An updated adaptation of the old ’90s sitcom “Boy Meets World” just got the green light from Disney Channel.
The new show, titled “Girl Meets World,” is designed to appeal to children as well as their young parents who grew up watching the original “Boy Meets World” on ABC. In fact, the new “Girl” stars former kid stars Ben Savage, 32, and Danielle Fishel, also 32, who were formerly teens in the original show. In the new one, they’re all grown up and married to each other with children of their own.
According to several reports on Monday — including this one — the new “Girl Meets World” will premiere on Disney some time next year. Set in New York City (but produced in Los Angeles), “Girl Meets World” will deal principally with the life of Riley, the seventh-grade daughter of the Savage and Fishel characters. Riley — obviously the “Girl” in the title — will be played by Rowan Blanchard.
Also cast, but only for the premiere episode: Actor William Daniels, 85, who played the teacher named Mr. Feeny in the original series.
Stories about this planned update of “Boy Meets World” have been appearing for several months as Disney reportedly OK’d the production of a pilot. Apparently, the pilot was made, and it was good enough for Disney to order a series based on it.