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Ben Savage Joins 'Girl Meets World' (90s 'Boy Meets World' Sequel) Alongside Danielle Fishel

Ben Savage will be playing Cory Matthews once again! The actor has joined the cast of "Girl Meets World," the sequel series to the '90s ABC comedy "Boy Meets World," according to the Disney Channel. Danielle Fishel will also reprise her "Boy Meets World" role as Topanga Lawrence for the pilot.

Disney Channel confirms the pilot is still in "very early stages of development" and that a nationwide casting search is still underway for 13-year-old Riley Matthews. "Girl Meets World" will follow Cory (Savage) and Topanga's (Fishel) teen daughter Riley. "Boy Meets World" creator Michael Jacobs is behind the project.

The cast for "Girl Meets World" will also include Maya, Riley's edgy best friend. Sounds a bit like Shawn Hunter to us!

In the new series Cory will be a history teacher, just like his "Boy Meets World" mentor Mr. Feeny.

"I'm very excited for Disney and [creator] Michael Jacobs," William Russ, who played Cory's dad Alan Matthews on the series, said in a statement to HuffPost TV. "They are a great team and will produce an exceptional show, I have no doubt."

Anthony Tyler Quinn, who played Mr. Turner on "Boy Meets World," told HuffPost TV he'd be interested in appearing on the new series.

"'Boy Meets World' was and continues to be these beautiful brushstrokes in my life," he said. "It was a wonderful experience, and I think Michael's going to create something fresh. I'd love to be a part of it."

Tell us: Are you excited that Cory and Topanga might be back on TV?

by Anonymousreply 6312/03/2016

He and Fred really grew up to be hot men.

by Anonymousreply 111/27/2012

Isn't he gay now?

by Anonymousreply 211/27/2012

What about that sexy little Rider Strong? What a great porn name, gone to waste. I guess there's always hope.

by Anonymousreply 311/27/2012

Um, Cory and Topanga are not old enough to have a teen daughter. WTF?

by Anonymousreply 411/27/2012

Rider Strong is super hot.

by Anonymousreply 511/27/2012

Will Fishel be making out with girls on the show like she does in real life?

by Anonymousreply 611/27/2012

Don't overthink it, R4.

by Anonymousreply 711/27/2012

R4. They got married right after high school and they're in their early 30's now. A 13 year old kid sounds reasonable.

by Anonymousreply 811/27/2012

Any news as to whether or not Will Friedle will sign on? I was always hot for him (and the Lawrence kid)...

by Anonymousreply 911/27/2012

R5- Mmmmmmm, Rider has grown into a sexy ass otter. I'd do so many unspeakable, filthy things to his mouth and ass.

by Anonymousreply 1011/27/2012

I just saw Rider on a Law & Order:CI rerun as a Muslim terrorist.

by Anonymousreply 1111/27/2012

Jesus, I hope he escaped Weinstein and that crowd. What they did to his brother is a crime. Christ, that poor kid.

by Anonymousreply 1211/27/2012

Please explain, R12.

by Anonymousreply 1311/27/2012

In high school, I was totally in love with Rider Strong. I used to dream of threesomes with him & Matt Lawrence. That show had the best eye candy for a 17 y/o gay boy.

Mr. & Mrs. Savage did well. Ben & Fred are both handsome men. Ben is actually hot, which is somewhat surprising. There were some college-age pictures which weren't very flattering. Glad he transitioned through that phase.

Nice to see child actors grow up not fucked up & be able to have quiet success in the industry.

by Anonymousreply 1411/27/2012

Back ON TOPIC (if only briefly)...

I remember watching this show when I was a kid. With all the shameless reboots, prequels, and sequels that Hollywood is coming up with, this actually seems like a clever concept to continue a show that was wholesome, funny, and successful. And the "continuation casting" is great.

by Anonymousreply 1511/27/2012

Rider Strong looks like a pancake with hair.

by Anonymousreply 1611/27/2012

R12. I would also like to know what you're talking about.

by Anonymousreply 1711/27/2012

This is NOT hot, is it?

by Anonymousreply 1811/27/2012

I'd do him, R18.

by Anonymousreply 1911/27/2012

Danielle turned out well.

by Anonymousreply 2011/27/2012

This is going to be cheesy as fuck, but as a 90s child, I'm embarrassingly excited.

by Anonymousreply 2111/27/2012

Will William Daniels appear?

by Anonymousreply 2211/27/2012

What the fuck is r12 on?

by Anonymousreply 2311/27/2012

Ben isn't sexy at all. Does he suck dick?

by Anonymousreply 2411/27/2012

Danielle playing Lilo playing Liz Taylor

by Anonymousreply 2512/01/2012

Ben Savage is gay.

Years ago someone here posted a camera phone pic of him at a gay bar. He was with a guy.

by Anonymousreply 2612/01/2012

I remember the photo, R26. It was posted here. If you try to Google it, though, you can't find it.

by Anonymousreply 2712/01/2012

Girl Meets World? Does the first episode begin after she's raped by several football players?

by Anonymousreply 2812/01/2012

Rider Strong is gay.

When I found out that people who went to Stanford with Ben said he's gay too, it made me wonder if they ever fucked around in the BMW days.

by Anonymousreply 2912/01/2012

Read on Vulture that Rider Strong is not going to do the new show.

by Anonymousreply 3012/02/2012

I think he's cute.

by Anonymousreply 3112/02/2012

Didn't a poster here once say that Rider Strong hit on him in a gym locker room? I remember the poster saying that Rider had a very full, thick bush - that makes sense, given how hairy the rest of his body is.

by Anonymousreply 3212/02/2012

BMW was my childhood. Me, my bro, and sis would crack up at every episode.excited for this.

Never thought Ben was gay but he was kinda lispy by the end. But then, so was Fred.

by Anonymousreply 3312/02/2012

Fred DEFINITELY grew up to be hot.

by Anonymousreply 3412/02/2012

I thought Rider Strong had a girlfriend?!

Or was that just a front?

by Anonymousreply 3512/02/2012

I think Ben turned out much better than Fred. It's for the best, I suppose, since Ben is the gay one.

Is Ben a Republican, though? He interned for Arlen Specter once.

by Anonymousreply 3612/08/2012

He wasn't too interested in girls in college, R35.

by Anonymousreply 3712/08/2012



by Anonymousreply 3812/08/2012

Please tell me Rider Strong is gay. I vaguely remember watching some late-night interview back in the late '90s/early '00s where he was being interviewed and he was FLAMING. He mentioned going to Occidental College (very liberal arts college in LA) and that's the last I've seen or heard from him.

by Anonymousreply 3912/08/2012

Ben has never been linked with any girl. He's in his 30's now, with nary a female in sight.

Will Disney make him beard for the new show?

by Anonymousreply 4012/08/2012

My response? Controller meets Thumb.

by Anonymousreply 4112/08/2012

Almost certainly, R41. This is how the series should play out, though...

'Girl Meets World' sees Ben's character living with his gay Sri Lankan lover (Kal Penn), and raising an adopted 5th grade girl. Ben has lost his job as an insipid software programmer, and is pity-hired by hirsute ex-lover Rider Strong. The job is in the gayborhood, and Rider still has feelings for Ben. Hijinks ensue.

by Anonymousreply 4212/08/2012

Rider followed the Obama path and transfered to Columbia, R39. And I can tell you that while there, he was quietly (albeit openly) gay. Or at least everyone I knew that met him said he was pretty open about it. And word traveled because the show was so big for our generation, and everyone was amazed that Shawn Hunter was a gay.

Admittedly, I never met him, but then I was a major closet case at the time anyway.

by Anonymousreply 4312/08/2012

Meet Cory and Topanga’s daughter. Maybe she'll grow into her looks.

by Anonymousreply 4401/29/2013

Apparently Rider didn't get the gay memo, since he got enegaged to his long-term girlfriend in December.

by Anonymousreply 4501/29/2013

aw, she's cute, r44.

by Anonymousreply 4601/29/2013

Anyone know anything interesting about Ben?

by Anonymousreply 4710/19/2013

Is Fishel still denying her Jew girl looks?

by Anonymousreply 4803/03/2015

I watched two episodes of this the other night. Ben has some odd facial thingies going on.

And they need to keep an eye on the boy playing Farkas. He is so flamming he might catch something on fire.

by Anonymousreply 4903/03/2015

r47, watch the documentary about child abuse in Hollywood

by Anonymousreply 5003/03/2015

This didn't turn out to be the hit it was expected to be, did it? Dies it have much buzz?

by Anonymousreply 5103/03/2015

r51, it received good ratings

by Anonymousreply 5203/03/2015

Girl Meets World is too much of a "Disney" show.

They need to watch that.

Boy Meets World was a legit sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 5303/03/2015

His name is Farkle, R49.

by Anonymousreply 5403/03/2015

The show started its second season this week with five new episodes, including a visit to Mr. Feeney and a visit from Cory's other brother, Eric, who has gone from normal-acting (at the start of BMW) to idiot (by the end of BMW) to hippie peacenik weirdo. And he looks more like he'd be Shaun's brother than the Semitic Cory.

The show hasn't let up on its contrived storylines and didactically preachy, on-the-nose dialogue, occasionally borrowing BMW's tropes to score nostalgic laughs. And Lucas and Farkle make more sense as a couple than Lucas and Riley.

by Anonymousreply 5505/21/2015

It looks like another Boy Meets World alum is headed to Girl Meets World. EW confirmed Thursday that Matthew Lawrence will bring his perfect hair and 6 percent body fat to the Disney spinoff.

He first appeared in season 5 as Shawn Hunter’s (Rider Strong) long lost (and overly confident) brother, Jack. When we last saw him in the series finale, he was headed to the Peace Corps with Rachel (Maitland Ward).

Lawrence will reprise his role in one episode this season, but no further details have been released. He joins a hefty list of former BMW cast members stepping into the GMW universe including Strong, Will Friedle, William Daniels, Trina McGee, Blake Clark, and Anthony Tyler Quinn.

by Anonymousreply 5606/05/2015

Agree with R20 that Danielle turned out quite beautifully, she has a lovely figure and seems like a total doll, in a saucy kinda way. The idea of her being lez (mentioned upthread) surprises me, though..anyone flicked through her autobio for deets?

Rider has a mischievous, 'cute' look about him for a grown man, it's not a turn-off though. R9 is correct, Friedle/Lawrence were the sexiest ones in BMW (maybe because they were older?). Will's voice for 'Batman of the Future' Terry (in the cartoon Batman Beyond) is strangely hot.

Hard to believe Rider is gay, too. Maybe too difficult to imagine, because his character Shawn was girl-crazy in a very overt, physical way.

by Anonymousreply 5705/09/2016

[quote]Hard to believe Rider is gay, too.

Wait, what? I thought he had a girlfriend and they were expecting a baby.

by Anonymousreply 5805/09/2016

Same tbh. Posts here and elsewhere state he was known as Out and gay in College, but even if it was the case then, it certainly isn't anymore. It's not impossible that he just self-closeted again once he got back in front of a camera, but probably best to take it with a pinch of salt anyway.

by Anonymousreply 5905/09/2016

Rider's older brother Shiloh is adorable and a half-decent actor (possibly the better of the two), but he mostly sticks to writing for television now after a couple of shows he was on in the 00's got cancelled. He's written a handful episodes for GMW, and probably will continue if it gets renewed (and Rider stays). They both seem like sweet nebbish boys and good brothers, if a little snobby about their education.

Shiloh was great on Dinotopia, as the nerdy but cute Jewish doctor in training/dinosaur trainer. Don't remember much about the show other than his character, and cabaret singer Lisa Zane's villainous queen character. They had unusually amazing chemistry for a shitty Hallmark show, and considering their age difference (she's nearly 18 years older than Shiloh), so knowing Lisa she probably tapped that. Go girl!

by Anonymousreply 6006/27/2016

Is it a hit?

by Anonymousreply 6112/03/2016

Has Ben come out yet?

by Anonymousreply 6212/03/2016

His nose has

by Anonymousreply 6312/03/2016
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