Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 | 6 p.m.
“Cory & Topanga 4Ever” is no longer a silly scribble in a notebook. Disney Channel confirmed Tuesday that it’s developing a spinoff of the ‘90s ABC comedy “Boy Meets World” — and that the original show’s central couple will be back.
After weeks of rumors (that had twentysomethings squealing), the network acknowledged that it is working on a pilot called “Girl Meets World,” a sequel to the popular sitcom that aired from 1993 through 2000.
“I’m going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The ‘Boy Meets World’ sequel is officially happening,” Ben Savage tweeted Monday. And Danielle Fishel posted a blog on her Tumblr page making her involvement official.
Savage and Fishel will reprise their roles as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, the Ross and Rachel of the TGIF crowd. More than a decade later, they’ll be the parents of a 13-year-old daughter named Riley, the protagonist of the new show. A nationwide casting search to fill that role is under way.
The pilot is being produced by Michael Jacobs, who was the executive producer of “Boy Meets World” — in addition to “Charles in Charge” and “My Two Dads.”
Although the news has “Boy Meets World” fans in a frenzy, the new show is still in the development phase, so there are no guarantees about its future.
There’s also no word on whether any other familiar faces might pop up — has anyone started the Shawn (Rider Strong) and Eric (Will Friedle) and Mr. Feeny (William Daniels) petitions?