If you know me, you know that I’m a big fan of Boy Meets World. After watching the complete series on DVD a few years ago, I looked up the cast online and tweeted them my thanks for an incredible series. I watched most of it when it was originally on TV, and was practically always the same age as the characters in the show, except when they jumped over a couple of years here and there. I also remember thinking, when I finished the seventh season, that I wished there was more, so I could see where the characters went from there. And then it happened. Disney announced Girl Meets World would be coming. A couple of years later, it started, and it’s everything that I could have wanted from a sequel to Boy Meets World.
At this point, we’re about five episodes into the first season of the show, but it’s already shown the same quality of writing, moral lessons and heart of the last series. The fact that they have many of the original members of the creative team from Boy Meets World involved really shows. In style, it’s kind of a mix of the first few seasons of Boy Meets World. I watched the complete series of Boy Meets World again, this year, to prepare. Girl Meets World is like catching up with old friends who now have kids of their own. Ben Savage’s physical comedy hasn’t skipped a beat, either.
Today, Disney Channel announced that Girl Meets World will have a second season! Hopefully the show brings us all the way to season seven, so we can see a conclusion that somehow mirrors the one at the end of Boy Meets World. This announcement brings us one step closer! Also of note is that Girl Meets World is the #1 ranked show among kids and tweens, and has been ever since it premiered. It’s found an audience with fans of the original show, as well (clearly).
Here’s the press release:
It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Since its June premiere, “Girl Meets World” has ranked as television’s number one series among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. To date, it has generated 4.7 million views on the WATCH Disney Channel app for mobile devices. “Girl Meets World” was created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly and is executive-produced by Jacobs. It stars Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, August Maturo, Peyton Meyer and Corey Fogelmanis. Production resumes in Los Angeles in November.
“The series swiftly became a favorite of kids and their parents, many of whom grew up with ‘Boy Meets World,'” Bonnett said. “We’re looking forward to watching Riley Matthews and Maya Hart make the world their own, as Cory and Topanga teach them life lessons along the way.”
Season one introduces best friends Riley and Maya as they navigate the ups and downs of junior high; episodes include special appearances by several beloved characters from “Boy Meets World,” including Mr. Feeney, who guest starred in the series premiere (played by William Daniels) and Minkus (actor Lee Norris) in an episode premiering Friday, August 15.
Last month, Disney Consumer Products debuted the D-Signed Girl Meets World Collection, a line of tween apparel inspired by the sitcom characters Riley and Maya. It is available exclusively at Kohl’s stores nationwide and Kohl’s.com/dsigned.
New episodes of “Girl Meets World” air Fridays on Disney Channel. The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. and Michael Jacobs Productions and carries a TV-G parental guideline.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable and satellite in nearly 97 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.
[Source: NTI, U.S. ratings 6/23/14-7/27/14, most current; Program ranks based on program level data, with minimum 2 telecasts and excludes repeats]