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Ben Savage on 'Girl Meets World': Reliving a chapter from his childhood

Ben Savage feels back at home with 'Girl Meets World'
Ben Savage feels back at home with 'Girl Meets World'
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When it was announced that 'Girl Meets World' (sequel to the classic hit series 'Boy Meets World') was in production, all the 90's kids cheered. Yes, it's really true. The grown-up Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) are returning to television. According to a Fox news report dated Weds. June 25, the spinoff will begin airing on the Disney channel on Fri. June 27.

After seven successful seasons which brought a massive fan base of loyal viewers, 'Boy Meets World' called it quits in 2000. Though the series ended, the story of Cory and Topanga made it a show of staying power. Now, the follow-up series follows Cory and Topanga as married adults in New York City. The show primarily focuses on their daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard).

For Cory Savage, now 33, the spinoff takes him back to another place in time. He says filming the show is like a flashback to his childhood.

“It’s like reliving a chapter from your childhood,” he told Fox News. “They say you can’t go home again but this show is kind of proving that you sort of can.”

“I have a lot of déjà vu moments,” Savage said. “We have a lot of the same people working on this current series that we worked with on the original series. There’s a lot of moments when someone will be talking and I forget what year it is.”

It's understandable that Savage may forget what year it is considering many of the original cast members are returning. Among the group is Rider Strong, who played Cory's best friend Shawn.

While Blanchard is young and the original series aired before her time, she says she grew up watching reruns.

“I’ve seen every single episode,” she proudly claimed.

Having been through showbiz once, Savage has given some advice to his onscreen daughter.

“Ben has really talked to my parents and I about staying humble,” she said. “He’s kept us really grounded, the entire cast.”

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