'Boy Meets World' sequel 'Girl Meets World' gets Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel
There's some good news for "Boy Meets World" fans - Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence are back!
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have officially signed on to reprise their beloved roles in the new Disney channel pilot, "Girl Meets World," according to TVLine. The show, which is still in the "very early stages of development," is set to be a spin-off from the pair's long-running 1990s hit series.
"I'm going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The 'Boy Meets World' sequel is officially happening!" Tweeted Savage, 32.
Fishel, 31, wrote a Tumblr blog post about "Girl Meets World," saying: "I promise with the entirety of my heart that we will make GMW with the same honesty, innocence, and intelligence that you learned to expect from BMW."
"GMW is a new show," she wrote. "It isn't BMW brought back to life but in current day. It will have familiar faces, familiar themes, and familiar messages. It will also have new faces, new themes, and new messages. BMW never spoke down to the audience and we are going to do our best to never do that with GMW."
While the original actors have officially signed on to the project, there's currently a nationwide casting search for the starring role of the couple's daughter in the show, Riley.
On November 3, it was announced that Disney channel was developing a pilot, tentatively called "Girl Meets World," which would follow the preteen daughter of the original show's main characters, Cory Matthews (Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Fishel), who got married at the end of the long-running series.
Savage, younger brother of "Wonder Years" star Fred Savage, captured the hearts of viewers as the charming prankster Cory Matthews, while Fishel portrayed the over-achieving hippie Topanga. Rider Strong portrayed Cory's bad boy best friend Shawn Hunter and Will Friedle portrayed his dim-witted brother, Eric Matthews.
"Boy Meets World" ran for seven seasons, between 1993 and 2000, during which viewers watched Cory navigate through the tough years of adolescence, bringing with him worldly wisdom and amusing jokes to his tribulations and trials.
When the show went off the air, Savage graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. He later appeared in TV movies such as "Car Babes" in 2006 and "Making it Legal" in 2007. He also made guest appearances on TV shows such as "Phil of the Future," "Chuck" and "Without a Trace."
From 2006 to 2007, Fishel was a correspondent for "The Tyra Banks Show." Fishel is also known for dating former 'N Sync band member Lance Bass, who revealed he was openly gay in 2006, and for being the spokesperson for NutriSystem. From 2008 until 2011, Fishel was the host for the Style Network's pop culture show, "The Dish."