‘Boy Meets World’ Star Teases Sequel Appearance – Should Shawn Return?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 9:56 am,

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A couple days ago Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel were confirmed to return as Boy Meets World lifelong sweethearts Cory and Topanga in Disney’s followup series Girl Meets World. Shortly thereafter, Fishel released a personal (and pretty heartfelt) statement that touched on a handful of topics – including, how BMW fans should anticipate that GMW will be its own thing, as opposed to “BMW brought back to life but in current day.”

In other words, that means (among other things) a number of BMW fan-favorite characters won’t be coming back for anything beyond the occasional episode-by-episode appearance – assuming they return at all. Rider Strong (who played Cory’s BFF Shawn Hunter on BMW) has likewise come out and made it known that no, he won’t be a regular on GMW, contrary to the wishes expressed by many a fan.

… Of course, that doesn’t completely rule out the possibility of an episode or two on GMW where viewers get to catch up with Rider’s (former?) bad boy with a heart of gold and find out what’s happened to him over the past thirteen years; not to mention, find out whether or not he and Angela Moore (Trina McGee) ever got back together after the latter spent a year living in Europe with her father.

Here is the statement from Rider, from his official site:

Boy Meets World was a defining aspect of my life, and I cherish those seven years. It was never just a job - on a personal level, many of my best memories and friendships were formed because of it.

So I am extremely happy for Ben and Danielle to be able to continue the story. At this point, I have no official involvement in Girl Meets World. There might be a chance to see some of the BMW cast in a guest spot, and I think it would be nice to find out where our characters have been all these years. But Girl Meets World will be, and I think it should be, it’s own show. It will be about Cory and Topanga, their daughter, and a new set of characters.

It’s the next generation.

And I, for one, can’t wait to see it evolve.

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As both Rider and Fishel have pointed out now, Girl Meets World looks to foremost be a standalone sitcom about the lives of Cory and Topanga’s adolescent daughter, son, and their friends. The show ultimately has to thrive on its own terms, rather than constantly attempt to shoehorn in beloved BMW characters (like, say, Stuart Minkus) in a contrived effort to keep viewers’ interest with ‘fan service.’

Still, it doesn’t require a stretch of the imagination to envision a visit from “Uncle” Shawn taking place at some point in GMW; not to mention, wacky Uncle Eric (Will Friedle) checking in every so often to see how his favorite nephew and niche niece are doing. That’s to say: don’t count out either Rider or other side cast members from BMW being involved somewhere down the line with GMW just yet.

Screen Rant will keep you posted on Girl Meets World as the story develops.


Source: Rider Strong

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  1. I for one cannot wait for this show to start. BMW was such a big part of my life growing up in the 90′s I feel like the hollywood gods have answer my prayers and brought back at least one fan fav show from the 90′s worth bringing back. Thank You MJ and the rest of the cast for wanting to do this.

  2. For the sequel series to Boy Meets World, I am hoping it has the same tone as its predecessor. I like the idea of Girl Meets World of being its own show. Oh and I’m hoping that other cast members in the show, return for at least 1 or a few episodes, for a better example as to whom, I am speaking about: Rider Strong who played Shawn Hunter. William Daniels who played George Feeny. Will Friedle as Eric Matthews. William Russ and Betsy Randle as Alan and Amy Matthews. Lily Nicksay as Morgan Matthews. Matthew Lawrence as Jack Hunter.

  3. I would like to see Ethan Suplee as Frankie Stechino make a few episodes.

  4. I think people will end up dissapointed in this. Riley will be the main character of this how. Corey and Topanga will be supporting characters, just like Allen and Amy Matthews were in the original. Corey and Topanga will not likely be the focal point of many episodes.

    • from what i have read that cory is going to be riley and maya history teacher in the show so hes going to be in all the episode of the show and i dont know what topanga going to be in the show yet and i really cant wait for it to start

  5. haha! nice on the “niche/niece” part :P only few BMW fans will get it!

  6. I would want Eric Matthews can’t watch it without the real him in it I really liked will friedle

    • He is my biggest fan ever I watched him on Kim possible my date with the presidents daughter are you afraid of the dark boy meets world and now girl meets world I am really sorry I wasn’t trying too really hurt him Wasn’t too attack him either