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Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World Logo.png
GenreSitcom
Created byMichael Jacobs
Starring
Theme music composerMatthew Tishler, Maria Christensen, Shridhar Solanki
Opening theme"Take on the World" by Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard
Composer(s)Phil Rosenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes21
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael Jacobs
Location(s)Los Angeles, California
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channelDisney Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original airingJune 27, 2014
Chronology
Preceded byBoy Meets World
 
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Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World Logo.png
GenreSitcom
Created byMichael Jacobs
Starring
Theme music composerMatthew Tishler, Maria Christensen, Shridhar Solanki
Opening theme"Take on the World" by Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard
Composer(s)Phil Rosenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes21
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael Jacobs
Location(s)Los Angeles, California
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channelDisney Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original airingJune 27, 2014
Chronology
Preceded byBoy Meets World

Girl Meets World is an upcoming American television sitcom. The series, set to debut on June 27, 2014 on Disney Channel,[1] is a sequel to the sitcom Boy Meets World, which aired on ABC's TGIF block from 1993 to 2000. The new series will follow Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), the teenage daughter of Boy Meets World main characters Cory and Topanga Matthews, as Riley navigates the challenges of life. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, who played Cory and Topanga respectively in the original series, will reprise their roles in this series, as will other members of the original cast. Starting July 11, 2014, the series will resume its normal 8:30 pm time slot.[2]

Premise[edit]

The series will follow Cory and Topanga Matthews' daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard), and her best friend, Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), as they navigate the challenges of life as they start 7th grade. The series is set in New York City, where Cory and Topanga moved to in the Boy Meets World series finale.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Season 1: Middle school[edit]

The first season of the show begins with Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard) and her best friend Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter), two average seventh-graders who come from different backgrounds.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiereSeason finale
121June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27)TBA

Development[edit]

In November 2012, it was reported that Disney Channel was in the early stages of development of a follow-up series titled Girl Meets World, which will center on Cory and Topanga's 12-year-old daughter Riley. Boy Meets World co-creator Michael Jacobs will develop the series and serve as its executive producer and showrunner. On November 26, 2012, it was confirmed by Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel that they would be reprising their roles as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence-Matthews in the series.[6][7] According to a statement from Fishel, it is unknown if other cast members from Boy Meets World will return for the new show.[8] In February 2013, it was announced that Michael Jacobs has reached out to all of the former Boy Meets World cast members and told each one of them that whoever wants to be part of the new show will be and those who don't want to be will not be.[9]

Auditions began in mid-November 2012 for the lead roles of Riley Matthews, the daughter of Cory and Topanga, Maya, a witty friend of Riley's who has a troubled past, and Elliot, Riley's older brother. The character of Cory Matthews is also reported to be a seventh-grade history teacher who looks after Riley and Maya in the series.

On January 28, 2013, it was announced that Rowan Blanchard (co-star of in the 2011 film Spy Kids: All the Time in the World) was cast in the role of Riley Matthews.[10] This was followed three days later on January 31 by the announcement of the casting of Sabrina Carpenter in the role of Riley's best friend Maya (although Carpenter is signed as an artist on Disney-owned record label Hollywood Records, there are no plans to make the character of Maya a singer).[11] Then, in early March 2013, it was announced that Teo Halm had landed the role of Cory and Topanga's son and Riley's older brother, Elliot.[12] On March 20, 2013, it was announced that Peyton Meyer got the role of Lucas Friar, a transfer from Austin, Texas who will serve as a potential love interest for Riley.

On March 22, 2013, it was announced that Corey Fogelmanis got the role of Farkle Minkus, who will be a kid genius character in the vein of Stuart Minkus.[13] William Daniels will return as Mr. Feeny.[14] Filming of the pilot began on March 20, 2013 and concluded on March 22, 2013.[15] Rider Strong along with Will Friedle made a surprise visit to the set during the filming of the pilot setting off rumors of a return or even a cameo in the upcoming series.[16] Maitland Ward also made a visit to the set and was asked during a recent interview about the return of her character, Rachel McGuire. Ward said "I can’t really share any show info, but it would be fun if the old gang got back together again!"[17]

Strong, who played Shawn Hunter in the original series, has denied involvement in the show, stating that: “Boy Meets World was a defining aspect of my life, and I cherish those seven years. So I am extremely happy for Ben and Danielle to be able to continue the story. At this point, I have no official involvement in Girl Meets World.” [18]

In June 2013, a reunion with many of the cast members from the original show happened with Michael Jacobs dropping hints on what has or will become of the Shawn Hunter character. Jacobs stated while Cory and Topanga will be figuring things out together, don't expect the same happy ending for Shawn and Angela. "Nothing good happens to Shawn, that’s all I can tell you," Jacobs laughed. "Rider reacting to the hurdles that keep growing is what I think is compelling about Shawn. Rider once said something -- and I really take to heart everything that these people say ‘I keep Shawn in the cellar, and every once in a while, I’ll go down and I’ll visit him.’ And I thought to myself, ‘boy, even Rider keeps Shawn in the cellar,’ so I think nothing good is ever gonna happen for Shawn."[19]

When asked if Strong was returning to the series, Sabrina Carpenter said "I will say he definitely did come and visit, he’s very supportive". Jacobs was also asked about the return of Strong and Friedle if the show gets picked up and said "I think there’s more than a chance, I think there’s a strong chance." Teo Halm indicated that the people behind the show were keeping some things a surprise and when asked about the return of the Mr. Feeny character prior to the confirmation of his return Halm said "I honestly am not sure I can say" — and I'd say they're definitely keeping some things under their collective hats."[20]

On June 17, 2013, Disney Channel officially greenlit a series order for Girl Meets World. The initial order for the show's first season began production in summer 2013 and the series will debut on the channel during 2014.[1][21]

On October 5, 2013, Teo Halm announced on Twitter that he was no longer involved with the series. A report by TVLine suggests the series was going under "creative changes" after the pilot.[22]

On January 23, 2014, it was announced that Girl Meets World would be picked up for an additional 8 episodes, making it a full 21 episode season.[23]

On May 2, 2014, a full trailer for Girl Meets World was released scheduled to premiere on June 27, 2014 [24]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ 'Girl Meets World' to Premiere Friday, June 27 on Disney Channel (Video) - Updated
  3. ^ Eng, Joyce (June 17, 2013). "Disney Channel Orders Girl Meets World to Series". TVGuide.com. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Girl Meets World". Disney Channel Medianet. 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Eichel,Molly (14 April 2014). "Why isn't the 'Boy Meets World' sequel set in Philly?". Philly.com. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / BenSavage: I'm going to be a father! Well". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  7. ^ "Twitter / daniellefishel: Trying this again! Girl Meets". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  8. ^ "Untitled — Girl Meets World". Dfishel.tumblr.com. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  9. ^ Schwartz, Terri (February 1, 2013). "Michael Jacobs on 'Girls Meets World': We want any 'Boy Meets World' cast member who wants to come back". Zap2it. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ Stanhope, Kate (January 28, 2013). "Pilot Season: Boy Meets World Spin-Off Casts Cory and Topanga's Daughter". TV Guide. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  11. ^ 'Boy Meets World' spin-off casts Riley's best friend, Entertainment Weekly, January 31, 2013.
  12. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 4, 2013). "'Girl Meets World' Casts Cory and Topanga's Son". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ Dodds, Eric (February 1, 2013). "If It Ain’t Broke: 5 ‘Girl Meets World’ Characters Who Resemble Their Predecessors". Time. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Boy Meets World's William Daniels to Return as Mr. Feeny in Girl Meets World Pilot". Us Weekly. 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  15. ^ "Disney Channel’s "Girl Meets World" Begins Shooting Today!". Disney Dreaming. March 20, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ Eileen Reslen (2013-03-21). "Rider Strong And Will Friedle Swing By The 'Girl Meets World' Set [Photos]". Remotecontrol.mtv.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  17. ^ Logging In... Leave a Reply Cancel reply (2013-05-09). "Girl Meets World Fan • Your #1 Source For Girl Meets World News". Bmwsequel.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  18. ^ Busis, Hillary (November 29, 2012). "'Boy Meets World' spinoff: Rider Strong reveals if he's in or out". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  19. ^ Prudom, Laura (June 8, 2013). "'Girl Meets World': Ben Savage And Creator Michael Jacobs Share New Details On 'Boy Meets World' Spinoff". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  20. ^ Wetpaint Visitor (2013-06-08). "Shawn Hunter: Will He Be on Girl Meets World? 5 Reasons We Think Rider Strong Is Returning | News". Wetpaint. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  21. ^ Naoreen, Nuzhat (June 17, 2013). "Girl Meets World gets the greenlight from Disney". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  22. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (2013-10-06). "‘Girl Meets World’ Drops Teo Halm as Cory and Topango’s Teen Son". TVLine. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  23. ^ Hughes, Jason (January 23, 2014). "'Girl Meets World' Season Expanded to 21 Episodes". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Disney Channel US - Girl Meets World; Full Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 

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