Ben Savage Says ‘Girl Meets World’ Lives Up to the Original ’90s Classic (Video)

Ben Savage assures fans of the 90s show “Boy Meets World” that the new Disney Channel spin-off has the same tone as the original

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:31 PM

’90s kids, rejoice!

Ben Savage promised fans of “Boy Meets World” that the Disney Channel spinoff, the aptly titled “Girl Meets World,” will be just as great as the original.

“Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer gave the once-and-again Cory Matthews the perfect setup when the cast appeared on the morning show on Tuesday.

“What do you want fans of the classic 90s show to get from this new version?” Spencer asked him.

“Well, a lot of the fans who watched ‘Boy Meets World,’ they kind of grew up with us and they’re very protective of the show,” Savage said. “And they’re nervous about this new show. And they want to make sure it sticks to the legacy and has the same tone and tenor as ‘Boy Meets World’ and I want them to know that it does, and we just finished our first season and we’re really, really happy.”

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“You felt comfortable to be back?” Spencer asked.

“It does. It’s a little different because my character, now, Cory, I’m a dad with two kids, and I don’t have kids in real life,” Savage said. “So it’s been a nice learning experience. And we’re having a great time and we hired a really wonderful cast and I think America is going to like them.”

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Rowan Blanchard — who plays daughter and star Riley Matthews —  revealed she was born after the show went off the air but was able to watch all the old episodes in preparation for her role.

“It’s a pretty fantastic show,” Blanchard said.

“We’re starting the show over with a whole new generation of fans,” Savage said.

The show premieres June 27 on Disney Channel.

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