Girl Meets World Meets Jackée
Today’s headline involves a match made in TV heaven, which is some thirty years in the making. Actress Jackée Harry, often known as simply Jackée, has just booked the Girl Meets World pilot.
As you know, the Disney pilot, which has yet to be officially picked up, is a sequel to the popular ABC series Boy Meets World. In Girl Meets World we re-visit Cory, acted by Ben Savage and Topanga, acted by Danielle Fishel, who are now married with children. The show proposes to center on the couple’s daughter.
Well, another TV legend will appear in the pilot, reports the Huffington Post. It’s Jackée! The jury is still out on what role she’s playing.
Before we learned this latest development, the biggest news for the pilot was that Mr. Feeny actor, William Daniels would also appear in the pilot!
Jackée is best known for roles on Sister, Sister and 227. It’s been over ten years since Boy Meets World stopped filming, but it has been well over twenty years since 227 premiered. She has also appeared on Everybody Hates Chris and a funny spoof short called Nurse Jackée.
The cool news reminds me that two other 227 alums reunited not too long ago on the set of Southland, when the gritty cop show regular Regina King, who plays Detective Lydia Adams, interviewed a witness, the mother of a suspect with dementia, acted by 227 actress Marla Gibbs. Gibbs played King’s mother on 227. The episode was part of Southland‘s 4th season. It was a very cute TV moment. Season 5 check’s out this week.
The rest of the Girl Meets World cast are Rowan Blanchard in the staring role as Riley Matthews, Sabrina Carpenter as Riley’s best friend Maya Fox, Teo Halm as Riley’s older brother Elliott Matthews, Peyton Meyer as Tristan Friar, a cute boy at school, and Corey Fogelmanis as Shamus Farkle, a somewhat nerdy boy at school.