Girl Meets World Exclusive: Meet Riley's BFF!

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Girl Meets World Cast Sabrina CarpenterGirl meet your best friend!

Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World pilot has cast Sabrina Carpenter as Maya Fox, the best friend of Cory and Topanga’s tween daughter, Riley Matthews (played by Rowan Blanchard).

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According to sources, Disney execs were first impressed by Carpenter when she was cast in the ill-fated Disney XD pilot, Gulliver Quinn, with Jon Heder. Disney later hired her as the voice of a princess in the animated Disney Junior hit Sofia The First.

Carpenter will next be seen as the tween version of Becki Newton’s character, Chloe, in the Fox comedy The Goodwin Games.

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Girl Meets World, a spin-off of the insanely popular ’90s sitcom Boy Meets World, is set to begin production next month with Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprising their roles of Cory and Topanga. Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs is back as exec producer of the offshoot.

Comments (14)

  • This is probably going to (and better) be good!!

    Comment by slizabeth – January 31, 2013 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally unrelated-Does this mean ‘Goodwin Games’ isn’t dead?!

    Comment by Katie – January 31, 2013 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They’re airing the reduced number of episodes over the summer. I think.

      Comment by madhatter360 – January 31, 2013 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No it’s more dead than you think. If they won’t use the episodes to filler in for Ben and Kate than it’s dead. However a summertime burnoff of the episodes will come out before Girl Meets World.

      Comment by Midori – January 31, 2013 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m just waiting to hear a premiere date!!! Or about returning cast members!

    Comment by Jenny – January 31, 2013 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wouldn’t it been more cool if her best friend was Angela and Shawn daughter or do you think they will have them had a child

    Comment by Aleana – January 31, 2013 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I want that too. Or for at least her to be Shaun’s daughter

      Comment by mia – January 31, 2013 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think I’d be cooler if Shawn had a son and him and Riley never got along but when they got to high school, Riley realizes she likes him but he’s basically the personification of Shawn when it comes to dating two weekers!

      Comment by xxroroxwhispersxrawrxx – February 1, 2013 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Eric?

    Comment by wisbadgers – January 31, 2013 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Somebody behind the scenes on this is making promises they can’t keep, because like three sites have claimed this story as an exclusive.

    Comment by Adam L. (@UpstateAdamL) – January 31, 2013 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • well that’s definitely not a shawn/angela kid… she doesn’t look like either of them! :(

    …but maybe if you dyed her hair brown and gave her a slight tan, she could be? ah i wanted her to be their kid!

    Comment by Sarah – February 1, 2013 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe she will end up dating Shawn and Angela’s son when they get signed on to do the show. /The two can get married and she will be Maya Fox-Hunter.

    Comment by Alex – February 2, 2013 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oh please no more forced diversity, angela blew chunks

    Comment by Glee ISAFreakShow – February 20, 2013 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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