‘Girl Meets World’ Trailer: Cory and Topanga Are Parents Now

Published 1 year ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 9:56 am,

The Disney Channel is premiering a heavily buzzed-about new TV series this year – one which brings with it a hefty dose of 1990s nostalgia, no less. That program in question is Girl Meets World, a sequel series to Boy Meets World: the popular American sitcom that aired as part of ABC’s TGIF lineup for seven seasons, following its protagonist Cory Matthews from his time as a boy about to start middle-school on through to his years as a young (and married) fellow in college.

In Girl Meets World, Cory (still played by Ben Savage) remains married to Topanga (Danielle Fishel), and the pair are now living in New York and raising a family; the next generation of Matthews includes Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard), in addition to Riley’s younger brother Auggie (August Maturo). True to its name, this new show will be told from Riley’s perspective, as she begins the 7th grade and continues learning to navigate the tricky waters of life on her way towards becoming an adult.

No surprise, though, Girl Meets World will get its start by pulling down hard on the nostalgia chains of the many Boy Meets World fans out there, on its own journey towards establishing a proper identity for itself. That means numerous guest-starring appearances from familiar faces in the first 21-episode season of Girl Meets World, with the likes of Mr. Feeny (William Daniels), Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong) and even former ’90s-era geek Minkus (Lee Norris) already slated to make appearances in the foreseeable future.

The first Girl Meets World teaser trailer (see above, via E! Online), as you might expect, acknowledges that fact in a meta-fashion, offering a glimpse at Cory and Topanga as parents, in addition to introducing Blanchard as Riley and Sabrina Carpenter as Riley’s best friend, Maya Hart. Below, we have a picture of the show’s main cast, which includes Corey Fogelmanis as Shamus Farkle and Peyton Mayer as Lucas Friar – two of Riley and Maya’s peers, who will no doubt serve as cogs in the series’ week-by-week storylines.

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Girl Meets World creator Michael Jacobs, who also co-created Boy Meets World with April Kelly, has engineered this new series to feel only somewhat like an organic continuation of its predecessor; fans of the latter show might find themselves perplexed by some of the creative choices, such as having Topanga running a hangout spot “that specializes in pudding.” (And the show may not explain how she got there, either.)

Jacobs seems to be aware that the nostalgia draw factor will only help to get Girl Meets World off the launch pad; once that wears off, the TV show needs to be fully up in the air and capable of winning over the families who are interested in watching a new modern Disney Channel series of this ilk. It’s a very different game now on TV, from the time when Boy Meets World was airing.

Then again, not a whole lot of people expected Degrassi: The Next Generation to take off like it did, so who knows – maybe one day we’ll get to see Riley head off to college, just like we got to watch her parents do over a decade ago.


Girl Meets World will premiere on the Disney Channel in Summer 2014.

Source: E! Online

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  1. Ok as a child of the 90’s I loved BMW, and I am sure I am going to love this show just as much…but I gotta ask…WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH COREY’S NOSE!!!?

    • If I were to guess, being a rich kid of the 80s….. Too much ‘nose candy’

  2. Nope. Was curious for the past several months (years?), but after seeing that, I think I’ll pass. Yes it was a 10 second sliver, but it instantly stank of 12-year old girl drama show like Hana Montana and those other ones that infested the airwaves these past few years.

    • I’m pretty sure that was part of the goal, to make it like those girlie Hanna Montanna type shows. The script does a good job of that. So yea, this would annoy me too :)

    • yea I’m pretty sure that’s what they were going for lol

  3. Hello. That’s nice. I might watch it. I liked that show when I was a bit younger. I also watched Topanga’s show. It was so funny how she made jokes about people. I miss that show. It’s so nice they are bringing back another show with them. No wonder I haven’t seen her show anymore. I hope she has another come back. She made me laugh so much.

  4. I’m not sure.. I loved BMW so much. But this just feels like it will use Disney channel humor from wizards, Hannah montana, and other bad shows. hopefully it doesn’t though!

  5. This definitely doesn’t look as insipid as Disney’s usual shows nowadays. I’m gonna ride the nostalgia wave for as long as I can and hope it stands up to me realizing I’m watching a children’s show.

  6. Boy meets Nose?

  7. the little kid with curly hair, i can already tell hes goin to grow up weird lookin.

  8. Ahh. I was hoping for that 90’s feel, and partly expecting that old Boy Meets World dreamy filter…not sure why I was expecting it though…damn Disney.
    This’ll have no Shawn, no Eric, no Mr Feeney.
    I hate you Disney.
    But I love Topanga. Make that Disney money Danielle Fishell.

    • Yeah, I was interested at first but then they said no Shawn, Eric, and Mr Feeney? That turned me off. Those 4 made that show soo great and then you added in Topanga to the mix and it made it even better. Now it just feels like another recent Disney show. Anyone ever watched Clarissa Explains It All or Lizzie McGuire? LOL

  9. So basically all of my fears were confirmed. Having it air on Disney Channel did in fact mean it was doomed from the start, which was a poor decision by Disney. I wasn’t really expecting them to air this on ABC but they at least could have bridged the gap a little bit by airing it on ABC Family. Especially since a sizeable portion of the audience will be older viewers who grew up watching BMW. Instead its gonna be just like every other Disney Channel show.

  10. Did he get a nose job or something? Wow he looks ridiculous. I’ll pass

    • Too many lines…..

  11. Yup, I’m still crushing on Topanga

    • But now you are allowed to…. :)

      • What is that supposed to mean? Most young guys who watched her in BMW were about her same age. I’m 32, loved her back then, and still love her now.

  12. Why is he wearing a fake nose? Is that a gag on the show we are supposed to get?

  13. It’s nice to see Disney coming out with a tv show that does make the parents look like complete idiots, which seems to be a common theme with their shows nowadays.