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‘Girl Meets World’ Cuts Teo Halm’s Older Brother Role


‘Girl Meets World’ Cuts Teo Halm’s Older Brother Role


Well, it looks like ‘Girl Meets World’ will be short of an older brother when the show premieres on the Disney Channel.

Actor Teo Halm recently revealed on Twitter that he will no longer be playing Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga’s (Danielle Fishel, above) oldest son, Elliott Matthews. Yesterday he broke the news by tweeting, “So guys, Disney decided that it wouldn't work to have an older brother on the show; I won't be on Girl Meets World. Thank you to everyone❤️.”

‘Girl Meets World’ Cuts Teo Halm’s Older Brother RoleFishel also tweeted her former onscreen son some support, “Teo, you are an incredible talent and I adore you. You may still call me "mom." :)”

The highly anticipated ‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off will now focus on Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard), along with their youngest son, Louis (August Maturo). For those who don’t know, the show tells the story of adults Cory and Topanga and will obviously center on their daughter’s navigation through life. Like her father’s sidekick and bff Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong), Riley will also have her own best friend named Maya (Sabrina Carpenter). Funnily enough, Cory will also be Riley’s history teacher, while Topanga runs an afterschool hangout that specializes in pudding -- yes, pudding.

Set in New York City, the comedy series is all about the “tween girl’s perspective.” As executive producer Michael Jacobs relayed in a statement, “‘Girl Meets World’ is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made ‘Boy Meets World’ so popular.”

Do you think it’s a mistake for Disney to cut Halm’s character? Do you think the show will do better if it focuses somewhat completely on Riley? Let us know your thoughts.

‘Girl Meets World’ is scheduled to premiere in 2014.

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Written by: akoerner
Oct 6th, 2013, 4:51 am

Images courtesy of Disney Channel, Twitter


Message Posted On Aug 12th, 2014, 2:16 pm
They basically didn't recreate the Matthews family . It would have been great to see Riley get advice from a big bro just like Corey . I almost cried when I heard the sad news. The should have thought this through better before they cut Teo. He would have made the show better they made a huge mistake

Message Posted On Jun 30th, 2014, 11:52 pm
i just saw the pilot and was relieved to find out there was no older brother. as a parent of three kids, the first two who are a year apart, i can attest that it is far more believable that topanga made it through law school and becoming a practicing lawyer with one baby than with two. the fact that young parents cory and topanga waited several years to have their second child is also very realistic, given how driven topanga clearly was to meet her professional goals.

Message Posted On Oct 7th, 2013, 5:01 pm
If the brother was older it might not fit into the timeline since the end of the 1st show. The older brother was not a big focus of the show until the college years anyway. We will probably get more Cory and Topanga time by eliminating the older brother so it might be a good thing.

Message Posted On Oct 7th, 2013, 9:53 am
Do we really need another show that focuses on two drama queens? Taking out the older brother that may have given it some balance is like warning us not to bother watching it.

Message Posted On Oct 6th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Also I think it will be stupid to not have an older brother everyone loves the older brother who's dumb and funny Disney is being stupid and I'm just so mad at them...

Message Posted On Oct 6th, 2013, 11:50 am
Yes this was a HUGE MISTAKE What would not meets world have been without Eric? I found out just maybe 20 minutes ago and I almost started crying! Disney just ruined a show that could have been great!
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