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'Boy Meets World' reboot confirms Fishel, Savage

Former stars lock in to reprise roles on Disney's 'Girl Meets World'

By Sona Charaipotra Nov 27, 2012 10:02AM
Photo courtesy ABC
Just weeks after the Disney Channel announced its reboot of the long-running '90s hit "Boy Meets World," the network has locked in the show's original stars, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, to reprise their roles as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence. Squeeee, indeed!

Savage tweeted this Monday: "I'm going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The 'Boy Meets World' sequel is officially happening!" 


The reboot, titled "Girl Meets World," will feature a now grown-up, modern-day Cory and Topanga raising a teen daughter, Riley. Casting is already underway for the title character of Riley and her BFF Maya. 
 

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And fans of the show should be excited, because Fishel (who hosts MSN TV's "Last Night on TV"), for one, expects the reboot to stay true to the original. "I promise with the entirety of my heart that we will make GMW with the same honesty, innocence, and intelligence that you learned to expect from BMW," she wrote on her Tumblr page this morning. "GMW is a new show," she added. "It isn't BMW brought back to life but in current day. It will have familiar faces, familiar themes, and familiar messages. It will also have new faces, new themes and new messages. Please keep in mind that this will be episode 1, of season 1, of a brand new show. We started in the same place with BMW, but we evolved and we evolved quickly. For those of you who knew and loved BMW, please allow this show to evolve as well. Stick with us. Give us a chance."

While Savage and Fishel are locked to return, along with the show's original creator, Michael Jacobs, Fishel noted she wasn't sure what was happening with the rest of the original cast. Still, she said, "I have known Michael Jacobs, Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Bill Daniels for 19 years, I know we share many of the same feelings regarding the 7 wonderful years we spent making BMW. Those years were among the most warm, hilarious, insightful, educational years of my life, and I wouldn't trade them for the world."


If the fan buzz about the show on Twitter is any indication, the show will certainly have a strong opening when it hits the air next year.
12Comments
Nov 28, 2012 6:12PM
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I'm well aware of what Disney Channel considers "quality entertainment". If this new show is anything like the vapid airheaded mind-numbing drivel they've produced lately, my fond childhood memories may well be forever tainted.
Nov 28, 2012 10:59AM
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They MUST have Shawn and Mr. Feeny but I realize that the show is about the kid. But to get the Adults they need to have Cory and Topanga working on issues of raising a teenage daughter.

But I will at least watch it and get my family to watch it to give it a shot.

Nov 27, 2012 11:26PM
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They HAVE to have Mr. Feeny! Without him, the show won't work!
Nov 27, 2012 8:48PM
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Eric as a teacher and Fee-he-hee_ Heeny as principle. That would be great.
Nov 27, 2012 4:53PM
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f**k the disney channel, disney needs to get their heads out of their a**es and develop this show for ABC, and put it on in the time slot before modern family. it would be cool if her uncle eric was her principle, and shawn was one of her teachers. they could even cameo feeny as considering going back to teaching untill he realizes that eric would be his boss. i wonder what her bully's are going to be like, they might be greasers like harley keiner. they could make her bully harley keiner's sister's daughter.
Nov 27, 2012 2:25PM
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Without Shawn, it will never succeed. Sign him and Feeny up, and maybe there is a shot of this enduring like the original. Still, I just don't think they can recapture the magic that made it work unless they can recreate the dynamics of BMW. Of course, I grew up with BMW, so I suppose I am a little biased.
Nov 27, 2012 1:50PM
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Kickass!!! Bringin back TGIF!!! Where's Urkel????
Nov 27, 2012 1:40PM
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YES!! I LOVE THAT SHOW!!!!!! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOO HOO IM BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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