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Ben Savage & Danielle Fishel Make Our 90s Dreams Come True: Sign On For Boy Meets World Sequel

When we found out Disney was working on a sequel series to the 90s sitcom Boy Meets World I just about blew a gasket. Normally I’d balk at such an idea but the plan was to revolve the story around Cory and Topenga’s daughter and call it Girl Meets World. And they were trying to attach the original stars, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel. All that I could get behind but now it’s time to rejoice without fear of jinxing ourselves – Savage and Fishel are in!! 

Both actors have had steady work since their tenure on Boy Meets World but this will be an extra special occasion for both themselves and fans. TV Line, the ones who broke he original story, were also the ones to report the stars signing on. Savage tweeted this about the news:

Meanwhile, Fishel had a bit more to say in a specially crafted Tumblr post on the subject.

I do not know how many BMW cast members will be returning for GMW, or how often they may appear if and/or when they do appear. I am going to do my best to not speak for others with this open post.    But because 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.  Another thing I wouldn’t trade for anything is the integrity and the heart with which BMW was made.  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.

What we do know is the pilot will be executive produced and written by Michael Jacobs, the original executive producer of the original series, and focus on Cory and Topanga’s 13-year-old daughter Riley, her 14-year-old brother Elliot, and best friend Maya.

Fishel places fans in the starring role when it comes to the project going forward. “Let me say that you, the fans of Boy Meets World, have been awesome.  That word is often used incorrectly by people, including myself, on a daily basis but you have truly been awe inspiring.  You, yes, even YOU, are the reason that Girl Meets World WILL BE MADE, ” she wrote. “When the news leaked that GMW was in the making, literally days after I first heard about the project myself, Michael Jacobs and I had a conversation and we talked about how we were both so blown away by the reactions from all of you.  We felt honored. We felt nostalgic. We felt touched by the excitement in your comments, tweets, Tumblr, and Facebook posts.  But most of all, we felt inspired.  We felt inspired to bring these characters back to life and to tell you more of their stories.”

Still no word on Mr. Feeny.

(via IGN)

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  • Annika Raaen

    Whoa whoa whoa…wait a minute. The girl is 13 and her brother is 14? Uh…didn’t the show end twelve years ago? Or have they fast forwarded things soap opera style?? I’m so confused and feeling very very old.
    Other than that, I’m excited for this show and I will be watching it.

  • Anonymous

    as the casting call specifically said they were not looking for matching race for the children, I would assume that adoption is not out of the picture

  • Jill Pantozzi

    I don’t think they feel the need to adhere to a strict timeline.

  • Shannon Patrick

    Keep in mind Cory and the gang went from 6th grade to sophomores in college in just 7 years lol Like Jill I don’t think they’re sticking to real time.

  • The Gaf

    We need this? WE NEED THIS?? No, what we “need” is more “Firefly”. What we need is more “Battlestar Galactica.” Hell, I’ll even say we could “need” this if it were a “Wonder Years” sequel starring Fred and Danica. THIS. This abomination we most certainly DO NOT need.

  • CommentsSectionsAreDumb

    How is this possible cause I saw this and it’s like two years old ?

  • Carmen Sandiego

    We do need more “Firefly” and Battlestar Galactica”, no doubt. But in the sitcom genre, I want to watch this. Much better than dren like “Two and a Half Men”.

  • Pop Tarts Jen

    My sister and I were discussing this show last night and FREAKING OUT. We were HUGE Boy Meets World fans when we were kids. Many great memories.

    I think that with so many original people coming on board, it could be really good and fun. I’m excited about a new generation of kids getting into the show, too!

  • Annika Raaen

    I didn’t notice that part…good to know. LOL

  • Annika Raaen

    It makes sense. It’s TV. :)

  • Annika Raaen

    I have to disagree with you. BSG and Firefly were fine the way they were. If they redid them, or added to them and it sucked…it would just ruin the what we already love. I think that with Boy Meets World…there’s room for something like this. If they mess up, it’s really not that big of a deal. Because…you know…it’s a sitcom. Not many sitcoms are well written television.

  • Amanda Weller

    look i love mr. feeny and all and i would love to see him in this series, but i’m honestly more concerned that there won’t be any shawn. i honestly think that shawn is more important to the dynamic than mr. feeny.

  • The Gaf

    Ok- sitcom. Is there no better sitcom that could have a sequel than this??

  • Alexis the Unicorn

    I’m so exited for this! I really hope they include Shawn, especially as sort of an uncle figure who’s always over at the house. That would be so awesome. Lack of inclusion of Mr. Feeny I can understand, but no Shawn is something I will never forgive!