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‘Boy Meets World’ Spinoff Is Nothing Without Original Cast (VIDEO)

by Emily Abbate on November 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Boy Meets WorldGrowing up, there were certain shows my tween self never wanted to miss. You know, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Full House for starters. But my No. 1 favorite? Boy Meets World. That Ben Savage, yeah, he was funny, but oh god Rider Strong? He was SO my teenybopper crush. Get this: There's a Boy Meets World spinoff in the works called Girl Meets World, and some of the original cast members MAY be coming back.

The show will focus on Cory and Topanga's preteen daughter, and rumor has it that Savage and Danielle Fishel are first in line to come back as their classic characters. Danielle even hinted at the idea that she and Ben have officially signed on. And get this: Lily Nicksay, who used to play Cory's younger sister, is interested in coming on board, too.

Am I excited for the spinoff? Yes -- but ONLY if they all come back. Bring me back to John Adams High, STAT.

Giving the classic show a makeover on the Disney Channel is dangerous. The former audience, who are mostly adults now, isn't going to be really into it because, well, the show's marketed at a younger audience. I bet Disney is hoping that the old school fans tune in until the show starts to click with the new younger ones. Without the old cast, though, it just wouldn't be the same.

Hey, it has potential -- I'm just not sure if they'll have the same appreciation for it not knowing what happened back in the days when Eric Matthews chased after Mr. Feeny's younger niece (played by Keri Russell). Oh, the memories. I guess all I can do is hope for cameos from Rider and pray that Feeny is still teaching the sixth grade.

Remember the good ol' days with me, will ya? Check out one of the Boy Meets World opening theme songs from its seven-season run, here:

Are you looking forward to Girl Meets World?


Image via BoyMeetsWorldVault/YouTube

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  • jmama...


    November 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Yay I love Boy Meets World. 

  • Shandi80


    November 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Fee-hee-hee-hee-heeeee-NEY! LOL, that always cracked me up.

  • Alway...


    November 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Omg watching that brought back some old memories :)

  • Maevelyn


    November 7, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Please let this happen.

  • Danielle
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    November 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM
    Seriously just made my day. One of my favorite shows ever!! Let's just hope Disney doesn't ruin it for the adults! :)
  • Jscot...


    November 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM
    Yay!!! Yes please!!!!
  • chili...
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    November 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM
    I'm with the others who hope Disney doesn't ruin it for fans of the original series. It was a wonderful show and taught so many good lessons! From what I've seen of Disney lately, they could definitely use some more of that type of show these days. Totally looking forward to it!
  • Heath...


    November 7, 2012 at 5:16 PM
    This has always been a favorite of mine and when I heard the news a couple days ago, my heart starting pounding! I have been wishing for this for years! I hope to see lots of originals come back.
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