Riley is definitely her father's daughter on Girl Meets World, but the sequel series is no direct carbon copy of Boy Meets World. For one, the world is a lot different from 21 years ago.
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Like his Boy Meets World alter ego Cory Matthews, Ben Savage was a little hesitant stepping into a (slightly) new world.
"The idea for Girl Meets World had been floating and bubbling for a couple months before I actually got a call about it [and] once I got an official call ... I didn't say yes right away," Savage tells TVGuide.com. "I think there was a little bit of hesitation because we just wanted to make sure that if we were gonna come back and we were gonna do something with the show, that we wanted to do ...
On Friday, Disney will attempt to revive TGIF when the anticipated Boy Meets World sequel series Girl Meets World debuts. But while the idea of revisiting Cory Mathews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel) is millennial catnip, when was the last time any of us actually watched Boy Meets World?
Yes, we have fond memories of celery and undapants, but can we definitively say the show is everything our collective nostalgia hyped it up to be? Does the wholesome sitcom really deserve a large-scale reboot or does its pilot play as painfully dated 21 years later?
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Armed with the original Boy Meets World pilot, which premiered Sept. 24, 1993, on ABC, Joyce Eng and Sadie Gennis decided to find out.
Girl Meets World's premiere is still more than a month away, but fans can listen to the theme song now.
The highly anticipated Boy Meets World spin-off will finally hit the air this summer: Girl Meets World will premiere Friday, June 27 at 9:45/8:45c on Disney Channel following the premiere of the network's original movie Zapped, starring Zendaya.