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Mr. Feeny’s Back In ‘Girl Meets World’ Pilot For Disney Channel

By | Saturday March 23, 2013 @ 2:38pm PDT

The beloved teacher has joined Disney Channel’s pilot for Girl Meets World, a potential reboot/followup to the ABC series Boy Meets World. William Daniels will reprise the signature role as Mr. Feeny, Deadline confirmed. Boy Meets World stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel were already aboard as grownup versions of their characters Cory and Topanga. The followup observes the world from the perspective of their daughter Riley, played by Rowan Blanchard. Project is from Michael Jacobs, co-creator/exec producer of the original show that ran on ABC from 1993 through 2000. (Photo of Daniels with Maitland Ward from the original series via Instagram)

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‘Boy Meets World’ Spinoff Will Be In Disney Channel Upfront Presentation Despite Racy Danielle Fishel Magazine Cover

By | Saturday March 9, 2013 @ 10:44am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel raised a few eyebrows with her racy spread in Maxim magazine, which has given celebrity blogosphere fodder for the past couple of days. But the timing of the story — just a few days before Disney Channel‘s upfront presentation next Tuesday, also reverberated to the higher-ups at Disney. Fishel and her Boy Meets World co-star Ben Savage topline Disney Channel’s spinoff pilot, now in production, which somewhat surprisingly has sparked a ton of interest from fans — thus Fishel’s Maxim interview. But the racy photos and some information she shared in the interview, including a cocaine reference, which I hear came as a surprise to Disney executive and Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs, triggered rampant speculation that unhappy Disney Channel brass, led by topper Gary Marsh, would be yanking the hot project from the upfront presentation where it was to be a major piece. But while the Maxim cover may not have been the best way to re-introduce the family-friendly franchise to a new generation, the spinoff is not being banished from Disney Channel’s upfront presentation, a network spokesperson said. “While the project is a pilot, and hasn’t yet filmed, it will then be put through focus group testing so we won’t know if it will be a series for months to come — however, because we are excited about it, we are taking the unusual step of including … Read More »

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