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Meet Cory & Topanga’s Daughter From Disney’s New Spin-Off Girl Meets World

Submitted by on January 30, 2013 – 11:42 amNo Comment

The stork has officially landed, and Cory and Topanga‘s baby girl has officially been born.

As we previously reported, the adorable couple from the hit ’90s sitcom Boy Meets World are all grown up and ready to star in a brand-new Disney series called Girl Meets World. Twelve years after the original series went off the air, the new show will star Danielle Fishel (Topanga), 31, and Ben Savage (Cory), 32, and follow the childhood sweethearts as they raise their 13-year-old daughter Riley Matthews.

So, who will play the lovechild of one of America’s favorite kid couple? Meet Rowan Blanchard. The 11-year-old Los Angeles-based actress, who has appeared in such films as  Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D and The Back-up Plan, was an immediate hit with The Disney Channel‘s casting director after a nationwide casting search.

“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” Michael Jacobs, who’s producing the pilot for Girl Meets World, exclusively told Entertainment Weekly recently.  “Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.”

Since appearing on Boy Meets World, Fischel has played Marla in National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze and become a spokesperson for Nutrisystem, while Savage has made guest-appearances on shows like Bones, Chuck,  and Without a Trace. But, the actor is happy to reprise the role that made him famous.

“[It's] exciting and flattering that people are still so excited about the show after all this time,” he said during a recent interview. “No one wanted to really cash in, if you will, too early, or no one really wanted to do something that was going to be cheesy. So, when we all decided to get together for this, there were a lot of discussions. I’ve gotten [notes] from a lot of people who are worried that the show won’t hold up. That we shouldn’t do it because it’s going to ruin a lot of their childhood memories. We’re really working hard and doing everything we can to make sure that this is going to be something special and funny, and hopefully it’ll make new memories for a new generation.”

Check out another picture of Rowan below as well as a video of the tiny tyke singing “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” Are you excited to watch this girl meet the world?


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