Rider Strong Of ‘Boy Meets World’ Visits The New ‘Girl Meets World’ Set


When we first learned about the upcoming Boy Meets World spin-off many of us wanted to know if our beloved Shawn (played by Rider Strong) would be one of the returning characters. We never really got confirmation on that, but I did just check out his IMDB page, and it looks like he’s officially a part of the Girl Meets World cast! Eeeekkkkk! Rider recently stopped by the set of the new series and some of the new, younger stars took to Twitter to share their excitement. Click inside to learn more!

Boy Meets World Meets Girl Meets World:


People has the story:

It’s time for Girl Meets World to meet the cast of Boy Meets World.

Fans of the 90s sitcom Boy Meets World were excited to learn of the Disney Channel’s revamp of the series called Girl Meets World, which stars Rowan Blanchard as Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley Matthews.

Even more exciting, some of the original cast members of the beloved TGIF staple visited the set on the first day of filming, including Rider Strong, William Daniels, Will Friedle and Maitland Ward Baxter.

Sabrina Carpenter, who plays Maya, Tweeted, “Shawn and now Maya :) What an honor to meet you Mr. @RiderStrong,” on Thursday.

Blanchard also took to Twitter to share her excitement. “Rider Strong and Will Friedle visited us! OH MY GOSH,” she wrote.

In the reboot, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel play 13-year-old Riley’s happily married parents.

Honestly? I’m kinda gonna freak when that first episode airs, lol! Aghhh! And now that I’m pretty sure that Shawn will make an appearance, I’m even more psyched… Oh, Shawn.

Can’t wait!

  • D-

    Bring back Mr. Turner!!!!!!

  • NJ

    looks like Feeny is officially back for the pilot! TVLine says William McDaniel was there filming. Unfortunately Rider Strong and Will Friedle were just visiting. But hopefully it’s a good sign that they are welcome on set and that they will appear in future episodes. Can’t wait!

    • Shannon

      NJ, thanks for this– I’m about to post the Mr. Feeny news in a minute.

      I know Rider has said he’s not doing it, but IMDB never lies! LOL, I’m really hoping he’ll be making a few appearances, even if he’s not in the first pilot episode. We’ll see!

  • Thomas

    The pre-teen in my just screamed like a five-year old girl… and I’m 25. I LOVED Boy Meets World and for 7 years watched it faithfully on TGIF. I am really excited for this ‘continuation’ and think it’s a good sign that not only Ben & Danielle are back but also that the original writer/creator, Michael Jacobs, is on board. I hope the show stays true to the spirit of BMW and it seems like the former cast is all very supportive, on a personal level!