Mr. Feeny’s coming to ‘Girl Meets World’

Posted at 2:11 PM, Mar 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-26 14:13:18-04

By Breeanna Hare


(CNN) — The creative team behind “Girl Meets World” seems to know that the spinoff just wouldn’t be a spinoff without Mr. Feeny.

According to Entertainment Weekly, William Daniels’ tough but endearing George Feeny will be in the pilot episode of Disney Channel’s “Boy Meets World” follow-up.

Daniels was as integral to the storyline of “Boy Meets World” as Ben Savage’s Cory Matthews. He started off as Cory’s teacher and next door neighbor, and soon morphed into a virtual member of the Matthews family.

Cory, now an adult and a husband with two kids, will be in Feeny’s old role as a teacher in the pilot, instructing at his daughter Riley’s (Rowan Blanchard) school.

Fans hoped that Daniels was on board to appear in the pilot when photos surfaced of his visit to the set last week. It turns out that the actor was working, but it’s still unknown what role he’s taking in the story.

Thus far, it looks like the visit Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter) and Will Friedle (Eric Matthews) paid to the set last week was just for fun – TVLine reports that the two “Boy Meets World” actors don’t appear in the “Girl Meets World” pilot.

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