By Yvonne Villarreal Jun 26, 5: The '90s introduced a generation of viewers to a popcorn-haired squirt named Cory Matthews, and his tight-knit circle — bad boy bestie Shawn Hunter and quirky true love Topanga Lawrence. Advertisement Now, 14 years later, the world has a new acquaintance to make. She is joined in her pre-teenage antics by best friend Maya Hart Sabrina Carpenter.
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But will twentysomethings and older tune in with their kids, assuming they have them? And will all the nostalgic excitement translate into decent ratings?
But year-old Blanchard, who was plucked from an open casting call, just wants people to keep an open mind. While shooting the series inside a downtown Los Angeles studio in late May, there were other more pressing matters.
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A rehearsal for the season finale was underway and there was some disagreement over the elements of a scene. Savage was pushing for tweaks, but Jacobs was resisting the suggestions.
Acutely aware that the clock was ticking as a live audience waited to be brought in, Jacobs grumbled: As cameras were re-positioned, Fishel posed for several selfies with Carpenter and Blanchard, ultimately posting one on Instagram and racking up 18, "likes.
Even at the end of its run, it still commanded what would be a respectable average audience today — around 7. Disney Channel now averages about 3 million viewers in the 8 p.
Jacobs initially wasn't very keen on the idea. So I called Disney back.
Add your rating See all kid reviews. Riley's best friend, Maya Sabrina Carpenteris always by her side to guide or misguide, as is often the case her way through the ups and downs and to add some spice to Riley's life.
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Then there's Lucas Peyton Meyerthe new class cutie who seems smitten with Riley, and Farkle Corey Fogelmanisa know-it-all classmate with dueling crushes on both Maya and Riley. Riley's desperate to spread her wings, find herself, and conquer the world, but that's no easy task when your parents have high expectations for you and your dad isn't only your dad, he's also your teacher.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Disney revisits familiar sitcom territory in this spin-off of the wildly popular '90s series Boy Meets World, which followed Cory's teen years and eventual marriage to Topanga.
Now, more than a decade later, they're the role models for young Riley as she learns the same kinds of life lessons they muddled through in the original. The show clearly hopes to appeal to two demographics: Of course, in some cases, these could be parents and kids who can watch together.
For a project attempting to woo such different groups of viewers, Girl Meets World manages pretty well.
Cory and Topanga aren't the only familiar faces you'll see as the series evolves, but these reunions never overshadow the modern-day story of Riley, which is predictably pristine fare that doesn't tackle anything really serious. What it does instead is present a loving family structure whose members value honesty and communication, even when their views differ.