Another 'Boy Meets World' Star Signs on for 'Girl Meets World' Spinoff

PHOTO: A scene from the tv show "Girl Meets World" with Lee Norris and Ben Savage.

Another iconic character from "Boy Meets World" is coming back for "Girl Meets World.”

Lee Norris is going to bring back his lovable, nerdy character Minkus on the reunion spinoff series.

Ben Savage, Rider Strong and Danielle Fishel have already signed on to reprise their iconic roles for the highly anticipated series.

Norris, 32, is the latest to announce he's coming back.

"I've had a great time being back on set with some of my old friends," Norris said in a statement to E! News. "It still amazes me how many people love and remember Minkus, and I'm excited for the fans to catch up with him after all these years."

On the original series "Boy Meets World," which signed off in 2000 after a seven-year run, Minkus was a classmate of Cory, Shawn and Topanga’s.

READ: 'Girl Meets World' Series Set for 2014

"Girl Meets World" is expected to air on the Disney Channel later this year. (The Walt Disney Co. also owns ABC News.)

Filming for the new show has already begun and there's even a picture of Norris and Savage, who plays Cory, reuniting in Cory's history classroom. The show follows Cory and Topanga grown up and raising their 12-year-old daughter, Riley.

"'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," executive producer Michael Jacobs, who also created its popular 1990s predecessor, said in a statement last year when the show was announced.

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