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Creator Michael Jacobs offered roles to every previous Boy Meets World (1993) actor if s/he wanted to be involved with the new show.
Sabrina Carpenter auditioned for the role of Riley and Rowan Blanchard auditioned for the role of Maya. They were later cast in the other's role.
Harley Keiner (Danny McNulty), Cory's old high-school bully from Boy Meets World (1993), now works as the janitor at Riley's school. The job was given to him by Cory himself.
Ben Savage (Cory Matthews) and Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter) have both directed episodes.
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.
Rider Strong, Will Friedle, Lee Norris, Trina McGee, and Maitland Ward all made numerous visits to the set to show support.
Series creator and producer Michael Jacobs talked about continuing story lines from Boy Meets World (1993), which started rumors of possible guest appearances, which did indeed come to be.
Anthony Tyler Quinn said multiple times in interviews that he would happily reprise the role of Mr. Turner if asked, which he has.
Sarah Carpenter (Sabrina Carpenter's sister) is in multiple episodes as a classroom student extra.
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.
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.
"Entertainment Weekly" named it one the most anticipated sequels of 2014 in an attempt to draw generations of viewers.
Michael Jacobs and Ray Colcord (Composer) wrote a theme song, and it was in competition until they heard "Take on the World" and agreed that theirs wasn't as good.
In January 2014, Disney Channel officially ordered an additional eight episodes, which made the first season a full 21 episodes.
Ben Savage (Cory Matthews), Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence-Matthews), William Daniels (George Feeny), Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), William Russ (Alan Matthews), Betsy Randle (Amy Matthews), Lee Norris (Stuart Minkus), Danny McNulty (Harley Keiner), Will Friedle (Eric Matthews), J.B. Gaynor (Tommy / T.J. Murphy), Anthony Tyler Quinn (Jonathan Turner), Matthew Lawrence (Jack Hunter), Trina McGee (Angela Moore), Blake Clark (Chet Hunter) and Kristanna Loken (Jennifer Bassett Minkus) are the only actors to play the same character in both this series and Boy Meets World (1993).
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.
Former Boy Meets World (1993) cast members Ethan Suplee, Blake Soper, and Jason Marsden all gave approval for the new series in separate interviews.
The show was nominated for a 2014 Teen Choice Award for Best Summer TV Show. However, it did not win. Its predecessor, Boy Meets World (1993), won a Teen Choice Award in 2000.
Neither Rowan Blanchard (Riley Matthews) nor August Maturo (Auggie Matthews) had been born when Boy Meets World: Brave New World: Part 2 (2000), the series finale of Boy Meets World (1993), was broadcast on May 5, 2000. They were born on October 14, 2001, and August 28, 2007, respectively.
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.
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).
Sabrina Carpenter (Maya Hart) and Rowan Blanchard (Riley Matthews) are actually best friends in real life.
Hidden Mickey: Custom made pillows on the Matthews' couch have flowers in the shape of Mickey Mouse.
In the original pilot, Riley and Auggie had an older brother named Elliott, who was played by Teo Halm. After the series was picked up, the series went under some creative retooling and the character was cut.
Matthew Nelson, who has written numerous Girl Meets World (2014) episodes thus far, also wrote and produced nearly twenty Boy Meets World episodes.
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.
Willie Garson, who played various roles on Boy Meets World (1993), returned for a to-be-revealed guest spot on Girl Meets World (2014). He also directed the season 2 episode Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Farkle (2015)
Ray Colcord, the music producer of the show, did the same job on Boy Meets World (1993).
Lucas and Maya are the only characters not be children of characters who have been in Boy Meets World (1993).
In some 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).
Although it states that Peyton Meyer (Lucas Friar) is in every episode it is clear that there are multiple episodes that he's not in.
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.
Although it has been established that Farkle's full name is "Farkle Minkus" (son of Stuart Minkus), he is never credited as such. He is only credited by his first name.
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.
Peyton Meyer uses a fake Texan accent for the Role of Lucas - he is really from Las Vegas, Nevada.
On April 10, 2014. the first teaser trailer of the series was released.
The Season Three opening credits of this show mimic that of the final seasons opening credits of Boy Meets World (1993), right down to the logo illustrated on the pavement as the cast walks over it.
Lucas's first name was originally Tristian lycanth
Auggie's name was originally Louis.
On May 2, 2014, a full trailer for Girl Meets World was released with a premiere date of June 27, 2014.
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
In real life Ben Savage's brother Fred Savage has a son named Auggie.
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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.
August Maturo's character Auggie wasn't in the original pilot. His character was added after the show was picked up to series and went through some changes.
Maya's last name was originally Fox.
When Boy Meets World (1993) premiered, Ben Savage was 12, turning 13 later in the Year. A similar thing happened with Rowan Blanchard when Girl Meets World (2014) premiered (Blanchard is 21 Years Younger than Savage).
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.
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Paris Berelc from Disney XD sitcom Mighty Med (2013) auditioned for the role of Maya Hart. It's likely that her role was rejected due to her Commitment with Mighty Med (2013). Berelc though would later star alongside Rowan Blanchard (Riley) in the Disney Channel Original Movie Invisible Sister (2015).
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
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).
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Ben Savage is the first adult to draw Mickey Mouse's ears while introducing the (his) upcoming show.
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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.
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In "Girl Meets Belief" (Season 2 Episode 24) there is a hidden Mickey in Maya's straw while at Topanga's. It is a blue Mickey Mouse straw which they actually give away at the Disney Parks.
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Before returning to play Cory Matthews again in Girl Meets World (2014) 14 years after Boy Meets World (1993) wrapped up, Ben Savage made a Guest Appearance in an episode of Phil of the Future (2004) as himself and in Shake It Up! (2010) as an Unamusing Accident Prone Critic, both of these roles having Savage be well into Adulthood.
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The only one whose room we have not seen is Lucas
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong), Cory's best friend, develops feelings for Katy Hart. Who is the mother of Maya Hart, Riley's best friend.
In the episodes Girl Meets Farkle's Choice (season 1) and Girl Meets Fish (season 2) there is a goldfish named Chelsea who falls off the Empire State Building.

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