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[05/02/14 - 10:11 AM]
Disney Channel's Highly-Anticipated Comedy Series "Girl Meets World" Set to Premiere Friday, June 27
Plus: the series' premiere episode will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel as of Wednesday, May 21.

[via press release from Disney Channel]

DISNEY CHANNEL'S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED COMEDY SERIES "GIRL MEETS WORLD" SET TO PREMIERE FRIDAY, JUNE 27

Premiere Episode Available to Verified WATCH Disney Channel Viewers Beginning May 21

The eagerly-anticipated premiere date for the comedy series "Girl Meets World" from executive producer Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World") has been set for FRIDAY, JUNE 27 (9:45 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The multi-platform rollout begins with the series' premiere episode available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel as of WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, and a "Boy Meets World" marathon on SUNDAY, JUNE 15. The series' auspicious debut includes a multi-platform rollout, beginning with the premiere episode available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel as of WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, and a "Boy Meets World" marathon on SUNDAY, JUNE 15 on Disney Channel.

The debut of "Girl Meets World" will be ushered in by the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie "Zapped" (FRIDAY, JUNE 27 8:00 p.m.) starring Zendaya.

"Girl Meets World" introduces Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, while Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprise the roles of one of television's favorite couples from the nostalgic favorite "Boy Meets World." Sabrina Carpenter ("Sofia the First" and a Hollywood Records recording artist) plays Riley's best friend, Maya Hart. August Maturo plays younger brother Auggie Matthews, Peyton Meyer plays Riley's crush Lucas Friar and Corey Fogelmanis is Farkle, an intelligent and quirky classmate.

Made for kids and families, "Girl Meets World" tells the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that "Boy Meets World" is renowned for - only this time from a tween girl's perspective. It focuses on relationships with family and friends and the important, indelible values therein, as the relatable and adventurous Riley and her bold best friend Maya traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School where Riley's dad is their History teacher. In the premiere episode, the typically studious Riley joins a homework rebellion in an attempt to be more like Maya, but it quickly leads to a rift between father and daughter.

Upcoming guest stars include "Boy Meets World" alumni William Daniels as the beloved teacher Mr. Feeney, Rider Strong as Cory's best friend Shawn Hunter; William Russ and Betsy Randle as Cory's parents; Lee Norris as Minkus and Danny McNulty as Harley Keiner; plus Cloris Leachman ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Kiss Me Deadly"), Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Jackée Harry ("Sister, Sister" and "227"), Willie Garson ("White Collar" and "Sex and the City"), Charlotte Rae ("The Facts of Life") and musician Herbie Hancock.

"Boy Meets World" originally aired from (1993-2000) on ABC. It currently airs on ABC Family. The "Girl Meets World" multi-platform premiere schedule includes the following:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

Series premiere of "Girl Meets World" available for verified users of the popular Watch Disney Channel for desktops, smartphones and tablets.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

Disney Channel airs four-hour "Boy Meets World" Father's Day marathon.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13

Free download of "Girl Meets World" preview episode available on iTunes.

FRIDAY, JUNE 27

All-new episode of "Jessie" on Disney Channel (7:30-8:00 p.m., ET/PT).

Premiere of Disney Channel Original Movie "Zapped" starring Zendaya (8:00-9:45 p.m., ET/PT).

Disney Channel series premiere of "Girl Meets World" (9:45 p.m., ET/PT).

SATURDAY, JUNE 28

"Girl Meets World" premiere episode available for purchase on Amazon, XBOX and Google Play.

FRIDAY, JULY 11

"Girl Meets World" debuts in its regular time slot (8:30-9p.m., ET/PT). The evening will be hosted by the cast.

Starting Tuesday, May 20, a remix and original version of the "Girl Meets World" theme song "Take on the World," performed by Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter and written by Matthew Tishler, Maria Christensen and Shridhar Solanki, will be released via digital retailers.

"Girl Meets World" was created by Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World," "Dinosaurs," "My Two Dads," "Charles In Charge") and April Kelly ("Boy Meets World") and is executive-produced by Jacobs. The series is from It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. and Michael Jacobs Productions and carries a TV-G parental guideline.

Disney Channel is #1 among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens in Total Day measurements. Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.





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[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
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