‘Girl Meets World’ Season 1 Picked Up for 21 Episodes Total

Published 10 months ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 9:56 am,

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If the network ordering 8 additional episodes of Girl Meets World is any indication of its quality – at least to Disney Channel standards – Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) will likely be sticking around television for years into the future.

This week Fishel revealed on Twitter that additional episodes were ordered of the still yet-to-be-seen series:

By ordering 8 additional episodes, Disney tipped its hand as to their confidence in the series. Still, Disney’s confidence is likely in the show’s ability to reach the younger audiences – which was always the plan – and not fans of the original series. So while it may be great that Girl Meets World is being picked up for more episodes, Boy Meets World fans still have yet to see what the series has to offer them, as far as entertainment goes.

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No matter what, Girl Meets World is going to be met with frustration by longtime fans of Cory and Topanga, and 21 episodes is likely too long of a run to string together a through-story which will appease former fans, as well entice newer fans, to continue to watch. As always, the answer will be revealed in the pilot.

Both Girl Meets World and Degrassi: The Next Generation were created from established – not to mention beloved – franchises, and Degrassi: The Next Generation was able to win-over former fans by setting the pilot episode around a reunion of the former cast. After Degrassi’s premiere, they continued to involve former cast members well into its (now many) subsequent seasons, and then the former cast members, along with much of the original Degrassi: The Next Generation cast, were slowly phased out.

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Though what happened to Degrassi: The Next Generation may sound like a bad thing, overall, they continued to provide interesting stories for new and old fans to enjoy, together, and it was ultimately able to accomplish what many series never get a chance to: cycling out its audience.

Now that Degrassi: The Next Generation has been on the air for 13 years, fans of the original series were able to decide when to walk away from watching it and, since expectations were already met (even exceeded), there were was no ill-will and the franchise still remains a favorite to many.

Will Girl Meets World be able to do the same thing with Cory, Topanga, Louis (August Maturo), Riley (Rowan Blanchard) and Maya (Sabrina Carpenter)? Only time will tell, but Boy Meets World fans better prepare themselves to see a series that the Disney Channel deems worthy to air on their children’s network.

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Girl Meets World will premiere summer/fall 2014 on the Disney Channel.

Source: Twitter (via: TV Guide)

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  1. lol. They went along with this after all?

  2. I love these characters but every Disney show they release just gets worse.

  3. No Mr. Feeny. No SALE!

  4. Why does the article kind of imply that Boy Meets World was not a kids show? It keeps talking about how Girl Meets World will be for a younger audience, and aired on Disnye’s childrens newtwork….how is that different from Boy Meets World? Boy Meets World as not aimed for an adult demographic.

    • It’s because of the age of his daughter i’m assuming. Just awkward… Disney jokes. I think he believes it won’t have the same heart, and boldness the original series had. They talked about joining a cult for instance and how they struggled as friends because of their beliefs in that episode, ect. It was bleek. lol

      • Eh. I’ve always had the impression that GMW would seek out the same demographic as BMW when it was first aired. That would be kids, lol.

  5. I’ll check out the pilot to see how it is. As a kid, I loved BMW so I will give GMW a try

  6. Destined for dreck. Disney should have put it on ABC. BMW evolved its content and “maturity” level as the cast got older (and thus the fanbase), I find that scenario unlikely in this case given the network and target audience. Squandering potential in favor of another awful “sitcom” that’s going to further sh*t up the already horrible disney channel. Tragic.

  7. they should of left it in philadelphia with feeney, eric , shawn, aunt morgan, the parents giving grandparent advice, cory working at the school. topanga in some high powered executive type job, basically continuing BMW. but no, they have to make it different and probably will end up cancelled. we all want the same series back with of course the new offspring of cory and topanga and feeney living next door.

    • If u watched the end of BMW Topanga and Cory moved to NY because of an internship position for Topanga, and Shawn went w/them

  8. BMW’s subject matter grew w/the characters. As they got older it showed them faceing realistic issues for their age, & at the end sex was a big topic. What they are saying is GMW will not be picking up where the other left off. It will instead start over from a girls perspective & stay at a Disney Channel not an ABC or ABC Family maturity level! The only issue I have w/this is that Disney has made it clear that, even if the show has high ratings, 4 yrs is about their cut-off on how long they run. I don’t think they will give it a chance to be the next BMW or Full House.
    Example: The recent cancelation of Good Luck Charley & Shake It Up though they were some of their top highest in ratings!