Exclusive: Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel Officially Join Girl Meets World Pilot

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Girl Meets WorldBoy Meets World fans, meet the best news you’ll hear all day.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have officially signed on to reprise their roles as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence in the red-hot Disney Channel pilot Girl Meets World.

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The potential sequel series (which TVLine first told you about earlier this month) picks up more than a decade after Boy Meets World ended its ABC run and finds Cory and Topanga happily married and raising their 13-year-old daughter, Riley (from whose point of view the story is told).

The pilot is still in the very early stages of development with Boy Meets World creator and executive producer Michael Jacobs at the helm.

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A nationwide casting search is underway for the role of Riley.

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Comments (298)

  • I feel like this series would do WAY better on even ABC Family or ABC. So many people my age (mid twenties) would watch it. I feel like it being on Disney is a wasted opportunity to rope in old fans and viewers.

    Comment by Lo – November 26, 2012 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed!

      Comment by Տɑmɑnthɑ Տɑhibdeen (@SammyJo16) – November 26, 2012 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know kids today don’t even know what boy meets world is they won’t be interested.

        Comment by megan – November 26, 2012 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m 23 and my 16yr old brother and 12yr old sister love the show when I introduced it to them a couple yrs back. They show repeats of it all the time on mtv2. They even love Saved by the Bell and other shows that are way more dated. I agree though that ABC Family would be a better fit.

          Comment by Erika – November 26, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m 14 and I use to watch Boys Meets World when I was younger, so I will watching Girls Meets World tonight, so that is not true. I have lots of friends my age and younger who love that show.

          Comment by TY'anna – November 26, 2012 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • That’s not the point. I’m 18 and love the show. I introduced it to my sister who is 8 and she loves the show. They are saying that it’ll be a good show, just that I its in ABC it’ll have more opportunities with different topics as Riley gets older. Disney channel won’t portray as good of show as the old one is the point everyone is making.

            Comment by Katiekins – November 26, 2012 07:28 PM PDT  
          • Dumbass

            Comment by chris – December 4, 2012 06:01 PM PDT  
        • Why would they not be interested in a show based on a girl their age? She is the main character, not her parents.

          Comment by Melissa – November 26, 2012 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Exactly. We adults are forgetting that this show is for our children. We had our “Boy Meets World”, let them have theirs. They’ll enjoy it just as much as we enjoyed the prequel. This is not for us.

            Comment by CocktailJay – November 27, 2012 05:37 AM PDT  
          • This is for today’s kids, sure. But they are banking on a beloved name and stars that the parents grew up with. So, this is also for the parents. Amazing! A show for the whole family that doesn’t involve singing? Who’da thought!

            Comment by JKR – November 27, 2012 06:33 AM PDT  
          • Im 19 What she is saying is if it gets put on Disney it will not be like boy meets world think about all the things that happened on the show … Disney won’t show many of the situations because their fewers are younger I think Abc family is a great place for the show to be… It would be more of a family show like BMW …

            Comment by Bj young – December 8, 2012 03:48 PM PDT  
        • I’m 16 & I absolutely love Boy Meets World. I this show would definitely do better on ABC Family though, I can’t stand the Disney Channel but I will watch it just to see this show.

          Comment by Marissa – November 26, 2012 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It’s been running in syndication for so long, plenty of teenagers are familiar with it. And if they do it right, I think all of the 20-somethings that grew up with it will watch too.

          Comment by Brittany Rubinstein (@BrittRubinstein) – November 26, 2012 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • exactly great point

            Comment by vention – November 27, 2012 07:25 AM PDT  
          • I’m 30 and can’t wait for this.

            Comment by leah – November 27, 2012 02:03 PM PDT  
        • I know exactly wat u mean i grew up watching boy meets world :)

          Comment by melissa – November 27, 2012 11:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Agreed!!!

          Comment by Camille – November 28, 2012 12:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not true. Just look at Degrassi.

          Comment by Sarah – November 28, 2012 04:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I love that you mentioned Degrassi! my sister is about ten years older then me and I was watching it like..ten or so years ago at her house and she was all “OMG I used to watch this when I was sixteen!!” and it’s -still- going on ten years from then.

            also, Yes, Girl Meets World may be for our kids, But Disney knows that the parents/older siblings/aunts ect are gonna be watching it to catch a glimpse of the BMWs casts lives

            and, um, as an adult who watches the Disneys sitcoms regularly and often, There is plenty of “not so innocent” parts in the shows that just may go over younger viewers heads, and they almost always have a good message while still being entertaining.

            Comment by Jessie Ford – December 3, 2012 05:41 PM PDT  
          • hi cory hi tuagu how are you guys with the baby

            Comment by mara – March 8, 2013 07:32 AM PDT  
        • It doesn’t really matter if kids know what it is or not. People my age who grew up with Boy Meets World will watch it. And, nobody knew about BMW when it first started, yet it had people watching it. The show will do well as long as it stays true to the original.

          Comment by John Peter LoFaro Jr. – November 29, 2012 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • yeah we do! half of us grew up on that. and there are still reruns on mtv

          Comment by arianna – December 24, 2012 12:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m a kid and i happen to know what it is <3 loved boy meet world series c: I look forward to this one too

          Comment by Amanda – December 24, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The sad thing is that it will ruin the whole love of it. I was born in 98 so I got in on the end of it and I love the show. I was about to buy the complete series at a store the other day in fact for my sister so we could watch it together. It’s just pitiful how “Girl meets world will” ruin “Boy meets world”. Granted I want to watch it but I won’t be impressed.

          Comment by JARJARMCSTEVENS – January 7, 2013 09:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I cant wait for this show to be on I miss Boy Meets World it was funny and such a good show. I cant believe there doing a spin off its gonna be AWESOME!!!!!!!

          Comment by Sera Ann Rohrbacher – February 4, 2013 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Im 19 but i know that show i used to watch it all the time when i was little and sometimes i watch it even now. I cant wait to see this spin off!!!!!!

          Comment by Sera Ann Rohrbacher – February 4, 2013 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually I’m 14 and know perfectly well what boy meets world is and love it and I’m very interested…but you are right most of my friends have no idea what B.M.W is! the only reason I do is because I spend a lot of my time watching old shows from the late 90′s – the early 2000′s and I as well debt they will be interested G.M.W needs to be on abc family or abc I think it would have more of a success on there!

          Comment by Grace – February 12, 2013 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i totally agree! Having it on Disney is such a waste, since a lot of the viewers would be older watching it because of a loyalty to Boy Meets World. I feel like ABC Family would be a much better fit.

      Comment by Lauren – November 26, 2012 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Was Boy Meets World origanally on ABC or what cuz I dont know?

        Comment by Sera Ann Rohrbacher – February 4, 2013 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • hello cory how are you being a full time dad right know but you don’t have to be shy to me this is your fan of the show

          Comment by mara – March 8, 2013 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed.

      Comment by Linda – November 26, 2012 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can see your point. Hopefully Disney will do right by it.

      Comment by Rebecca – November 26, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And for that matter, the show would get even more old viewers if it wasn’t so much about their daughter and her middle school hijinks, but more of a family ensemble. Again, I think this would work so much better on ABC Family.

        Comment by Lo – November 26, 2012 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Agreed,a Switched at Birth type series is usually good.

          Comment by Shaun – November 26, 2012 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Very true. Disney’s sets and writers wont fit the original show’s style.. but with that being said, at least its happening. i’ll try it

      Comment by Bob Saget Jr – November 26, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Do you not know how to read?

        The pilot is still in the very early stages of development with Boy Meets World creator and executive producer Michael Jacobs at the helm.

        Look at that! It’s not a “Disney writer” it’s a creator!

        Comment by Midori004 – November 26, 2012 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • FYI, Disney owns ABC also, it just reaches a different demographic

        Comment by Kara – November 26, 2012 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hey is Bob Saget really your dad?

        Comment by Ana Leora – November 26, 2012 08:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you get the Disney Channel, you can turn to it and watch. It won’t kill you. I don’t get people who refuse to watch a network because of its reputation. If you like or want to see a show, why should it matter that it’s on the Disney Channel or The CW or whatever? Are you really that worried about what people think of you? Watch what you like and don’t worry about anything else. If the Disney Channel was forcing them to convert the show into some cookie-cutter Hannah Montana wannabe, I’d see your point but as far as I can see, it’s the same people putting it together with the same cast so it’ll probably be the (moderately) same show we grew up with regardless of whether it’s on ABC or the Disney Channel.

      Comment by dude – November 26, 2012 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s not about being ashamed to watch any network…. I don’t think anyone said that. I’m saying that people in their mid twenties don’t watch Disney to begin with, so any marketing they do for the show, could be lost. I’m saying they should put the show on a network that already markets to the 18-34 demo, i.e. a wasted opportunity, as stated above.

        Comment by Lo – November 26, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Amen. Also, the original was Disney..

        Comment by His dudeness – November 26, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • actually no, bmw was always abc not disney. hope disney doesnt ruin it :/

          Comment by PlaysWithSquirrels – November 26, 2012 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Disney Owns ABC so its still under the Disney Umbrella

            Comment by Ian – November 26, 2012 04:20 PM PDT  
    • I totally agree. I love a lot of the ABC Family shows. I can’t say I have ever bothered to watch Disney channel. I wish ABC Family could claim this show! Hopefully Disney will do it right and make it more like the shows on ABCF and less like the dreck that was Hannah Montana.

      Comment by Ari – November 26, 2012 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree!!! Why would they put this on the Disney channel? I was really hoping it would be more like the original show, being Disney I think its going to be more childish. I hope I won’t be dsappointed…

      Comment by kelly – November 26, 2012 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. Plus, it’ll give it a chance to be a more fully fledged sitcom as opposed to just another meh Disney series.

      Comment by Sarah El – November 26, 2012 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree! I was excited until I read it would air on Disney. I’m thinking other than the same characters, the show will be transformed t

      Comment by Mia – November 26, 2012 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • hello cory’s wife how are you with eric is he being a pain in the neck please tell me if he is

        Comment by mara – March 8, 2013 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • so, so, so true.

      Comment by Eboni – November 26, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly my thoughts!! I mean, if they put it on Disney the fans of BMW will think it’s for kids!

      Comment by Ana – November 26, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ugh I didn’t know it is going to be on Disney…I actually am a lot less likely to watch it now so you are absolutely right!

      Comment by courtney – November 26, 2012 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Spot on, I agree 100%.

      Comment by Mark Hammer – November 26, 2012 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well Disney owns ABC and ABC Family as well …. But it being on didn’t would be over dramatic and dumb

      Comment by Ashley – November 26, 2012 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed – I’m 21 & would love to watch it on ABC or ABC Family; it should be targeting the age group who remembers it & still watches the reruns on ABC & MTV networks.

      Comment by April – November 26, 2012 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agreed. Lets bring back tgif! My sisters and I use to pitch a fit when our parents would make plans on a Friday night because we would miss BMW n Sabrina. Miss the good old days. N much rather see it air on the original channel that BMW was on which is what gmw is based off of. I really hope they can rope in the original members like Eric n Shawn, n of course the Mathews for grandparents. Mr feeny is probably not going to be there, but would b great to see him still a teacher or princapal.

        Comment by lauren – November 27, 2012 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • BMW airs reruns on the Disney channel so it does make sense that GMW will air on Disney but having the show on Disney might exclude the old fans of BMW (unless they have children that age) but the old fans aren’t the demographic.

      I don’t like the synopsis that Cory will be his own daughters teacher, there are so many ethical reasons why that doesn’t happen IRL, and besides she would need her own Feeny, not her dad.

      Cory could still be a teacher in the school, but not Riley’s teacher.

      Comment by cyclone – November 26, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree that they shouldn’t have Cory be her teacher, but have to let you know that IRL many kids have been taught by their own parents. I saw it happen all the time in my school.

        Comment by april – November 27, 2012 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Agreed that kids have their own parents as teachers IRL….all the time. I can give you at half a dozen examples between my kids’ two schools now right off the top of my head. I actually think it opens up an interesting dynamic and see nothing wrong with it.

          Comment by LC – November 27, 2012 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • BMW was on innocent Disney back when “suck” was a bad word. I was flipping channels today and heard someone on Disney say “sexy.” I am not saying that sexy is a bad word, but children who watch Disney do not need to be throwing that word around. BMW was innocent when the kids were thirteen. And I don’t even understand why Disney put shows out about teem the KIDS who should be watching it are below the age of tweleve. All I have to say is that Disney has digressed and I do not want GMW to go with it. I know it will not be the same, but I hope it still has that same good home feel.

        Comment by Gin – December 28, 2012 10:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I got my name from that show and I’m 14 I will be watching that how every time it comes on. And so will my friends they already said so.

      Comment by Topanga – November 26, 2012 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nice! And you’ve just made my point for me. I said in an earlier thread that many of the older fans are now parents to kids that are in the target demo for this. You’re right between the ages of my kids and this is a show that I think we can all watch together….and ENJOY watching together! I don’t think it matters at all what channel it’s shown on.

        Comment by LC – November 27, 2012 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • When I watched BMW as a kid I soooo wanted to name my daughter Topanga. Hasn’t happened yet, glad someone got to have the name.

        Comment by Hannah – November 29, 2012 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m 27,I remember when show would come on during the TGIF days,for you younger kids who weren’t alive then or don’t remember it was an epic night of tv,with Family matters,etc.
      Boy meets world was and still is an epic show.I hope that they can do this sequel justice.Would be great to see it more centralized with Cory and Topanga,but I get the point. As a loyal fan of the show,they have to from time to time,bring back “uncle” Shawn. Feeny has to be there,maybe even a mainstay,he’s still acting(most recently on Greys)so I dont see that being a real problem. And of course,the real kicker,a feeny call from Eric.Or as some of you may know him “Plays with squirrels” lol

      Comment by Dee – November 26, 2012 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You guys are all retarded its in early development and Disney is the parent company of ABC family which means odds are one the show airs it will air on ABC. Since its in early development all they know is the show has been signed by Disney……the company.Not the channel itself, that hasn’t been disclosed yet.

      Comment by Luke Gross – November 26, 2012 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agree. There maybe some that have caught the re-runs but like the cast and original viewers who still love them – I’m now older and in my late 20′s. So one half of me wants to tune in to see what has happened with Cory and Topanga (and *uhm* hopefully Shawn! ;D) whilst the other half of me is screaming… but it’s on the Disney Channel :S

      Comment by Elle – November 26, 2012 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree completely , when boy meets world originally aired it was on ABC. So why not air it there now?

      Comment by Christi – November 26, 2012 10:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agreed! I’m 24 and the shows I love are on abcfamily!

      Comment by kelly – November 26, 2012 11:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totes agree with the comment that says GMW should be on ABC or ABC Family. I highly doubt kids who watch Disney would want to watch this.

      MR. PHINEEYYYYYYYYY

      Comment by Totes – November 26, 2012 11:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yeah we do. we watch reruns that our parents got us into, i am excited for this , so is my 10 year oldbrother and 13 year old sister. the only bad thing about disney is it has to stay clean, and it probably wont have as long of a runtime, as kids grow out of disney

        Comment by arianna – December 24, 2012 01:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you on this completely, hope our comments matter and they consider it :)

      Comment by ruby – November 27, 2012 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I couldn’t agree more. I really feel that by it being on Disney it would capture the right audience.

      Comment by Jasmine – November 27, 2012 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How many “old fans and viewers” are parents now to kids who watch Disney Channel? I know I am. I think Disney Channel is the perfect place for this. I’ve been really very impressed with some of the programming that is on Disney Channel. The sit-coms that DC has out there now are very much in line with the old TGIF. Shows like “Good Luck, Charlie” and “Jessie” would have fit right into a line up with the likes of “Full House” and “Family Matters”. And even the new one I caught recently, “Dog with a Blog” was fun. Disney knows their audience, and I think that GMW will do just fine as long as DC stays true to the heart of BMW and continues to hold itself accountable to its audience.

      Comment by LC – November 27, 2012 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Definitely agree with you

      Comment by Faith – November 27, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree! Would much prefer to see it on ABC or ABCFamily. Not so sure I wanna watch it now knowing that it will be on Disney.

      Comment by JD – November 27, 2012 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think it being on Disney Channel isn’t a big deal, I mean they used to air reruns of show on Disney Channel years ago and it didn’t change the show but I’m worried the show will end up being corny like the new shows they have on now. At least the 90′s & early 00′s Disney shows were good but the new ones are horrible.

      Comment by no one special – November 27, 2012 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thats retartged that you want them to go overboard and talk about sex and drinking. I think its ok if they mention it, but not go overboard. If you really wanna see porn and people getting frunk on another tv show then watch Friends with Benefits or something. This show( including BO y Meets World) is suppose to be a show for all ages , BOy meets World was made to be a clean show. but especially for kids that means it has to be CLEAN idiot! Disney channel is for kids not for porn addicts. So what if it doesn’t tackle some of the more issues, doesn’t mean it will be any less good. /if you don’t like it then don’t watch it. Michael Jacobs wont be offended honey! Stop always thinking about the negatives and focus on the positives like the fact that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are coming back whoot whoot!!! I’m just freakign tired about people saying their mad about them not tackling any of the major issues, yet they really just wanna sit there and see the sex. May God have mercy on our nation.

        Comment by Aurelie – December 5, 2012 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree! BMW was on innocent Disney back when “suck” was a bad word. I was flipping channels today and heard someone on Disney say “sexy.” I am not saying that sexy is a bad word, but children who watch Disney do not need to be throwing that word around. BMW was innocent when the kids were thirteen. And I don’t even understand why Disney put shows out about teem the KIDS who should be watching it are below the age of tweleve. All I have to say is that Disney has digressed and I do not want GMW to go with it. I know it will not be the same, but I hope it still has that same good home feel.

        Comment by Gin – December 28, 2012 10:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I found a list of the complete known cast at uptodatenew.blogspot.co m check it out

      Comment by brain – November 27, 2012 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m 22 and I don’t care if it was on Oxygen, I’d watch it! With Michael Jacobs at the helm all Disney is doing is distributing it.

      Comment by Jake – November 27, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I FULLY agree with your post. Good luck getting ABC to fight for it. :) it would be awesome on abc!

      Comment by Camille – November 28, 2012 12:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • also agree!!

      Comment by Carrie – November 28, 2012 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s so true! Kids aren’t going to realize the importance of how epic this show is/was as Boy Meets World. It literally shaped my childhood. I’m going to be watching regardless, but I feel like putting it on Disney is a very bad move.

      Comment by Crissi Long – November 28, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I see this being just another another generic Disney channel series. Loosely connected to a show I enjoyed growing up, but full of teen stereotypes and awful writing. Also I may be 21, but this is going to make me feel old.

      Comment by Casey – November 28, 2012 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i wonder if ryder strong will come back as shawn

      Comment by kevin – November 29, 2012 05:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree completely!

      Comment by Jamie – November 29, 2012 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am so excited about this! I watch the reruns almost every morning getting ready for work!!

      Comment by Ashley – November 30, 2012 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I 100% agree!!!

      Comment by Amy – December 7, 2012 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i think its genius. it pulls in new fans and old through their kids. i watch disney even though i am 15 and grew up watching reruns with my mom, i know that she will be sitting right beside me watching this, as will many parents

      Comment by arianna – December 24, 2012 12:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am 14 and have older siblings who watched the show when it was first on. I watch the reruns and I have always lived it! Most people even my age do not even know what it is. So, if they put the sequel on Disney it will not feel like a sequel. It should be on ABCFamily or something that people who watched the show will know about.

      Comment by Gin – December 28, 2012 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, I’m 26 and still watch Disney Channel from time to time (usually when there’s no crime drama marathon on USA, hehe). If I remember correctly, I was introduced to BMW on either ABC Family or Disney Channel. And I know a few other people my age who watch the network. So the age shouldn’t be that much of a problem. However, I agree that it should be on either ABC Family or ABC. I remember reading something years ago saying that there are certain episodes of BMW that Disney Channel refuses to air because of the content and topics (such as the prom episode that talks about pre-marital sex). I know there are some topics they don’t mind touching (like eating disorders – see: Lizzie McGuire when Miranda stopped eating, even if for a few days) but for the most part, I’m sure the series would be better fit on two of Disney’s other networks.

      Comment by Sarah Elizabeth Ann (@myownlittlecrnr) – December 29, 2012 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree 100%. If they launch it on ABC Family they can get the old fans as well as the new younger generation.

      Comment by jay – January 29, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, it would do much better on ABC or Abc Family.

      Comment by Laura – January 29, 2013 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you 100% ABC Family would be the best home for this kind of show! I remember watching this when I was younger now my niece and her cousins watch the reruns too. We need more good t.v. shows like ‘Boy meets World’ more whole some for the younger kids out there. I hope that Disney does this show justice, I hope its not a bunch of laugh tracks and bad jokes. Boy meets World was a great show with actuall problems that kids could relate to and it was cute and fun without being cornie. We need shows out their that people can related to, but also show young viewers different ways to deal with issues in a positive light.

      Comment by PD – January 29, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG! That is great news and I just told my husband!We think this would be a good show to watch as a family!

      Comment by Mrs.Woods33 – January 30, 2013 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would watch it on any channel that it was on me and my kids love Boy Meets World and i’m sure we will love Girl Meets World just as much we cant wait we are so ecited

      Comment by Christina – March 2, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now get William Daniels to reprise Feeney!

    Comment by Boots – November 26, 2012 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • seeing as he’s 85 i don’t think William is gonna wanna come back

      Comment by Dylan – November 26, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • He was just on Grey’s Anatomy a few episodes ago. His age has not stopped him from continuing his acting career. I hope he does reprise his role, even if it is just in a recurring character and not a regular. I would also love to see Eric Mathews!!!

        Comment by Sandris – November 26, 2012 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree. He was on Greys Anatomy. His character passed away in the episode a couple weeks ago. So It’s possible he could be going into Girl Meets World. I would love it if he did. And yes! Eric coming back would be awesome! Uncle Eric! and Shawn! Both of them coming back to act as Uncles(yes i include shawn as an uncle since he was Corey’s best friend forever he might as well be Riley’s Uncle) to Riley and give her off the wall advice.

          Comment by Kim – November 26, 2012 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • He’s such a good actor! I was watching his scenes with Christina on Grey’s and although their friendship was only brief when he passed away… oh my god. I had a tear filled breakdown! I’d love to see him be Cory and Topanga’s neighbour :)

            Comment by Elle – November 26, 2012 09:12 PM PDT  
    • Yes bring feeny back! As their daughters teacher would that be crazy or what

      Comment by megan – November 26, 2012 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Other news has reported that Corey is technically the new Feeny. He is the teacher of Riley and her best friend.

        Comment by Kirstin – November 26, 2012 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • He is his daughter’s best friend? We need a Shawn to her Corey. Not Corey to her Corey.

          Comment by Blake – November 26, 2012 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Dude reading fail.

            Comment by Leah – November 26, 2012 05:10 PM PDT  
  • Ok best news ever!!!

    Comment by Master_K – November 26, 2012 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!

    Comment by marge – November 26, 2012 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Double yay!!!! And yes I do believe it would do so much better on ABC Family since all us 90S kids will be watching

      Comment by Lizzie – November 26, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If all us 90s kids will be watching regardless, what does it matter what network it’s on.

        Comment by dude – November 26, 2012 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Thank you! My sister and I were just talking about this. By having it on DIsney Channel, you get the Boy Meets World fans who are going to watch it anyways as well as expand the viewers to those who watch Disney Channel. Disney has such a big fanbase that will watch whatever is on DIsney regardless of the show!

          Comment by Meg – November 26, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • But if it was on another channel like ABC or ABC Family the show could focus on slightly different topics as it progressed, unlike with Disney where certain topics could not be discussed because of Disney being a kids channel.

            Comment by Brianna – November 28, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  
      • Just watch it on Disney. And I’m sorry, but there is not sex and drugs so if your feeling horney go read 50 shades of grey. Get over your self for Gods sake or don’t watch it at all:p

        Comment by Aurelie – December 5, 2012 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is promising, now just move it from Disney Channel to at least ABC Family so I’ll be even more likely to watch.

    Comment by VCI – November 26, 2012 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thats it, I’m doing the Feeny call, because I too love you all.

    Comment by Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) – November 26, 2012 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Corey would be the new Feeney.

    Comment by sabrina – November 26, 2012 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am shocked that the latest news is that it isn’t being poached by another network in the family. It would be way better on the others.

    Comment by Chris – November 26, 2012 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YESSS! Best news eveeeer! Now PLS lets move it to ABC or ABC Fam. Either or, just not Disney.

    Comment by Nina – November 26, 2012 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best news!! Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year rolled into one!!

    Comment by thelittleradish (@thelittleradish) – November 26, 2012 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m with everyone else…Disney is the wrong channel for this to be on!! ABC Family is more fitting

    Comment by Dee – November 26, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is not a good picture of Danielle Fishel. She currently hosts Last Night on TV and looks like she hasn’t aged at all since the end of the original show. Still as beautiful as ever.

    This is good news for the show, without the two of them signed on there was no point to even make the pilot.

    Comment by AFan – November 26, 2012 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel like Disney Channel will make it TOO CHEESY. I agree where it should be on another channel. Love that this is happening though

    Comment by Brad Smith – November 26, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually I think it’s better the show is on Disney. Putting it on ABC Family means more drama than comedy, and airing it on Disney means they get to attract both old and new fans of the show.

      ABC Family is more convenient for the old BMW fans, but Disney is probably the better decision for the show.

      Comment by kavyn – November 26, 2012 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If they did put it on ABC Family it doesn’t necessarily mean more drama than comedy.There are some comedies on ABC Family like ‘Melissa & Joey’ & ‘Baby Daddy’.

        Comment by cgreene – November 26, 2012 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Oh, that’s true, I forgot about those.

          Comment by kavyn – November 26, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The thing is and I know this is hard to hear…but this show is not for you. It’s going to be a kids show for kids to watch. Any adults tuning in is just going to be an happy side effect. The focus is going to be on the kids. Disney has gotten better about doing stories for the parents but they will always be the B story.

    Comment by Damian – November 26, 2012 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If this show was “just for kids” … They wouldn’t have felt the need to bring back old characters. By doing that, they’ve gotten the attention of ORIGINAL FANS who will be their concrete/for sure viewers.

      Comment by Susie – November 26, 2012 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you Damien, I thought I was the going crazy!! Its a kid show, they said in the article that it from the point of view of the tween daughter. Parents who were fans of the show can watch it with their kids. Disney has had great success with similiar shows, Good Luck Charlie for instance. This sounds like it would do quite well on disney channel as also…for its target audience of course…lol.

      Comment by Melissa – November 26, 2012 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aww bless them – they look EXACTLY the same !!

    Comment by angelstorm – November 26, 2012 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All of you forget that Michael Jacobs, who created these characters in the first place and helped make it what it is, is in charge. It’ll be fine.

    Comment by Rory L. Aronsky – November 26, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I couldn’t agree more with you on that one.

      Comment by ian – November 26, 2012 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yaa! This is great news! I can’t wait to watch my favorite childhood show return in this format.. and Jordana Beatty, best known for her role as Judy in ‘Judy Moody: the Not Bummer Summer’ .. would play the perfect Riley. She has Danielle’s cheecks ;) could totally pass off as her daughter. ;) .. plus she’s a great actress. <3

    Comment by Kav – November 26, 2012 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All of you forget that Michael Jacobs, who created these characters in the first place and helped make the show what it was, is in charge. It’ll be fine.

    Comment by Rory L. Aronsky – November 26, 2012 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • a voice of reason

      Comment by Jake – November 27, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Umm, best news I’ve heard all day! And yes, please move to ABC Family. And I hope others will make some appearances… like maybe Uncle Eric? He has a niche now!!

    Comment by Andrea Sabel – November 26, 2012 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The production company could still move it from Disney to another one of their channels, like CBS did with Ringer when they moved it to CW.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – November 26, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmmm, this show needs some feeney

    Comment by Mike – November 26, 2012 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just hope that Uncle Eric and Uncle Shawn make it on. I’m not so sure about this if they don’t at least make an appearance. They were too close to Cory and Topanga.

    Comment by Rebecca B – November 26, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 13? Why not just have her be 11, like Corey was at the start of BMW? For her to be 13 that means they had a baby before they even graduated college? Why am I questioning this?

    Comment by Megan – November 26, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The casting call for the daughter was for all ethnicities, so she may not be written as their biological daughter. If she’s adopted that could account for that issue with her age.

      Comment by Megan – November 26, 2012 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s believable. Topanga had a pregnancy scare during the final year of the show, after they married. Or I should say, people assumed Topanga was pregnant because she had gained some weight. Both Topanga and Cory expressed some sadness that it wasn’t to be at that time. And knowing their habit of commtting before they were ready. I totally believe they had a child soon after arriving in New York. And according to spoilers; they have a 14 year old son, who is one year and one grade older than the main girl, Riley. I can believe. The show won’t hit the air until the summer, fall or winter of 2013/2014. The show ended in 2000. So it’s right against the line of believable!

      Comment by Stacey – November 26, 2012 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So what it’s television.

      Comment by cgreene – November 26, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can’t. freaking. wait.

    Comment by Elyse – November 26, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s going to be horrible if it’s on Disney Channel. Thr humor is going to be so cheesy. Whenever they aired Boy Meets World episodes on Disney Channel in the past they cut some inappropriate parts out :/

    Comment by meg – November 26, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s exactly how I feel. I remember when they did that on Disney. So it makes you wonder, how are they going to ever let Riley grow? They’ll keep it kiddie oriented and that sucks.

      Comment by Adrienne – December 1, 2012 08:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not only that but I read years and years ago that there are some episodes that Disney Channel refuses/refused to air, like the one when Shawn (or maybe both Cory and Shawn – can’t remember) got drunk. So the show would be very limited on Disney Channel. There’s so much stuff that teens go through nowadays that Disney Channel would be too afraid to show.

      Comment by Sarah Elizabeth Ann (@myownlittlecrnr) – December 29, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think this is great news for the show. I think it could work on Disney or ABC. ABC Family shows the original Boy Meets World every morning, so if they do move it to ABC Family tyey could put that show in early prime time and have a Boy Meets World block. I will be watching it no matter where it goes on Disney or ABC or ABC Family. I love Boy Meets World and i am very excited about this new continuation of the show.

    Comment by David – November 26, 2012 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eric and Shawn need to be there!

    Comment by A.D. – November 26, 2012 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t care if it’s on Disney, if they have the old cast guest starring, I’ll watch with a smile!

    Comment by Babybop – November 26, 2012 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Umm, Disney owns ABC, so either channel, it would be Disney.

    Comment by Tara – November 26, 2012 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah I said that on another persons comment. People are freaking out over the Disney factor.Disney now owns the Muppets and they didn’t ruin them so I don’t see why people would assume that all the humor and stuff will be taken away.

      Comment by ian – November 26, 2012 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • People are saying Disney would ruin it because topics that could be shown on channels like ABC would not be allowed on Disney.

        Comment by Brianna – November 28, 2012 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so excited about this! Now all they need is Feeny…
    I’m not really that worried that the show is going to be on Disney, only because Michael Jacobs, the original creator, is in charge, so the Disney people can’t ruin it too bad. I am a little dissapointed though that on Disney Channel, the show won’t be able to tackle some of the more real issues (drinking, sex) that Boy Meets World originally discussed.

    Comment by J (@MusicandHouse) – November 26, 2012 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great. Disney better not ruin this!

    Comment by Adam Bramble – November 26, 2012 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Disney, ABC Family, and ABC are ALL owned and operated by the same people. I’m excited for it regardless of where it airs

    Comment by Kelli – November 26, 2012 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Topanga back in da house!!Where’s Minkus when you need him?lol

    Comment by Shaun – November 26, 2012 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish it would be on abc or family. I wish they would bring back TGIF remember the good old shows we used to all look forward to?

    Comment by Sharea – November 26, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love if Rider Strong came back too. I need to know how Shawny is doing these days. He should have a son that is Corey and Topanga’s love interest?

    Comment by Natalie – November 26, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Their daughter’s love interest?

      Comment by Blake – November 26, 2012 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It doesn’t matter what channel it’s on. We won’t be the target audience anymore. Plus, Rider Strong will never reprise his role as Shawn, so what’s the point in having a show with Cory and not Shawn? I’m the biggest BMW supporter ever, but this show is not going to satisfy our generation who grew up with the original.

    Comment by KB – November 26, 2012 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was kinda uninterested in this when it was first announced, but now I’m suprised at how excited this news has made me. Never thought I would be excited for a Disney Channel pilot.

    Comment by Kirstie – November 26, 2012 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YESSSSSSSSS! Now to get it on ABC Family – Disney owns them, so it should be pretty easy to do.
    .
    Please please please do it right

    Comment by mia – November 26, 2012 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Also, would anyone *really* be surprised if the kid’s age didn’t match the timeline in BMW? Again, it’s my favorite show of all time….but Michael Jacobs had more inconsistancies than any show/movie I’ve ever seen.

    Comment by KB – November 26, 2012 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s very true, I’m pretty sure Shawn and Topanga both have sisters only mentioned once, Shawn called his to see what “Stacy straightened her hair with” when Corey was trying to straighten his “brillow head”, and Topanga’s sister came to pick her up from the Mathews’ house in the episode where she wanted to be “Mrs. Eric Mathews”.

      Comment by Emily – November 26, 2012 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t understand why people are splitting hairs over Disney vs ABC or ABC Family for this I air. News alert: those are all owned by the same company.

    Comment by Amanda – November 26, 2012 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • but ABC’s show’s are actiually good…
      Disney is going to slaughter it.

      Comment by Madi – November 26, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They won’t slaughter it as badly as you destroyed the English language in that comment.

        Comment by Kayla – November 26, 2012 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Lol!!! That was hilarious.

          Comment by Jocelyn – February 3, 2013 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My 16 year old is so excited. She is addicted and records every episode.

    Comment by Chris – November 26, 2012 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cory and Topanga had a daughter in the last episode of Boy Meets World that was set in the future and her name was BEVERLY GLEN not Riley. I really hope this riley is a lil sister or something and that they didn’t just change her name.

    Comment by Stacy – November 26, 2012 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The final episode of BMW was of them going to New York, the only child was the baby brother. There was an episode in the final season where they did a look into the future at the relationships between the cast due to a major prank war gone wrong. That’s where we got Plays-With-Squirels, famous quote; ‘Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself.’

      Comment by Dexx – November 26, 2012 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That wasn’t the last episode, and it was just a dream of Eric’s, so yeah not something that really happened

      Comment by Angela – November 26, 2012 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Disney better not slaughter this. It would be better for them not to make it at all than to let them ruin childhood memories of many…

    Comment by Madi – November 26, 2012 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait for this to come on!! And I totally agree that is should be on ABC not disney, for all those people who dont have disney or cable!

    Comment by Gabriel – November 26, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s going to be a HUGE disappointment if Shawn and Eric don’t have reoccurring roles in the show.

    Comment by shana – November 26, 2012 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Like most comments I’ve seen, yes, this show should be on ABCF or ABC. The generation that watches Disney Channel right now doesn’t even know the Boy Meets World show. Most of the ones interested in the sequel are 20+ years old.

    Comment by Rochely – November 26, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • why doyoupeople think that we dont know???? we know!!! are parents got us addicted, we watch iton mtv. we all know!!!!

      Comment by arianna – December 24, 2012 01:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thank you!! These adults act like we’re stupid. :)

        Comment by Jocelyn – February 3, 2013 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m really excited for this, since I was so young when it ended, practically none of my friends have even heard of BMW, I grew up with reruns that I watched with my mom and it is my all time favorite show. What made it so great was that it wasn’t cheesy (most of the time) and was relateable, not like the shows on any kid’s network now that are basically different variations of themselves. My hope for this show is that it will have the same feel as BMW and still deal with real issues and challenges in a relatable and “non-cheesy” manner. I also have to wonder about the new aunt Megan and uncle Josh aswell as Angela and Topanga’s sister that was in the episode that Topanga had a crush on Eric in. I hope that this show will be on ABC Family because I think it will give it less of an oportunity to have cheesy aspects like the shows currently on Disney Channel and it could also help to make it more of a family show like BMW was and not just for kids. Anyway, I’ll watch this show on whatever network and I think it’s really cool that a new generation is going to have the chance to experience an all-around good show.

    Comment by Emily – November 26, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Erm…everyone knows Disney own ABC, right? Good. Just checking.

    The writing and production quality will be just as good as if it was on ABC. It was hardly an adult oriented show. It was always aimed at kids and teenagers. In the UK, and most other countries, Boy Meets World only aired on the Disney Channel.

    Comment by Rob – November 26, 2012 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Have you watched Disney Channel or ABC Family lately? They are very different. Pretty Little Liars has lesbians, sex, and murder. Hannah Montana was about a pop star who just wanted to be a regular 12 year old girl. When they used to play BMW reruns on the Disney Channel, they only aired the censored versions after 10pm. And the drinking and prom episodes were banned completely. Trust me, it’s not the same

      Comment by Brittany Rubinstein (@BrittRubinstein) – November 26, 2012 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I can’t agree with you more!! Yes, Disney may own ABC and there is no doubt in my mind there are young adults/kids out there that are mature enough to understand the show and love it as true BMW fans do, but it is highly likely that it won’t be the same. The very first BMW episode aired the year I was born and still watch every single episode ’til this day. I mention (or give an estimate) of my age so all of you know I also grew up with what some may consider not good shows or what is usually seen as the typical Disney (lame) shows like Hannah Montana. I’m sure Disney may argue their shows do have a message but don’t come close to the real and deep messages BMW still brings out to all those who watch it. It emphasizes the importance of real love (care, respect, friendship, etc.); not only an “ooooo, that boy is cute!”. What true friendship is and especially how everyone is different. Not only different in the usual teenager way where low self-esteem is involved, but the role family plays in an individuals’ life and many other things. Anyway, I can go on and on and I’m sure many of you get that I am a true BMW fan, but my point is that many (including myself) are worried Disney won’t portray all those values and deep life lessons BMW tried to send out to their audience. I understand this is supposed to be a new show, but it still has to do with BMW and I don’t think Disney will serve it justice based on their current style unless given deep thought and planning to do otherwise.

        Comment by Andrea – February 19, 2013 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If you’re looking for any cast members I’d love to be apart of it ! I love boy meets world ! Greatest show shown on MTV !

    Comment by danielle – November 26, 2012 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now they have to get Rider Strong to appear… They can’t have Cory without Shawn!

    Comment by A – November 26, 2012 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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