Disney Channel's sequel of the popular 1993-2000 TGIF ABC sitcom Boy Meets World (1993) attracted 5.2 million total viewers in its premiere on Friday evening, June 27, 2014, on that cable network. The sitcom was the number-one series launch of 2014 among the major youth demographics. Also, 1.6 million adults aged 18-49 tuned into the premiere.
In Boy Meets World (1993), both Cory and Topanga attended John Adams Middle School. In the sequel, Riley attends John Quincy Adams Middle School, and William Daniels (George Feeny, Cory's old teacher) played John Adams in 1776 (1972).
Former Boy Meets World (1993) actor Lee Norris said that he talked with producer Michael Jacobs multiple times. He felt that it was a marvelous experience to be a part of something that affected so many lives.
In the original pilot, Riley and Auggie had an older brother named Eliot, who was played by Teo Halm. After the series was picked up, the series went under some creative retooling and the character was cut.
Both Sabrina Carpenter (Maya Hart) and Rowan Blanchard (Riley Matthews) play characters that are younger than their real age. Carpenter being 15 and Blanchard being 13 but they both Carpenter's character is 14 and Blanchard's character is 13. They both play 7th graders.
In the episode "Girl Meets Farkle's Choice," when Riley messes up her lines in the school news, Maya laughs hysterically at Riley's mistakes. For the scene, Sabrina Carpenter, the actress who plays Maya, was asked to give a real laugh. The laugh seen on-screen is actually real.