Disney Channel Orders 'Girl Meets World', A Comedy Series for Kids and Families

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June 17th, 2013

Girl Meets World

via press release:






Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage Star


Disney Channel has ordered "Girl Meets World," a comedy series for kids and families from executive producer Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World"). Starring are 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard ("Spy Kids All the Time in World in 4D") as the girl -- Riley Matthews -- 14-year-old Sabrina Carpenter ("Sofia the First" voice cast and a newly signed Hollywood Records recording artist) as her best friend Maya, and Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the "Cory and Topanga" roles they made famous in ABC's hugely popular sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000).


The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Production on the multi-camera series will begin this summer in Los Angeles for a scheduled 2014 premiere on Disney Channel.


Bonnett said, "Boy Meets World' and its story of adolescent self discovery resonated with an entire generation of tweens. In the same way audiences fell in love with Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, we look forward to introducing our viewers to their daughter Riley Matthews in 'Girl Meets World' and building a memorable connection with a whole new generation of fans."


Set in New York City, the new comedy series will tell the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that "Boy Meets World" is renowned for -- only this time from a tween girl's perspective -- as the curious and bright 7th grader, Riley, and her quick-witted friend Maya embark on an unforgettable middle school experience. But their plans for a carefree year will be adjusted slightly under the watchful eyes of Riley's dad who's also a faculty member (and their new History teacher) and Riley's mom who owns a trendy afterschool hangout that specializes in pudding.


Jacobs said, "I am grateful to everyone at Disney Channel for the opportunity to reach my favorite audience, which has always been kids.’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 made 'Boy Meets World' so popular."


The series was created by Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World," "Dinosaurs," "My Two Dads," "Charles In Charge") and April Kelly ("Boy Meets World") and is executive-produced by Jacobs. "Girl Meets World" is from It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline.


Disney Channel is #1 among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens in Total Day measurements. 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 in over 99 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.

  • Tony JJ

    Wrong network. Should’ve been moved to ABC or ABC Family.

  • Nathan

    Disney channel? The show won’t be able to take on serious issues due to how petty and annoying parents are these days..

  • Charmed

    Why Disney? It should be on ABC Family :(

  • Jon23812

    I didn’t mind that it was on Disney Channel, but seeing that it’s produced by It’s A Laugh Production, isn’t good, because a lot of the Disney shows produced by them have executive meddling, and they force all the shows to exist in the same universe.

  • nickelodeonanddisney

    It was on Disney Channel in most countries around the world except the USA

  • david

    I am excited about this news but i do wish it was put on ABC or ABC Family. I am sure they will cross promote it though.

  • Justin


    It aired on Disney for many years, There were a few episodes they didn’t air and a few that were edited but they were aired from the Pilot to the last episode.

  • davie

    Will be watching. Loved BMW as a kid still do, this should be interesting. But I gotta somewhat agree that the series would be better suited for ABC Family rather than Disney Channel, but it can still be good, if it has any of the 90s nostalgia that I’m sure the BMW fan base is hoping for, it should be good

  • Alan

    With Disney Channel, I can see the leads singing, and exploting all their “talent” as usual.

  • #bravod

    This will be a nice “family comedy” replacement after Good Luck Charlie ends… #excited

  • #bravod

    Now that Good Luck Charlie is ending in early 2014, and now that Shake it Up may be over this year too, let’s start making 2014 schedules! I’ll start!

    8- Girl Meets World
    8:30- Dog with a Blog
    9- Jessie
    9:30- Phineas & Ferb/ Fish Hooks

    8- A.N.T. Farm
    8:30- Liv & Maddie
    9- Austin & Ally
    9:30- Gravity Falls

    What’s your “dream” schedule?

  • Chris

    No, right network right now. If this averages 2-4 million, it’ll be fine. They would have to worry about getting higher ratings than Disney. So now they will last a few seasons.

    BMWs first season didn’t have serious issues. it was purely family and kids.

    On the other hand, if Disney lets GMW go into high school, that’s another issue. But it may not go that far. It’s too soon.

    But, I am calling ABC family rerunning this aswell.

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