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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.
Ben Savage (Cory Matthews) and Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter) have both directed episodes.
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.
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.
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.

He offered roles to every previous Boy Meets World (1993) actor if s/he wanted to be involved with the new show.
Uriah Shelton was originally supposed to be in season 2 episodes Girl Meets World: Girl Meets the New Year (2015) and Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Legacy (2016), 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.
"Entertainment Weekly" named it one the most anticipated sequels of 2014 in an attempt to draw generations of viewers.
In Season 2 episodes Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels (2015) and Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington (2015), Eric is moping on the couch he is wearing a gray t-shirt and a green robe just like in Boy Meets World (1993) Boy Meets World: Hair Today, Goon Tomorrow (1996). In both episodes, he is also seen eating a large bowl of Coco Puffs with a jug of milk and chocolate syrup.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Sarah Carpenter (Sabrina Carpenter's sister) is in multiple episodes as a classroom student extra.
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.
Sabrina Carpenter (Maya Hart) and Rowan Blanchard (Riley Matthews) are actually best friends in real life.
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.

Former cast members Ethan Suplee, Blake Soper, and Jason Marsden all gave approval for the new series in separate interviews.
Matthew Nelson, who has written numerous Girl Meets World (2014) episodes thus far, also wrote and produced nearly twenty Boy Meets World episodes.
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).
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).
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.

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.
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.
In real life Ben Savage's brother Fred Savage has a son named Auggie.
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.
Lucas's first name was originally Tristian.
Peyton Meyer uses a fake Texan accent for the Role of Lucas - he is really from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Auggie's name was originally Louis.
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.
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
On April 10, 2014. the first teaser trailer of the series was released.

On May 2, 2014, a full trailer for Girl Meets World was released with a premiere date of June 27, 2014.
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.
Maya's last name was originally Fox.
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.
Ben Savage is the first adult to draw Mickey Mouse's ears while introducing the (his) upcoming show.
Throughout Boy Meets World (1993), Cory and Topanga's future children had a few different potential names: Chewbacca and Plankton (in jest), Cory Jr. and Barbara, Steven and Chloe (which was, for several seasons, Topanga's mother's name as well), and Beverly Glen. None of those names made it to the spin-off wherein they have a daughter named Riley and a son named August. Even the eldest son they almost had, who was ultimately cut from the show, was given the name Elliot instead of any of the names previously mentioned.
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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).
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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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
Unlike Boy Meets World (1993) with Cory, Girl Meets World (2014) did not follow Riley all the way through High School, having lasted only 3 seasons as opposed to 7 (which included Cory's college/early adulthood days after finishing high school), with the show coming to a halt during her first year of it.
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In Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Belief (2015), a hidden Mickey is visible 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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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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The series ( Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Goodbye (2017)) featured a big reunion of the Boy Meets World (1993) cast, including Daniel Jacobs who played Josh in the series finale of Boy Meets World (Brave New World). To pay homage Uriah Shelton - who played Josh on this show - is seen sitting down next to him.
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The only one whose room we have not seen is Lucas
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Maitland Ward (Rachel McGuire) and Alex Desert (Eli Williams) are the only "Boy Meets World" series regulars to have never made an appearance on this show.
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In season one, Riley wears a piece of clothing with a floral pattern in every episode
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Auggie's name is a nickname for August and he was played by August Maturo.
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All Halloween/Monstober Episodes have been titled "Girl Meets World of Terror".
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

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.
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 World: Girl Meets Farkle's Choice (2015) and Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Fish (2015), there is a goldfish named Chelsea who falls off the Empire State Building.

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