Well this is a bummer. Just days after learning that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel would be returning as Cory and Topanga in Girl Meets World, Rider Strong, who played Shawn Hunter in the original Boy Meets World, confirmed that he would not be participating in the Disney Channel spin-off. Check out what Strong said on his official website below:
So I am extremely happy for Ben and Danielle to be able to continue the story. At this point, I have no official involvement in Girl Meets World. There might be a chance to see some of the BMW cast in a guest spot, and I think it would be nice to find out where our characters have been all these years. But Girl Meets World will be, and I think it should be, it’s own show. It will be about Cory and Topanga, their daughter, and a new set of characters.
Being that the bromance between Cory and Shawn was one of the highlights of Boy Meets World, this news is obviously devastating for fans. We're still not sure who will be showing up from the original, but as long as we get some more Feeny, we'll be satisfied.