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'Girl Meets World': See the 'Boy Meets World' spinoff's opening credits -- EXCLUSIVE

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We’re almost there, people.

In just five weeks, Girl Meets World — Disney Channel’s highly ridiculously anticipated Boy Meets World spinoff, which follows the trials and tribulations of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga’s (Danielle Fishel) 12-year-old daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) — will finally make its small screen debut. And we’ve got a taste of what to expect from the new show: Check below to find the upcoming sitcom’s opening credits, set to a bouncy tune called “Take On the World.” (Yes, the vocals come from stars Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter, who plays Riley’s Shawn Hunter-esque BFF — but that doesn’t mean either character is dying to be famous.)

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'Girl Meets World': See the cast photo!

Is it summer yet?!

Disney Channel has just released the first cast photo for its upcoming Boy Meets World spin-off Girl Meets World, which premieres in a few months. In the snapshot, Cory and Topanga Matthews (Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel) stand proudly as a gaggle of kids — not all theirs — fill the couch in front.

The reboot follows the story of Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard, center) as she navigates the waters of middle school alongside best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter, fourth from left). Peyton Meyer (far left) and Corey Fogelmanis (far right) play Lucas, Riley’s crush, and Farkle, a sometimes-nemesis, respectively. August Maturo plays the couple’s young son, Auggie.

Girl Meets World premieres this summer on the Disney Channel.

'Girl Meets World' cast photo shows whole Matthews family -- PHOTO

Here’s the first Girl Meets World sneak peek of 2014.

Ben Savage has posted the above Matthews family photo, presumably from one of the episode tapings, to his Instagram. The picture shows the whole Matthews gang (complete with a very Topanga-esque headband on Danielle Fishel), as well as some of the other actors who’ll fill out the rest of the show.

For those who need up-to-the-minute news about the show, the recently launched Twitter account @GMWWriters is a peek inside the writers room — and that group sure knows how to tease. A recent tweet asked, “Happy New Year! Who would you invite to a Matthews holiday episode? Because we’re writing one. And there are lots of seats at the table.” Dare. To. Dream.
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'Boy Meets World': The true story of Shawn's 'sister' -- EXCLUSIVE

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As the name implies, Boy Meets World focused on the story of one specific kid’s coming of age: Ben Savage’s Cory Matthews. But the beloved TGIF sitcom wouldn’t have had half its power without the titular boy’s two closest compatriots — his best friend Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong) and his true love Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel).

Of course, there was a time before the series had its core trio firmly established. According to Strong, BMW in its early days was determined to find two male best friends for its protagonist — which is why several season 1 installments feature Cory and Shawn hanging out with a third kid who subsequently disappears into the ether. Strong says that after one of those third wheels was let go from the show, he was even given all of the other kid’s lines — which explains why in the season 1 episode “Cory’s Alternative Friends,” Shawn says he has a sister named Stacy. (Nobody ever mentions Stacy again.)

See Strong and his costar Will Friedle reminisce about the show’s casting process in the following exclusive clip, an excerpt from Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection. The 22-disc set hits stores today.

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'Boy Meets World' cast talks inside jokes, hair, and Fee-hee-heenay -- VIDEO

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Surprised at the obsessive torch that still burns online for Boy Meets World, a gentle TGIF sitcom that ended its 7-season run in 2000?

So is the comedy’s cast.

“I don’t think any of us anticipated that after the show went off the air, it was going to gain in popularity,” Danielle Fishel — who played smart, incredibly well-coiffed Topanga Lawrence — says in the below video, shot on the set of EW’s annual Reunions issue. But gain in popularity it did — so much that when the Disney Channel announced that it’s bringing some of the show’s most beloved characters back for a next-gen spinoff called Girl Meets World, the news nearly broke the Internet.

What can explain BMW‘s enduring pop-cultural stamp? It’s certainly not the show’s incredibly dated fashions, recalled with fondness by Fishel, Rider Strong (a.k.a. bad boy Shawn Hunter), and Ben Savage (a.k.a. everykid Cory Matthews, the show’s titular “boy”). Instead, it’s Boy Meets World‘s unique brand of heart, humor… and fabulous hair. “I’m still not stoked on the hair,” Strong says of his famously floppy ’90s boy band cut. “You’re the only one who wasn’t stoked on your hair,” replies Fishel.

Watch the gang — including Will Friedle (older brother Eric Matthews), Lindsay Nicksay (younger sister Morgan Matthews, for two seasons), and William Daniels (consummate teacher Mr. Feeny, who followed Cory, Shawn, and Topanga from middle school to college) — reminisce below. READ FULL STORY

'Boy Meets World': What happened to Mr. Turner? The answer is coming!

It’s a question that’s plagued Boy Meets World fans for decades: What ever happened to Jonathan Turner?

For those unfamiliar with the saga, a recap: Mr. Turner (Anthony Tyler Quinn) was Shawn (Rider Strong), Topanga (Danielle Fishel), and Cory’s (Ben Savage) motorcycle-riding homeroom teacher at John Adams High. A reluctant but effective authority figure, Turner had a reputation for being part friend, part mentor to his students, but he became much more than that during the latter part of the second season when he became Shawn’s legal guardian and invited Shawn to live with him.
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'Girl Meets World' gets the greenlight from Disney

Girl Meets World is officially a go!

The highly anticipated Boy Meets World spin-off has been picked up to series by the Disney Channel.

Described as “a comedy series for kids,” the show will reunite original cast-members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, as on-screen sweethearts Cory and Topanga, and follow their tween daughter Riley, played by Rowan BlanchardREAD FULL STORY

'Boy Meets World' at ATX Fest: 'None of these kids ever went on to knock off a liquor store!'

The ATX Television Festival (Season 2!) kicked off in earnest Friday in Austin, TX with the first-ever official reunion of the Boy Meets World cast. The show, anchored by the endearingly ordinary trio of teenage stars Ben Savage (Cory), Rider Strong (Shawn), and Danielle Fishel (Topanga!) — went off the air in 2000 after seven years of TGIF programming.

Savage, Strong, Matthew Lawrence (Jack), Betsy Randle (the Mom!), Trina McGee (Angela), Maitland Ward (Rachel), and Lily Nicksay (Morgan #1) gathered with creator Michael Jacobs in the green room before greeting a sold-out theater of 300 fans who were watching the series finale. Jacobs told EW that the pilot for the reboot Girl Meets World, which will focus on Cory and Topanga and their 13-year-old daughter, has been shot and is awaiting pick-up from Disney. Strong is not in the pilot, though like all of the Boy cast members he’s been invited to participate in future episodes. Everyone’s beloved Mr. Feeny will appear—”interestingly,” Jacobs said coyly—in the pilot. And Randle says she expects to pop up on an episode every now and then with William Russ, who played her on-screen husband. “Surely we’ll show up for a Thanksgiving episode!” she said.
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'Mad Men': Linda Cardellini on her top-secret, watercooler-worthy debut

SPOILER ALERT! This post contains information about key plot points in the season premiere of Mad Men. If you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode,  continue at your own risk.
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'Boy Meets World' cast to reunite in Austin: ATX Television Festival line-up announced -- EXCLUSIVE

Austin, Texas, the festival capital of the world!

This morning the ATX Television Festival (June 6-9) revealed exclusively to EW the first wave of programming for its second annual celebration of television’s history and future. Four punch-drunk days of world premieres, unaired pilots, cast reunions, beloved special guests, and trips down the memory lane of Rider Strong’s luxurious bang swoop.

True ’90s nostalgists can assess the aging process of their former small-screen friends at the first-ever cast reunion of Boy Meets World. Rider Strong, Ben Savage, Matt Lawrence, Maitland Ward, and series creator Michael Jacobs will all be in attendance. (Alas, Topanga Danielle Fishel has a wedding to attend that weekend and can’t be there in person.) “Boy Meets World ripped away my childhood and ruined me as an adult. Wait, reverse that,” said Strong, who played Shawn Hunter. “I’m so happy to be a part of ATX Television Festival. Boy Meets World was a magical time in my life and it’s incredibly satisfying to know that it still resonates with people.”

ATX will also welcome three networks who come bearing premiere programming. AMC will world premiere the pilot episode of its new cop drama Low Winter Sun with several cast members, including Lennie James (The Walking Dead), in attendance. TNT will world premiere the first episode of season 2’s Perception, with series stars Rachel Leigh Cook and Scott Wolf on hand. And IFC will also join the party, bearing the first episode of season 2 of their talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! with host/star Scott Aukerman cracking wise in person. READ FULL STORY

Mr. Feeny back for 'Girl Meets World' pilot

Looks like William Daniels wasn’t just visiting the set of Girl Meets World last week.

The Boy Meets World vet, who played Cory (Ben Savage) and Shawn’s (Rider Strong) long-time teacher and mentor, Mr. Feeny, is reprising his role in Disney’s Girl Meets World pilot, EW has confirmed. The news was first reported by TV Line. READ FULL STORY

'Boy Meets World' reboot star Rowan Blanchard on playing Cory and Topanga's daughter -- EXCLUSIVE

Last month, EW broke the news that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard landed the coveted spot of Riley, the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), in the pilot for the Boy Meets World reboot, Girl Meets World, which goes into production for the Disney Channel this month.

For the issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY on stands now, EW spoke exclusively to Blanchard, who most recently starred in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, about almost getting passed up for the part, meeting her on-screen parents for the first time, and the kinds of dilemmas her character will face (let’s just say boys are involved). READ FULL STORY

'Boy Meets World' stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel on reuniting for 'Girl Meets World'

After playing on-air sweethearts Cory and Topanga for seven seasons, Boy Meets World’s Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, are reigniting their TV relationship for the highly anticipated Disney reboot, Girl Meets World. In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, we speak to Savage, Fishel, Girl Meets World exec producer Michael Jacobs and Rowan Blanchard—who was just cast to play Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley—for scoop on the pilot.

Savage and Fishel talked to EW about why they signed on to Girl Meets World, how they feel about working together again, and why they really do feel like a married couple. They also share the story of the text that restarted their (TV) marriage. READ FULL STORY

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