Lizzie McGuire is one of the most iconic teen shows of all time. It is one of Disney’s top shows and is a favorite of many even though it has been 20 years since the show first aired.
Lizzie McGuire is a teen comedy-drama show, the first episode of which aired on 12 January, 2001. The show ran for 2 seasons and was a big hit. Airing on Disney channel, the show revolves around the lives of Lizzie and her best friend’s Gordo and Miranda getting through junior high. The shows features Lizzie, with her personal issues, trying to get through adolescence and how life changed around her. Lizzie strives to create her own identity in school and desires to be socially accepted at the same time.
On May 11, 2020, Hilary Duff, who played The role of Lizzie McGuire back in 2001 surprised her fans by posting a screenshot of a Zoom call where the whole original cast were present in. They were Jake Thomas (Matt McGuire); Hallie Todd (Jo McGuire); Lalaine (Miranda Sanchez);Robert Carradine (Sam McGuire); Ashlie Brillault (Kate Sanders); Davida Williams (Claire Miller);Adam Lamberg (David “Gordo” Gordon); and Kyle Downes (Larry Tudgeman). Writers of the shown, Nina Bargiel, Bob Thomas and Jeremy Bargiel were there too.
The episode in talk, titled “Between a Rock and a Bra Place!” aired on 11 May, 2001, The reunion happend on occasion of the 19- year anniversary of the episode’s airing. all had a table read of that episode reliving memories.
Hilary Duff said that her on- screen brother, Thomas gave her the idea of the special reunion.
Fans were delighted when they saw the complete cast together, atleast virtually.
In August, 2019, Disney announced that a sequel of the series will be made and it will be released in Disney+ with Hilary playing her original role, only a grown-up this time. The filming for the same was going on until January when Terri Minsky, the original creator and the creator of the sequel series was fired by Disney due to creative differences. The future of the show is unknown.
Nonetheless, this was happy news to all fans seeing the original Lizzie McGuire cast all together.