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Disney Channel's 'Girl Meets World' set to premiere Friday, June 27

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Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:30 pm
`Girl Meets World`: A new generation of fans will meet Cory and Toganga - and their daughter, Riley. Pictured, from left, are stars Danielle Fishel, Rowan Blanchard and Ben Savage. (Disney Channel photo by Eric McCandless)
"Girl Meets World": A new generation of fans will meet Cory and Toganga - and their daughter, Riley. Pictured, from left, are stars Danielle Fishel, Rowan Blanchard and Ben Savage. (Disney Channel photo by Eric McCandless)

The eagerly anticipated premiere date for the comedy series "Girl Meets World" from executive producer Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World") has been set for Friday, June 27 (9:45 p.m.), on Disney Channel. The multi-platform rollout begins with the series' premiere episode available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel as of Wednesday, May 21, and a "Boy Meets World" marathon Sunday, June 15.

The debut of "Girl Meets World" will be ushered in by the premiere of the Disney Channel original movie "Zapped" (8 p.m.), starring Zendaya.

"Girl Meets World" introduces Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, while Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprise the roles of one of television's favorite couples from the nostalgic favorite "Boy Meets World." Sabrina Carpenter ("Sofia the First" and a Hollywood Records recording artist) plays Riley's best friend, Maya Hart. August Maturo plays younger brother Auggie Matthews. Peyton Meyer plays Riley's crush, Lucas Friar, and Corey Fogelmanis is Farkle, an intelligent and quirky classmate.

Made for kids and families, "Girl Meets World" tells the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that "Boy Meets World" is renowned for - only this time from a tween girl's perspective. It focuses on relationships with family and friends and the important, indelible values therein, as the relatable and adventurous Riley and her bold best friend, Maya, traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School - where Riley's dad is their history teacher. In the premiere episode, the typically studious Riley joins a homework rebellion in an attempt to be more like Maya, but it quickly leads to a rift between father and daughter.

Upcoming guest stars include "Boy Meets World" alumni William Daniels as the beloved teacher Mr. Feeney; Rider Strong as Cory's best friend, Shawn Hunter; William Russ and Betsy Randle as Cory's parents; Lee Norris as Minkus; Danny McNulty as Harley Keiner; plus Cloris Leachman ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show") Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Jackée Harry ("Sister, Sister" and "227"), Willie Garson ("White Collar") Charlotte Rae ("The Facts of Life") and musician Herbie Hancock.

"Boy Meets World" originally aired from 1993-2000 on ABC. It currently airs on ABC Family.

Starting Tuesday, May 20, a remix and original version of the "Girl Meets World" theme song, "Take on the World," performed by Blanchard and Carpenter and written by Matthew Tishler, Maria Christensen and Shridhar Solanki, will be released via digital retailers.

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