Girl Meets World: Disney Channel Officially Orders Boy Meets World Spin-Off Series

by Clarissa / June 18, 2013


Boy Meets World

The Disney Channel has given the official go-ahead to the new Girl Meets World series, the continuation of the 1990s family show Boy Meets World starring Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel. The show, created by Boy Meets World executive producer Michael Jacobs, stars 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard as the girl — Riley Matthews — 14-year-old Sabrina Carpenter (“Sofia the First” voice cast and a newly signed Hollywood Records recording artist) as her best friend Maya, and Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the “Cory and Topanga” roles they played in the original sitcom.

Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide said, “Boy Meets World’ and its story of adolescent self discovery resonated with an entire generation of tweens. In the same way audiences fell in love with Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, we look forward to introducing our viewers to their daughter Riley Matthews in Girl Meets World and building a memorable connection with a whole new generation of fans.”

EP Michael Jacobs said “Jacobs said, “I am grateful to everyone at Disney Channel for the opportunity to reach my favorite audience, which has always been kids. Girl Meets World is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made ‘Boy Meets World’ so popular.”

The new family sitcom is set in New York City, where 7th grader Riley and her quick-witted friend Maya are embarking on their middle school experience. But Riley’s plans for independence are slightly tempered by her father, who just happens to be their new History teacher. Meanwhile, Topanga owns a popular afterschool hangout that specializes in pudding.

Clarissa is Managing Editor at ScreenFad and former Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A lover of genre shows (like Supernatural and Arrow) and quality dramas (like The Good Wife and Homeland), Clarissa provides on set and event coverage as well as news, spoilers and reviews for all things TV and movies. Follow her at @clarissa373 or email her at clarissa @