The Disney Channel has decided to give Girl Meets World, the sequel to the beloved '90s sitcom Boy Meets World, a full season order. And thusly a whole new generation is treated to at least a season's worth of backyard pep talks, sage advice from elderly professors and threats from 30-year-old high school bullies.
Girl Meets World will center around Riley Matthews — daughter of Topanga and Cory — as she embarks on her first year of middle school alongside her best friend Maya. Only — TWIST — her dad Cory is now her history teacher and her mom Topanga owns the hangout where all the kids like to go after school. (So much for that law degree, eh, Topanga?)
Mr. Feeny (the ageless William Daniels) will appear in the first episode, but there's no news as to whether or not Uncle Eric (Will Friedle) or the dreamy Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong) will be making an appearance.
Whereas Boy Meets World was set in Philadelphia, the reboot has been relocated to New York City. Regardless of the geographical change, Disney Channel execs insist that the heart of the show will remain the same.
Says creator/executive producer Michael Jacobs:
"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 madeBoy Meets World so popular."
Boy Meets World ran from 1993-2000 as apart of ABC's TGIF lineup (like you didn't already know that) and it also got — on occasion — pretty dark for a family sitcom aimed mostly at kids and young teenagers. It'll be interesting to see how they can maintain that tone while falling in line with the shiny and clean Disney Channel aesthetic.
But let's not worry about that for now. Cory and Topanga are officially back! All that's left to do is start the fan campaign to bring back Minkus and we're good to go.