Boy Meets World
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?
Girl Meets World's Ben Savage: "We're telling a new story"
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
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 ...
Danielle Fishel, Rowan Blanchard, Ben Savage
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.
William Russ and Betsy Randle
More Boy Meets World alums are stopping by Disney Channel's upcoming series Girl Meets World.
Rider Strong, who portrayed Cory's best friend Shawn, and Betsy Randle and William Russ, who played Cory's parents, will reprise their roles on the spin-off.
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Ben Savage and William Daniels
It was one of the most definitive sitcoms of the '90s, and now a new generation can be introduced to Boy Meets World when The Complete Collection arrives on DVD on Nov. 5. Relive all seven seasons with Cory (Ben Savage), Topanga (Danielle Fishel) and Shawn (Rider Strong) as they navigate the highs and lows of adolescence.
The box set will also feature two brand new featurettes including "Boy Meets World: Back to the Beginning" where the cast and creators discuss...
Rider Strong and Alexandra Barreto
Boy Meets World actor Rider Strong is officially off the market.
Strong, 33, wed girlfriend Alexandra Barreto on Sunday afternoon, People reports. The couple tied the knot at a summer camp in Oregon with a weekend of camp-themed competitions including a ropes course and a talent show.
Tim Belusko and Danielle Fishel
Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel has gotten married, People reports.
Fishel, 32, wed boyfriend Tim Belusko, 25, in a short ceremony in downtown Los Angeles. The actress wore a strapless lace Enzoani gown and walked down the aisle to the song "Forever" by Brian Culbertson. The affair had more than 200 guests including costar Ben Savage.
Rider Strong and Alexandra Barreto
First Boy Meets World. Then boy meets girl. Then boy marries girl... and they live happily ever after. At least that's the plan for Rider Strong and Alexandra Barreto.
The couple is set to wed this Sunday, People reports.
Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel
While most Boy Meets World fans are excited for their favorite characters to return to television, there are plenty — cast members included — that are nervous about ruining the beloved show's legacy. But star Ben Savage says the new generation spin-off Girl Meets World will honor the original series, but will also be a brand new show with its own unique voice.
Boy Meets World cast reunites at ATX Festival
Stars of the popular 1990s comedy Boy Meets World reunited in Austin last week to discuss growing up while on the hit show and tease its upcoming spin-off Girl Meets World.