Disney Channel will bring back a comedy series that has been performing well in the ratings for the cable channel. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the channel renewed “Girl Meets World,” the sequel to the hit 1990s ABC family comedy “Boy Meets World.”
The show will start production on its second season in November. The series has drawn strong ratings, debuting with 5.2 million viewers and ranking as the top series among kids and tweens. The renewal comes in the middle of its current 20-episode first season.
The comedy follows Cory and Topanga, the stars of the earlier show, as parents, with the show focused on their 13-year-old daughter, Riley.
The piece notes, “When news first broke that the series was in the works, those who grew up with the Friday staple had a social media freakout after learning original stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel would reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga. (Michael Jacobs, who created ‘Boy Meets World,’ returned to helm the series, along with April Kelly.)”