When reports of a sequel to the TGIF staple Boy Meets World began circulating in early November, they were followed by a cryptic tweet from the once and future Mrs. Topanga Matthews, Danielle Fishel: “Just want you guys to know that@BenSavage and I have talked and we've decided...Thanksgiving is going to be delicious this year!” Turns out the actress was simply employing some season-one-Topanga-style mysticism, foreseeing the post-Thanksgiving announcement that both she and Savage have signed on to reprise their Boy Meets World roles for the Girl Meets World pilot.
Of course, it’s entirely possible Fishel and Savage actually spent Turkey Day drafting up delicious storylines for Rider Strong’s Shawn Hunter—before symbolically “eating” them by tossing the script pages in the garbage. That’s just one of the many conclusions you can jump to—and most Girl Meets World news has been nothing but jumping to conclusions—in the wake of Strong’s statement that he currently has “no official involvement” with the new series. Yes, just like a stable home life, a motorcycle-riding father figure/mentor, or that awesome cult he almost joined that one time until buzzkill Cory told him not to, Shawn Hunter just can’t have nice things. Though he’s awfully appreciative of the continued affection for Boy Meets World, Strong wants fans to know that the new show he probably has no hand in shaping will be its own separate entity: “There might be a chance to see some of the BMW cast in a guest spot, and I think it would be nice to find out where our characters have been all these years. But Girl Meets World will be, and I think it should be, it’s own show. It will be about Cory and Topanga, their daughter, and a new set of characters.” Strong then hung up the payphone and exited the scene while the words “executive producer Michael Jacobs” flashed onscreen, setting out to greener pastures in the final pages of a Girl Meets World spec script which is now totally useless, I guess. Oh well: Now onto to the outline of the Adam Scott vehicle “Griff Returns!”