Girl Meets World Meets Disney Channel Approval

DANIELLE FISHEL, ROWAN BLANCHARD, BEN SAVAGE

Hey “Boy Meets World” fans, Disney Channel has officially placed an order for episodes of “Girl Meets World,” the comedy series followup from the original series. Starring are 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard (“Spy Kids All the Time in World in 4D”) as the girl — Riley Matthews — 14-year-old Sabrina Carpenter (“Sofia the First” voice cast and a newly signed Hollywood Records recording artist) as her best friend Maya, and Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the “Cory and Topanga” roles they made famous in ABC’s hugely popular sitcom “Boy Meets World” (1993-2000).

Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide said, “Boy Meets World’ and its story of adolescent self discovery resonated with an entire generation of tweens. In the same way audiences fell in love with Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, we look forward to introducing our viewers to their daughter Riley Matthews in ‘Girl Meets World’ and building a memorable connection with a whole new generation of fans.”

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Set in New York City, the new comedy series will tell the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that “Boy Meets World” is renowned for — only this time from a tween girl’s perspective — as the curious and bright 7th grader Riley and her quick-witted friend Maya embark on an unforgettable middle school experience. But their plans for a carefree year will be adjusted slightly under the watchful eyes of Riley’s dad who’s also a faculty member (and their new History teacher) and Riley’s mom who owns a trendy afterschool hangout that specializes in pudding.

Jacobs said, “I am grateful to everyone at Disney Channel for the opportunity to reach my favorite audience, which has always been kids. ‘Girl Meets World’ is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made ‘Boy Meets World’ so popular.”

The series was created by Michael Jacobs (“Boy Meets World,” “Dinosaurs,” “My Two Dads,” “Charles In Charge”) and April Kelly (“Boy Meets World”) and is executive-produced by Jacobs. “Girl Meets World” is from It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline.

Will you be sharing this new sitcom with your family or at least setting your DVR to give it a chance?

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2 Responses to Girl Meets World Meets Disney Channel Approval

  1. Jay says:

    A trendy after-school hangout that specializes in pudding? Hope they put out a recipe book.

    Seriously though, I imagine they’re going to have trouble finding the right mix to please the potential audience. I’m not sure if it’s for the younger tween set that currently watches puff things like Dog with a Blog or Lab Rats and the nostalgic older folk who are watching because they watched the original. Not many shows are written well enough to appeal to both.

    • J says:

      I imagine it’ll fall under the Good Luck Charlie audience spectrum. With a strong lead-in from boy meets world fans.

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