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Stars come back for “Girl Meets World”

For kids growing up in the 90s, there wasn’t a more popular coming-of-age tale than “Boy Meets World.” The ABC sitcom captivated millions, enjoying a seven year run that saw young Cory Matthews turn from innocent sixth grader to married man. But while viewers saw Cory grow from child to adult, they haven’t seen him tackle parenthood. For this reason, “Boy Meets World” plans to make a comeback with its sequel series, “Girl Meets World,” following Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley as she navigates her own life.

Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are set to return as newfound parents Cory and Topanga. Rowan Blanchard (“Spy Kids 4”) will play their daughter Riley, and Sabrina Carpenter was recently cast as Riley’s best friend Maya Fox.

No other characters from the previous show have so far been confirmed, but “Boy Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that there’s a strong chance for appearances.

Entertainment Weekly also got a chance to talk with Blanchard about being cast as Cory and Topanga’s daughter.

“She’s a lot like her dad in that she’s not a rebel,” Blanchard said. “She struggles with her dad because she doesn’t like being like her dad. She wants to be more original.”

Casting is still underway to find Cory and Topanga’s son as well as Riley’s crush, along with a nerdy student who will be the show’s new Minkus. Cory is set to become a teacher in the vein of Mr. Feeny, keeping an eye on his daughter. It’s unknown at this point what Topanga is doing, but more details will surely leak out when the pilot is shot later this month. Until then, “Boy Meets World” fans can rest easy knowing their favorite show is making a comeback.

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