Girl Meets World

Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel to star in 'Boy Meets World' spinoff

Nov. 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM ET

Cory and Topanga forever! Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, the beloved '90s TV couple best known to "Boy Meets World" fans as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, are set to reprise their roles in a new Disney Channel spinoff pilot of the teen comedy called"Girl Meets World," the network has announced. 

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Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel in 1999.

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The pilot -- still in the early stages of development with "Boy Meets World's" original creator Michael Jacobs -- will center around the couple's 13-year-old daughter, Riley. Casting is currently underway to find the actress who will play the titular star.

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"I'm going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The 'Boy Meets World' sequel is officially happening!" Savage, 32, tweeted Nov. 26 after the "Girl Meets World" news broke.

Fishel, 31, is equally as excited to see the new project take shape. "First of all, let me say that you, the fans of 'Boy Meets World,' have been awesome. That word is often used incorrectly by people, including myself, on a daily basis but you have truly been awe inspiring," she wrote in a fan appreciation letter posted to her Tumblr page. "You, yes, even you, are the reason that 'Girl Meets World' will be made."

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Though Fishel confirms the pilot will feature familiar "Boy Meets World" faces and themes, the actress says "Girl Meets World" is a new show entirely.

"'Boy Meets World' never spoke down to the audience and we are going to do our best to never do that with 'Girl Meets World.' But please keep in mind that this there will be episode 1, of season 1, of a brand new show," she wrote. "We started at the same place with 'Boy Meets World' but we evolved and we evolved quickly. For those of you who knew and loved 'Boy Meets World,' please allow this show to evolve as well. Stick with us. Give us a chance."

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