Sad news for Girl Meets World fans: Disney Channel has officially announced that they are ending the show after three seasons. The comedy series is a spin-off of the hit ’90s sitcom Boy Meets World. It stars original cast members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel who reprise their roles as the now married couple Cory and Topanga Matthews.
The news was confirmed via the Twitter account @GMWWriers, with a tweet that said,
I just officially got the call and would like to thank this audience for its incredible love and loyalty. Please watch our January episodes.
Girl Meets World Won’t Return for Season 4
Television has been filled with nostalgic programs nowadays. Fuller House had dominated Netflix ratings, making it one of the streaming platform’s most popular series to date. More adult TV shows like Charmed are also making its way back to the small screen. Film has also taken the same route with Star Wars, which notably received a warm welcome in the box office upon its release.
Despite the current trend of hit nostalgic entertainment programs, audiences quickly lost interest in Girl Meets World. The show started off on a high note with more than 5.16 million viewers tuning in to the first season. But as it progressed, ratings decreased to an average of just 1.5 million viewers in its third season. But this is not to say that the content did not receive acknowledgement from critics as during its entire run. Girl Meets World received nominations in the Creative Arts Emmy Awards category for Outstanding Children’s Program.
Aside from the participation of Fishel and Savage, new cast members were also introduced in the show. Among them were Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter. The story centers around the now adult couple and their kids Riley (played by Blanchard) and Auggie (played by fellow newcomer August Maturo) as they navigate through life in New York City.
News of the cancellation spread like wildfire as soon as shooting for season 3 wrapped up. The cast and crew posted farewell messages and cryptic tweets that made it seem like the show was certainly heading toward the chopping block.
The cancellation of Girl Meets World is a prime example of how unpredictable television can be. It comes in the heels of the Gilmore Girls revival, which apparently did not achieve the same success as its predecessor. This shows that entertainment features cannot rely on nostalgia alone when it comes to drawing in audiences.
The last episode of Girl Meets World will be broadcast on January 20 at 6:00 PM EST.