There are some pilots on TV that we like to call sure things. For ABC, it was picking up “Agents of SHIELD” earlier this spring based on its massive popularity. Meanwhile, for the Disney Channel it was picking up “Girl Meets World.” This was quite possibly their first pilot ever to have adults just as excited as children, given that it was reviving a classic TV show, and giving a new generation a chance to enjoy it.
Early Monday, the news was confirmed that the cable network had ordered the show to series, prompting executive producer Michael Jacobs to release the following statement in celebration:
“Girl Meets World is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made ‘Boy Meets World’ so popular.”
For those who are pretty new to this show, the official logline should give you more of a sense as to how the two shows are really connected:
“Set in New York City, the new comedy series will tell the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that ‘Boy Meets World’ is renowned for — only this time from a tween girl’s perspective — as the curious and bright 7th grader Riley and her quick-witted friend Maya (played by Sabrina Carpenter) embark on an unforgettable middle school experience. But their plans for a carefree year will be adjusted slightly under the watchful eyes of Riley’s dad who’s also a faculty member — and their new History teacher — and Riley’s mom who owns a trendy afterschool hangout that specializes in pudding.”
This has to be a reason for the folks over at the Disney Channel to smile, given that it feels like this will be a runaway hit straight from the get-go. It’s every children’s network’s dream to have a show that parents will watch with their children, and this is it. Heck, the parents may even be the more excited then the kids to see Cory and Topanga back on their TV sets..
What’s your reaction to this? Does it make you want to back and watch old “Boy Meets World” episodes? If you want to read some more news related to the show, you can do so over at the link here.
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