Girl Meets World Cuts Cory/Topanga's Teen Son

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Disney Channel’s much-anticipated follow-up to ABC’s Boy Meets World has trimmed the Matthews family by one, dropping the character of the titular girl’s big brother Elliot, who was to be played by Teo Halm.

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The 13-year-old Halm shared his sad news on Saturday night, via Twitter. TV mom Danielle Fishel promptly responded.

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This leaves Cory and Topanga’s tweenage daughter Riley with just a kid brother, Louis, played by August Maturo.

UPDATE: A Disney Channel rep confirms for TVLine Halm’s departure, explaining: “Various creative changes are often made as a project transitions from pilot to series.”

GMW is set to premiere sometime in 2014.