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'Boy Meets World' again?

Disney Channel develops sequel to the long-running '90s hit

By Sona Charaipotra Nov 5, 2012 10:56AM
Photo courtesy ABC
For a show that ran seven seasons strong, the '90s hit "Boy Meets World" didn't get a whole lot of respect back in the day. 


But if a reboot is the sincerest form of flattery, then it sure is basking in it now. Deadline.com reports that the Disney Channel is developing a spin-off of the ABC comedy, which ran from 1993 to 2000, set to center on the pre-teen daughter of teen-sweethearts-turned-young-marrieds Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel). The network has already reached out to original cast members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel  to reprise their roles, this time as 30-something parents. No word yet on whether any of the rest of the cast would also revisit their roles. 

Since the show wrapped, Savage, now 32, has completed a political science degree at Stanford before returning to the small screen for guest stints on "Bones," "Chuck" and "Without a Trace." Fishel, 31, has hosted the Style Network's "The Dish," and MSN's own "Last Night on TV." 


Similarly, CBS is developing a "Brady Bunch" spin-off -- with Vince Vaughn's production company and Lloyd Schwartz, the son of "Brady" creator Sherwood Schwartz, producing and Mike Mariano ("Raising Hope") writing -- that centers on Bobby Brady as a single dad with his own kids who weds a single mom with her own. Sound familiar? CBS is banking on it.
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Nov 7, 2012 11:22PM
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it would be nice to have a good show on tv again.just mostly that is not about singing or whatever.

just really miss the old 90's show that were once on and that were good.

 

Nov 7, 2012 9:09PM
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Ugh quit with the reboots. They are not needed. More original programming please.
Nov 7, 2012 7:36PM
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I hope that Disney will keep the G/PG rating. It was a safe show for my kids!
Nov 7, 2012 7:30PM
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The guy who plays "Mr. Feeny" has been on Grey's anatomy this season, so I'm not sure if he'll be on the spin-off or just killed off (not trying to be funny, just thinking honestly, since he was already so old on the show) !
I'm actually looking forward to seeing everyone get back together; the re-runs still make me laugh and the show reminds me of how good tv USED to be. 


Nov 7, 2012 6:49PM
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Really?  Can I have my life back too?  Is Mr. Feeny dead or still in college?
Nov 7, 2012 5:35PM
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IF and only IF they do a decent job  I WOULD LOVE IT!!! WE NEED ERIC BACK AND THE REST of the Cast was FANTASTIC TOO....IF THE WRITING and story line would be as wonderful as the first then yep I cant wait but if you are going to mess it up...then PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE LEAVE IT ALONE.! thank you!
Nov 7, 2012 4:19PM
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seriously? i loved boy meets world, but seeing as how the disney channel is basically an absolute s***hole of a network, i have little faith in the show being decent. please don't ruin this show. if it is done, bring on good writers and please, for the love of god, do NOT put that fake audience laughter after every s****ty joke.

Nov 7, 2012 4:09PM
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oh man...they definitle need to bring back Eric..hahah. But I would watch this new show...and all my friends would because we were die hard fans of Boy Meets Worlds..haha!

Nov 7, 2012 2:57PM
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Boy Meets World would be fun!  Brady Bunch has been over-re-done.
Nov 7, 2012 2:33PM
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The Idea Bank in the world of TV must be in need of a bail-out
Nov 7, 2012 1:15PM
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Don't ruin yet another thing that use to bring me joy. I don't know if I can watch another series go one season and get canned. What a waste of money let Ben Savage keep to his "Political Science" He'll always be a washed up child star and always wish he was half of the actor Shia Labeouf.
Nov 7, 2012 1:06PM
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i would like to see a rewrite with them grown and with kids. i liked the show it was a cute show to watch and it is a show my kids can still watch. i haven't seen it in awhile though but i will watch the rewrite.
Nov 7, 2012 12:24PM
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good luck, i still watch the reruns and love every minute of them. 
Nov 7, 2012 12:09PM
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I like the idea. Kind  of like what they did on Degrassi. My only gripe would that they are to young and should wait another 5 years or so.  
Nov 7, 2012 11:52AM
Nov 7, 2012 11:09AM
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This was one of my favorite show in the 90's and good success on the remake.

Nov 7, 2012 10:29AM
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omg i loved watching boy meets world!  i hope all the old cast comes back...even mr feeney!
Nov 7, 2012 10:20AM
Nov 7, 2012 10:06AM
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Kind of depressing... Another reminder on how it all goes by so fast.. Seems like yesterday I was a kid watching that show and they were kids too..
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