You may have noticed a lack of Top 5 around these parts last weekend. Given the holiday weekend with friends and family, a slow news week in general, and my own recovery from Black Friday shopping at a local Wal-Mart (Note to past self: the kid next to you in line is going to unexpectedly throw-up so…just be prepared for that), it seemed like the logical time to take a week off. In spite of the holiday, though, a few cool things did happen the week before last so you’ll have to excuse the fact that some of this week’s items date back to two weeks ago.
Disclaimer aside, this week’s return includes Allison’s Confessions of a Star Wars Virgin series and more Star Wars news, Adam’s 2013 Oscar Previews, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel returning for the Boy Meets World sequel series, Girl Meets World, the first programming announcement and an abundance of first images from Sundance 2013, and the synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness finally sees the light of day. Find a brief recap and link to each after the jump.
Holy hell, it’s really happening. ABC’s 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World has long been a fan-favorite series, and the show’s popularity hasn’t seemed to wane much in the last 12 years it’s been off the air. As such, the news that Disney Channel was developing a sequel series titled Girl Meets World was met with much enthusiasm. The potential series would focus on the 13-year-old daughter of soul mates Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), Riley, but much it was unclear whether Savage and Fishel would be willing to return to the characters. Fans can rest easy now, though, as word comes that the actors are set to reprise their roles in Girl Meets World. Hit the jump for more.
[Update: Fishel posted a letter to fans about the upcoming series. Check it out after the jump.]
Here’s a blast from the past to kick off your Saturday: The Disney Channel is apparently developing a revival of sorts of the fantastic 1990s TV series Boy Meets World. TV Line reports that The Disney Channel is in the early stages of developing a sequel series called Girl Meets World. The follow-up show would center on the daughter of the unendingly loveable couple Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel). Hit the jump for more on this fascinating development.
If you’re reading this, there is a great chance that, by now, you’ve figured out the world isn’t perfect. Indeed, life is full of injustices as we all too often find the planet we inhabit serving as a playground on which no good deed goes unpunished – or in this case, no good show goes un-cancelled and/or un-released on DVD. Enter Boy Meets World. If you spent any amount of time watching network television on Friday nights from 1993-2000, you may remember ABC’s comedy-drama series about a boy (Cory Matthews, played by actor Ben Savage) becoming acquainted with the harsh realities outlined above. For seven indelible seasons, Boy Meets World documented the ebb and flow of the grocer’s son and his immediate gang (which namely included Danielle Fishel as Cory’s soul-mate Topanga, Rider Strong as his best friend Shawn, Will Friedle as his brother Eric, and William Daniels as the near omnipresent Mr. Feeny) as they laughed, cried, learned, and inevitably faded into a Philadelphia backdrop. More after the jump: