While everyone is stuck at home, streaming whatever they can find on Netflix and Hulu, some stars are using the time away from the set to reconnect with their former on-screen families.
Monday, the latest to do so is the cast of “The Nanny."
Fran Drescher will be joining Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis and the rest of the cast to do a read-through of the pilot show. The group met up virtually for what is being called a #PandemicPerformance of the first episode.
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The performance will be streamed starting Monday at 9 a.m. PST on Sony Pictures’ YouTube channel.
But “The Nanny” isn’t the only group of actors reuniting virtually during the shutdown, either as a full cast or just a couple of costars talking about their past hits.
The cast of “Frasier” got together on Skype as part of a “Stars In The House” video chat. Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves and Peri Gilpin discussed the 11-season show that ran from 1993 until 2004, Playbill reported.
Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice joined their costars for a “Victorious” reunion, People magazine reported.
John Krasinski and Steve Carell appeared side by side on a split screen of Krasinski’s YouTube show “Some Good News” and they reminisced about “The Office.”
Reunions are not limited to small-screen stars.
Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton, Lucius and Draco Malfoy from the “Hary Potter” series, had a family reunion on Instagram of sorts to help the British Red Cross, Isaacs said.
Finally, the original cast of Broadway’s “Hamilton” joined together as a treat for one of the show’s biggest fans, thanks to Krasinski’s “Some Good News.”
Aubrey, who lives in Winter Haven, Florida, had tickets to see a touring version of the show, but it, like so much else, was canceled. Her mother posted on Twitter that it was her 9-year-old daughter’s birthday present, and was of course disappointed.
@Lin_Manuel We were supposed to see Hamilton in Jacksonville tonight—DD’s 9th bday present (seeing Hamilton has been her dream since she saw her 1st Broadway show last year), but we’re home watching Mary Poppins Returns instead. At least we’re safe & healthy.— MAB (@mabauman) March 21, 2020
So Krasinski and his wife, Emily Blunt, who stared with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in “Mary Poppins Returns” surprised Aubrey with the next best thing -- a concert by not only Miranda, but also the rest of the original Broadway cast.