Children of the ‘90s have been buzzing since Disney Channel announced last week they’ll be updating the hit ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World,” focusing on a grown-up and married Cory and Topanga raising their teen daughter. (Yes, they’re old enough now to have a teen daughter… feeling ancient yet?) And now comes word that the new-look series centers on an ironic twist: The adult Cory, who famously irritated his crusty old teacher Mr. Feeny as a kid, is now… a seventh-grade history teacher!
Yes, TVLine confirms that Cory will be following in his old nemesis’s scholarly footsteps, teaching history to his 13-year-old daughter Riley and her peers. And though original series stars Ben Savage (Cory) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) have yet to sign on to reprise their roles, this recent tweet from Fishel sounds promising: “Just want you guys to know that @BenSavage and I have talked and we've decided... Thanksgiving is going to be delicious this year!” (Way to keep us dangling, Danielle.)
Of course, this is just the latest retro-nostalgic reboot to hit TV screens, following the recent revivals of “90210” and “Dallas,” with original stars like Shannen Doherty and Larry Hagman continuing their iconic roles. And we can’t help but notice that the man who played Mr. Feeny, TV veteran William Daniels, is still active on the small screen, having guest starred on “Grey’s Anatomy” earlier this year. Does the school where Cory’s teaching need a superintendent, perhaps?