After weeks of rumors (that had twentysomethings squealing), the network acknowledged that it is working on a pilot called "Girl Meets World," a sequel to the popular sitcom that aired from 1993 through 2000.
"I'm going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The "Boy Meets World" sequel is officially happening," Ben Savage tweeted Monday. And Danielle Fishel posted a blog on her Tumblr page making her involvement official.
Savage and Fishel will reprise their roles as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, the Ross and Rachel of the TGIF crowd. More than a decade later, they'll be the parents of a 13-year-old daughter named Riley, the protagonist of the new show. A nationwide casting search to fill that role is underway.
The pilot is being produced by Michael Jacobs, who was the executive producer of "Boy Meets World" -- in addition to "Charles in Charge" and "My Two Dads."
Although the news has "Boy Meets World" fans in a frenzy, the new show is still in the development phase, so there are no guarantees about its future.
There's also no word on whether any other familiar faces might pop up -- has anyone started the Shawn (Rider Strong) and Eric (Will Friedle) and Mr. Feeny (William Daniels) petitions?
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, the teens at the heart of Boy, will reprise their roles as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence. In Girl, they are a happily married couple and the parents of 13-year-old Riley, from whose point of view the story will be told.
A nationwide casting search is underway for the role of Riley Matthews.
Michael Jacobs, executive producer of Boy, is working on the project, which is still in the early stages of development. A pilot has not yet been ordered.
Boy, which ran from 1993 to 2000, was a popular coming-of-age comedy that followed the adventures of Cory, his family and friends.