I don't even want to type these words,but sadly,Rider Strong—who played Shawn Hunter onBMW—says he will NOT be joining theBoy Meets Worldsequel series,Girl Meets World.:(

BOY MEETS WORLD,Ben Savage,Rider Strong,1993-2000,(c)Touchstone Television/courtesy Everett Collection

Apparently Rider Strong and Disney don't read Glamour.com (for shame!),or elsesurelythey would havelistened to our requestto bring Shawn back,right?

Boo.Anyway,here's what Rider himself saidon the subject:

"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,its own show.It will be about Cory and Topanga,their daughter,and a new set of characters."

I suppose that is nice of him to put the spotlight on the new show,and it seems like there's still a small chance he'll be a part of it,but I really can't imagine Cory and Topanga without Shawn around.

Anybody else as upset as I am?

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