” stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, plus writer and exec producer Amy Sherman-Palladino, are confirmed to attend the festival. “Journeyman” will welcome writer and exec producer Kevin Falls , director Alex Graves and star Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”), while “Queer As Folk” will bring in creators Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, and cast members Gale Harold, Scott Lowell, Robert Gant, Michelle Clunie, Thea Gill and Paige. The “Dawson’s Creek” writers’ room panel will reunite creator Kevin Williamson with slew of writers who got their start on the teen drama including Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”), Jenny Bicks (“Sex and the City”) and Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “iZombie”).

ATX heads to Austin June 4-7.

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