Exclusive: Disney Channel Eyes Boy Meets World Sequel Series, Ben Savage In Early Talks

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Boy Meets World SequelThe world has met Cory Matthews — is it time now to meet his daughter?

The Disney Channel is in the early stages of developing a Boy Meets World sequel series called Girl Meets World, TVLine has learned exclusively.

UPDATE | ‘Girl Meets World’ — Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel Officially Sign On

Sources say that the cable network is trying to land original series stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel to revisit their roles of sweethearts Cory and Topanga, who married before their ABC sitcom ended its seven-season run. The new series would center on their preteen daughter.

Since wrapping Boy, Savage’s TV guest-star gigs have included BonesChuck and Without a Trace. Fishel’s post-Boy work includes National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze and hosting Style Network’s The Dish



Comments (245)

  • woah.

    Comment by yvette – November 2, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Day. Made.

    Comment by SW1 – November 2, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Year.Made*

      Comment by tht19 – November 3, 2012 01:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Life. Made*

        Comment by Bryan – November 3, 2012 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • **Eternity made

          Comment by Kristina – November 3, 2012 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • This Dick Made. *

            Comment by Gayer – November 4, 2012 08:35 AM PDT  
  • Love this news!

    Comment by sk – November 2, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!

    Comment by Scott Brecht – November 2, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yessssssss!!!!

    Comment by Andrea – November 2, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • as long as Shawn and Eric reappear, I’m down with this. In fact, I’ll preorder the DVDs of this series, even if it does stink. Boy Meets World was one of my favourite TV shows ever growing up, and this news just makes me so so SO happy!! :D

    Comment by Meg – November 2, 2012 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And Feeny.

      Comment by Meg – November 2, 2012 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think Feeny has a permanent roll on Grey’s Anatomy as of now. If you want to see him there

        Comment by Steph – November 2, 2012 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Grey’s Anatomy is on ABC, which is owned by Disney. I think it’d be safe to assume he’d be able to make appearances on this show as well.

          Comment by Nicotine – November 2, 2012 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • What?!? Feeny is on Grey’s?!? I quit watching too early!

          Comment by jenner – November 2, 2012 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Feeny is Christinas new BFF.

            Comment by Elyse – November 3, 2012 04:15 AM PDT  
          • Yeah he’s pretty cool on there.

            Comment by BJohnson – November 3, 2012 05:23 AM PDT  
        • I’m pretty sure Christina is going to end up back in Seattle this year so “Feeny” will be free shortly. (I am loving him on Grey’s though.)

          Comment by Barb – November 3, 2012 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I hope Feeny comes to Seattle. Minnesota doesn’t respect him! Let him work til he retires with his bestie Christina!

            Comment by heather – November 3, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  
          • An episode where Meredith and Feeny compete to be Cristina’s best bff – that would be fun :P

            (just realized that it’s not a Grey’s thread) Loved Boy meets World! felt related to shawn’s character as a teenager! I say Bring It On!! :D

            Comment by Rawr – November 4, 2012 07:31 AM PDT  
        • Not anymore… He died tonight on Grey’s. Fee-nay! Fe-he-he-he-henay!!!

          Comment by Anna – November 8, 2012 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Don’t mean 2 burst that one comment from that last person but mr feeny died on greys last wk sorry if not everyone saw that episode but so glad dr yang comes back this the move wuz stupid

          Comment by Psy – November 13, 2012 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Sorry to tell you that Feeny passed away on Grey’s Anatomy. Maybe so that he can be on Girl meets World.

          Comment by lori – November 28, 2012 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • FEENY!!! MR FEENY!!!! FE-HE-HE-EENY!!!!

        Comment by teresa_u125 – November 26, 2012 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree! I would really miss Shawn and Eric if they weren’t there! I get it if there is no Feeny, but the other 2 are really important!

      Comment by Jenny – November 4, 2012 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by russell – November 5, 2012 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shawn isn’t going to appear on the show :(

      Comment by Xiomara – November 29, 2012 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would LOVE to see this happen.

    Comment by indigo15 – November 2, 2012 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dude. I would watch the hell out of this.

    Comment by Mikaylah – November 2, 2012 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t even know how to feel about this.

    Comment by Jenn – November 2, 2012 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Feeeeeee-he-he-heeeenay!

    Comment by Peter – November 2, 2012 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BEST. NEWS. EVER. !!!

    Comment by Parker – November 2, 2012 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • that be cool

    Comment by Michael Sacal – November 2, 2012 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Even if this was the worst show ever, I would watch religiously. So many feelings right now.

    Comment by Jake – November 2, 2012 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES OMG YES

    Comment by Kourt – November 2, 2012 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It doesn’t take much to please me, apparently, because just the thought of this made my night!

    Comment by Meg – November 2, 2012 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please NO. Boy Meets World was such a cute and amazing series conducted with tenderness and heart, Disney Channel would just turn Cory’s and Topanga daughter in a slutty skank that just wants to be famous as a singer or an actress. This is not going to happen, period.

    Comment by Jo3y – November 2, 2012 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sadly, I agree with you. Unless Disney Channel suddenly became 200% better, there’d be no hope for this show. MAYBE if they were able to get the original writers and showrunners to do this one…..but that’s a huge maybe.

      Comment by hazel – November 2, 2012 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe if we’re lucky, the makers of Good Luck Charlie will be put in charge of this? It’s pretty much the only live-action show worth watching on Disney Channel now.

      Comment by Rebekah Joy Helvie – November 2, 2012 09:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is why the show hangs on the condition of Ben and Danielle signing on. I doubt they would do anything to ruin the memory of the original show.

      Comment by Josh – November 3, 2012 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I hope that this sequel is a hit, but the odds are against it.
        At the onset, the show might attract lots of viewers who are curious about the show, but the history of TV sequels shows, unfortunately, that only a handful of sequels are successful in keeping their audience, and end up being cancelled after a few episodes.
        I am really hoping that this show is a hit! I can’t wait to see the New show! Who doesn’t want to see Cory and Topanga’s life has turned out?!

        Comment by Rupie – November 3, 2012 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well stated. Completely agree.

      Comment by Lisa – November 3, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • booooooo

      Comment by russell – November 5, 2012 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NONONONONONONONONONO YOU CAAAAAAAAAN’T
    Love,
    A loyal Boy Meets World fan

    Comment by Alexis – November 2, 2012 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What? I couldn’t have been more surprised by this. I would totally watch it though. It’s so weird to think that it would be about their kid! That makes me feel old…Anyway, I think it’s a great idea. Though they should definitely try to get Shawn, Eric and Feeny as well!

    Comment by AT – November 2, 2012 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • To add to my post, I want to say that I only want this to happen if they don’t try to change the feel of the original series. It’s fine to modernize, but I don’t think it would be cool to take away what was kind of innocent about the show. I don’t think there would be a lot of interest in the show if it changes the tone too much.

      Comment by AT – November 2, 2012 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I so agree!

        Comment by matthew – November 2, 2012 09:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • would be nice if it had a Switched at Birth vibe….Parents and Kids perspective.

        Comment by Shaun – November 2, 2012 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree! They can’t do this show without Eric!

      Comment by Rupie – November 3, 2012 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE IT

    Comment by flutiefan – November 2, 2012 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Had it not been for this show, I would have died happy in the knowledge that KITT was, in fact, a talking car. In spite of that disheartening revelation, I liked it.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – November 2, 2012 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • and after Bill Daniels gets done with his stint on Greys Anatomy, he could be Mr Feeny again!!

    Comment by anonymouse1013 – November 2, 2012 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really hope so!

      Comment by Stephanie – November 2, 2012 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That. Is. AWESOME…Wow hell of a move by Disney Channel

    Comment by gary – November 2, 2012 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytotH8BENI
    Imagine the above comment in this voice

    Comment by Alexis – November 2, 2012 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • eric and shawn please!!

    Comment by Rose – November 2, 2012 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know how I feel about it being on the Disney Channel with the over-the-top cheese that their programming tends to call entertainment. Having watched this during its original run and growing up on it, I’d much rather see a series like this actually end up on a primetime lineup on ABC again.

    Comment by Ashley – November 2, 2012 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would even settle for it being on ABC Family.

      Comment by Jerm – November 2, 2012 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s what I thought too. Disney channel is not really my thing. But if it aired on ABC Family or ABC I would for sure watch.

        Comment by Brandy (@Realme2011) – November 2, 2012 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I understand what you mena, but the thing is that when it was on abc then, it was still being run by Disney.

      Comment by Fabian – November 5, 2012 11:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This would be fantastic. Count me as happy!!!!!!

    Comment by Mandy! – November 2, 2012 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omg.. feeny as well… please

    Comment by Rose – November 2, 2012 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cory and Topanga’s daughter falls for Shawn’s bad boy son. Make it happen, Disney!

    Comment by I Heart Chuck Bass (and Damon Salvatore) – November 2, 2012 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS.

      Comment by Ace – November 2, 2012 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like it… Or – plot twist – Shawn’s son is a Minkus-like nerd.

      Comment by Katie Steelman – November 2, 2012 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And Minkus’ son is the bad boy? I kind of NEED this to exist now.

        Comment by Thea – November 2, 2012 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • OMG! Yes to all of this!

          Leave it to TVLine to interrupt my NaNoWriMo mojo to reduce me to a ten year old girl again in five seconds flat. Adult writing aspirations? Who cares? Cory and Topanga and maybe SHAWN.

          Comment by I Heart Chuck Bass (and Damon Salvatore) – November 2, 2012 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Plot twist Shawn’s boy is actually a girl!

          Comment by Caroline – November 2, 2012 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I would definitely want to see what you and Katie mentioned happen.
          Hm. This is surprising news…done right it MIGHT work…but if they do go ahead with this, yeah, the Shawn/Minkus stuff above has to be part of the show. Absolutely :D.

          Comment by Angela – November 2, 2012 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • PLOT TWIST- Cory and topanga’s girl is LESBIAN!!!

            Comment by Khari – November 2, 2012 10:27 PM PDT  
    • You know it will. Especially if Shawn’s kid is someone she’s basically grown up with and is BFFs with. Disney loves that trope- suddenly realizing your perfect boyfriend is right in front of you!

      Comment by Addie – November 2, 2012 07:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What a cool idea for the plot!

      Comment by Rupie – November 3, 2012 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this is a horrible idea. A reunion show for one night or day would be much better…

    Comment by angie – November 2, 2012 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah I think I agree i think a reunion show or even a movie would be better. Disney Channel hasn’t had a good show in years so u would be worried that they would ruin it. Or at least make it a remake and keep it Boy Meets World. Boy would The CW love to take this series lol

      Comment by Ram510 – November 2, 2012 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Legitimately the best news I have heard in like 3 years. I hope it’s not too cheesy of a Disney show but if it has the same magic BMW did it will be amazing.

    Comment by Stephanie – November 2, 2012 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And I thought Star Wars was the biggest news of the week for Disney! Way to go Disney Channel, one-upping the parent company. I want to shake the hand of whomever came up with this idea. FEEEE- NY!!!

    Comment by BMW#1Fan – November 2, 2012 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • But what about SHAWN!?!?!

    Comment by Kristin – November 2, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This. is. amazing.

    Comment by Shannon – November 2, 2012 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If this happens, I hope they name the daughter Beverly Glenn (their future daughter’s name in the Plays with Squirrels episode).

    Comment by KS – November 2, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hahaha yes!! “I have a niche?”

      Comment by Katie – November 3, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • no a niece you moron- feeny

        Comment by erin – November 4, 2012 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope this happens!!! THIS. MUST. HAPPEN!!! AAHHHHH!!!

    Comment by Ross – November 2, 2012 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT? YES! Yes, yes, yes please! Between this and the rumored revival of Life With Derek, I am one very happy old-school-sitcom-loving camper!

    Comment by Ace – November 2, 2012 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for the Boy Meets World – Stars Wars crossover episode.

    Comment by Ray C. – November 2, 2012 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They could seriously get the whole original cast back

    Comment by gary – November 2, 2012 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hands down the best article I have read on this site!

    Comment by Sam – November 2, 2012 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well this needs to happen! I hope they both come back!!!!
    .
    Think of the audience! Kids and all us older people who grew up watching this show.
    .
    They’d just have to get Topanga and the daughter right. There’s no way any daughter of theirs won’t be the same opinionated Hermione-esque badass that her mother was.

    Comment by mia – November 2, 2012 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is so crazy, as I’ve been burning through the series on YouTube.

    MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

    Comment by Phantom – November 2, 2012 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Feeny better be her teacher.

    Comment by Megan – November 2, 2012 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would it be too much to ask that Eric + Jack are married in this sequel? Cause those two were totally gay and that would be a really bold move for Disney to make. Their kids could go to school with the main girl.

    Comment by mia – November 2, 2012 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dead, so dead ;D and AGREE iNFiNiTY ;P (Topanga/Cory/Shawn = original OT3!!)

      Comment by youtube.com/SimbiAni25 – November 2, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “I love you, man.”
      “Dude, don’t even, I’m the one who loves YOU!”
      “Dude!”
      “DUDE!”
      *Hugs* :D

      Comment by Angela – November 2, 2012 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not sure how I feel about this. I loved Boy Meets World (I still watch the reruns constantly) and a sequel could be cool if, like others said, they don’t ruin the tone and innocence of the original. On the other hand, The Disney Channel hasn’t cranked out a decent show since the 90s so they could potentially be ruining the childhood memories of hundreds if fans. I think this would be cooler as a one off TV movie, a sort of where are they now, rather than a series.
    Also, it says they are in talks to get the original stars, but I do not want to see thus idea go foward with different actors playing Cory or Topanga or both.

    Comment by J – November 2, 2012 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think (hope) that if they can’t get any of the original stars, they’ll nix the idea. I think Disney is smart enough to know how beloved this show is and that fans won’t accept some random actors playing Cory or Topanga or Shawn or anyone. It probably would be better as a tv movie

      Comment by Addie – November 2, 2012 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good idea, but I fear they will mess it up.

    And we need Mr Feeny!!

    Comment by Midori004 – November 2, 2012 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have mixed feelings on this. The Disney Channel now days sucks big time and Boy Meets World is my ALL TIME Favorite show. Only if the creator Michael Jacobs was okay with it & contributed to the writing.

    Comment by Jenny – November 2, 2012 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so torn on this. While I would LOVE to have Boy Meets World back in my life, I don’t think I am ready to watch Cory and Topanga’s CHILD on tv. As if I don’t feel old enough already.

    Comment by Sara – November 2, 2012 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was my thought! I feel so old right now! i think that show might have been on when I was in college. Crap, I am old.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – November 2, 2012 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just wondering how this is exclusive when it’s being reported by zap2it as well….

    Comment by Mark Warneke – November 2, 2012 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • zap2it quotes this article as its source

      Comment by Drea – November 2, 2012 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Welcome to the internet, Mark!

      Comment by lauren – November 3, 2012 05:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “I have a niche? -Eric

    Comment by Danny – November 2, 2012 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We have a comment winner.That’s brillliant.

      Seriooaly I’d be down for this if they could secure Ben and Danielle along with occasional visits from rhe other maiin cast.

      Comment by SA – November 2, 2012 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Eric didn’t say that line, Plays With Squirrels did. ;)

      Comment by Kristen – November 2, 2012 10:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I still watch BMW re-runs. That show never gets old.

    Comment by ADC – November 2, 2012 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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