Boy Meets World spinoff gets green light for production with Disney

By CAROLINE LEE,   |   June 18, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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"Girl Meets World," the highly anticipated spinoff of 90s sitcom "Boy Meets World," has finally been picked up.

The Disney Channel announced Monday it would officially start production of the show for a 2014 premiere. Filming will begin this summer in Los Angeles.

The show is seen through the eyes of tween daughter of "Boy Meets World" characters Cory and Topanga, who are played by original-series cast members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel. "Spy Kids" actress Rowan Blanchard, 11, plays their daughter Riley.

Cory now teaches history, and Topanga owns a pudding cafe where Riley and her seventh-grade friends hang out. Michael Jacobs and April Kelly, the original creators of "Boy Meets World," will produce this show as well.

Mr. Feeny, played by William Daniels in the original series, is expected to make at least one cameo in the show. Several former cast members have dropped by the set, including Rider Strong, who played Cory's best friend Shawn.

A reunion panel last week at the ATX Television Festival in Austin sparked rumors of other cast members being part of the spinoff. Disney has not announced whether Rider or the other castmates will join the series, but "Sister, Sister" star Jackee Harry is set to star in the pilot.

Savage said that "Girl Meets World" will honor the old show while "trying to work in this new dynamic and this new time we're all living in."

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