Cory and Topanga’s Kid

That’s right. The couple who stole the hearts of nineties kids everywhere is all grown up and having babies. I’m sure you’ve all heard, but I can’t not at least mention the new Boy Meets World spin-off, the oh-so-cleverly titled Girl Meets World.

The show will center around Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley, and yesterday it was announced that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard will play the role. But the best casting news so far about this potentially disappointing new series is that, yes, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will be reprising their roles as Cory and Topanga. Back together at last!

130129-shawnNo word on whether or not Rider Strong will be returning to his role as the lovable and dreamy-eyed troublemaker Shawn Hunter, and he has even stated that he has “no official involvement” in the spin-off, but my guess (or hope?) is we’ll at least be seeing a cameo.

It takes all my willpower to keep myself from getting my hopes up about Girl Meets World–hopefully it will go beyond nostalgic indulgence, and actually be able to stand on its own. With all of the garbage on the Disney Channel these days, I’m not so confident this girl will be able to live up to her dad’s legacy, but that doesn’t mean I’m not crossing my fingers.

Do you think Girl Meets World will be able to have the social impact and significance for the adolescents of the 2010s that Boy Meets World did in the ’90s?

[Edit] Check out this awesome article on EW’s PopWatch about the lessons Boy Meets World taught us, and we hope Girl Meets World will teach the next generation of viewers.

‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off: Meet Cory and Topanga’s daughter — EXCLUSIVE
Tanner Stransky @ EW

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“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” says Michael Jacobs, who’s producing the Girl Meets World pilot. “Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.”

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