Girl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly that premiered on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014 and ended on January 20, 2017. The series is a sequel to Boy Meets World, which aired on ABC from 1993 to 2000 and followed the fictitious upbringing of Cory Matthews and his relationship with Topanga Lawrence. Savage and Fishel reprise their roles in the sequel, now living in New York City as parents of middle schooler Riley Matthews. The series centers around the life of Riley and her friends and family, particularly their school life, in which Cory is their history teacher. Riley shares a strong relationship with her best friend Maya Hart, who assists her in learning to cope with the social and personal issues of adolescence. Several of the Boy Meets World cast have made appearances in the show, also reprising their roles from the original show. Jacobs serves as the executive producer of the series.