[04/12/13 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 12 Updates include: Peter Berg to direct HBO's "The Leftovers"; Kristin Chenoweth to join Matthew Broderick in CBS comedy pilot; and Patty Duke, Meredith Baxter to guest on "Glee."
[03/25/13 - 11:30 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 25 Updates include: Debra Messing to topline CBS's "Mother's Day" import; Seth Green tapped for lead on FOX's "Dads"; and Nelson Franklin cast in NBC's "Holding Patterns."
[03/04/13 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 4 Updates include: Naveen Andrews to get "Reckless" at ABC; Alexis Bledel joins FOX's "Friends & Family"; and Benjamin Stockham cast as title role in NBC's "About a Boy."
[01/31/13 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 31 Updates include: ABC gives drama "Lucky 7" pilot order; John Goodman joins Amazon's "Alpha House"; and Sabrina Carpenter is cast in Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World."
[01/28/13 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Monday, January 28 Updates include: NBC orders an additional episode of "Chicago Fire"; Rob Corddry, Allison Janney land pilots; and The CW gives green light to two more dramas.
[11/26/12 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Monday, November 26 Updates include: Syfy to wrap "Merlin" after five seasons; Natalie Morales joins ABC's "Trophy Wife"; and Duane Martin, Sheryl Lee Ralph board Nickelodeon's "Instant Mom."
[11/02/12 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 2 Updates include: Freddy Rodriguez reports to NBC's "After Hours"; James D'Arcy joins A&E's "Those Who Kill"; and Disney Channel eyes "Boy Meets World" sequel series.
DESCRIPTION: (from Disney Channel's press release, June 2013) Disney Channel has ordered "Girl Meets World," a comedy series for kids and families from executive producer Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World"). Starring are 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard ("Spy Kids All the Time in World in 4D") as the girl -- Riley Matthews -- 14-year-old Sabrina Carpenter ("Sofia the First" voice cast and a newly signed Hollywood Records recording artist) as her best friend Maya, and Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the "Cory and Topanga" roles they made famous in ABC's hugely popular sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000). Set in New York City, the new comedy series will tell the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that "Boy Meets World" is renowned for -- only this time from a tween girl's perspective -- as the curious and bright 7th grader, Riley, and her quick-witted friend Maya embark on an unforgettable middle school experience. But their plans for a carefree year will be adjusted slightly under the watchful eyes of Riley's dad who's also a faculty member (and their new History teacher) and Riley's mom who owns a trendy afterschool hangout that specializes in pudding.