November 12, 2012 2:02 PM EST
TV Guide: ‘Girl Meets World’ Happening Soon, Is Mr Feeny Coming Back, Too?
William Daniels, who plays Dr Thomas in the current season of the ABC series Grey's Anatomy, has recently exited the medical drama. Some avid fans of "Boy Meets World" are speculating (or hopeful) that this has something to do with Disney's upcoming series, "Girl Meets World."
Could Daniels play Mr Feeny in the series sequel of the popular 1990s sitcom? Or is he merely retiring? He is, after all, 85 years old now.
"Girl Meets World" will follow the story of "Boy" Cory Matthews, who is now a history teacher.
Here's a scoop from TV Line's Michael Ausiello:
"Cory and Topanga's Girl Meets World kiddo is a 13-year-old named Riley who's full of life, super positive and very loyal to her friends. She's got a slightly older brother, Elliot, and - this may make fans very happy- her dad is her history teacher. Yup: The Feen-ee has become the Feeny! The show also is casting Riley's best friend, a dark, edgy, acerbic girl named Maya who's probably not as pessimistic as she seems."
Girl Meets World is likely to use a time jump, considering Cory and Topanga were still in college when Boy Meets World ended in 2000. Perhaps Disney thought a young girl should enjoy as much playtime as possible before meeting the world, so to speak.
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are understood to have been approached so they could reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga, respectively. Fishel teased the series fans on Twitter early this month.
"Just want you guys to know that @BenSavage and I have talked and we've decided...Thanksgiving is going to be delicious this year!" she tweeted on Nov.3.
Disney did not run the show originally, but fans are only happy to know that their favorite young adult dramedy is creating a version for this generation.
Click on the slideshow to see fans' reactions to Mr Feeny's death on Grey's Anatomy, as well as speculations on "Girl Meets World."
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