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.
Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong), Cory's lifelong best friend since childhood, has been traveling around as a writer and a photographer for a website for the past thirteen years; it is revealed that although he lived in New York, near Cory and Topanga, for some time after high school, he left town for his traveling career on the day Riley was born, because he felt out of place, and some jealousy, spending so much time with Cory's growing family when he is a single man.
Uriah Shelton was originally supposed to be in season 2 episodes Girl Meets the New Year and Girl Meets Legacy, but was written out of those episode due a motorcycle accident leaving Uriah to stay in the hospital in critical condition for a few months.
Girl Meets World (2014) takes a similar path in each Season to Boy Meets World (1993). Season 1 and 2 of both shows being set during Middle School for Cory and Riley respectively, whilst Season 3 involves heading on to High School.
Although Corey Fogelmanis (Farkle Minkus) is in every episode, he is not in the opening credits for Unknown Reasons. During the second half of the 1st Season he is included as "Also Starring" during the credits after the theme song. Starting in Season 2, he is officially added into the opening credits. A similar thing happened with Caroline Sunshine in a Previous Live Action Disney Channel Series, Shake It Up! (2010).
In Season 2 Episide 9 "Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels" and "Girl Goes to Washington", when Eric is moping on the couch he is wearing a grey t-shirt and a green robe. Just like in Boy Meets World (1993) Season 4 Episode 2 "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow". In both episodes he is also seen eating a large bowl of Coco Puffs with a jug of milk and chocolate syrup.
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.
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 some of the episodes, when Maya and Riley are in the subway station there is a poster behind them that says "It is cool to stay in school." and has a picture of Mr. Feeny on it. Mr. Feeny was Cory, Topanga, and Shawn 's teacher from Boy Meets World (1993).
On May 19, 2014, "Take on the World," the official theme song of the series, was released, being the First Live Action Disney Channel Theme Song to be sung by 2 Main Cast Members, with Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter doing a duet.
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.
The original pilot was filmed from March 20th, 2013 to March 22, 2013 at Sunset Gower Studios, but the new pilot began filming on November 11th, 2013 at L.A. Center Studios and all subsequent episodes of the series have been filmed there.
Shawn says in one of the episodes that he is 32, which means that Cory is also 32 and Riley is 14, which means Cory and Topanga had Riley at 18, which doesn't fall into the Boy Meets World (1993) timeline
Sabrina Carpenter and Corey Fogelmanis, the roles of Maya and Farkle respectively, were in the PPH production of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell: A Pirates Christmas together as siblings. Auggie was also a part of the musical
Rowan Blanchard (Riley) and Sabrina Carpenter (Maya) are the only actors to appear in every episode of the show as of August 2016. Of the main actors who have been regulars from the start, August Maturo has been absent from most episodes; there have been 16 episodes that doesn't feature Maturo's character Auggie as of August 2016. Peyton Meyer (Lucas) also has a relatively high absence number with eight episodes (most from season 1). Corey Fogelmanis (Farkle) has three absences, while Danielle Fishel (Topanga) and Ben Savage (Cory) have two and one respectively.
Cory in Boy Meets World (1993) went to John Adams high, Riley went to middle school at John Quincey Adams, and now they go to high school at Abigail Adams (a reference to John Adam's wife, John Q. Adams's mother).
First Live Action Disney Channel Series to Break the Tradition of "if a show's intro uses clips from each episode, it'll always be like that" and "if a show's intro only focuses on stuff filmed for the intro, it'll always be like that". Since Season 3 no longer uses clips from each episode in the Intro.