After three seasons, the Disney Channel’s Boy Meets World spin-off, Girl Meets World, announced yesterday that this January will mark the end of the sitcom.
The cancellation was made official by the Girl Meets World writers via Twitter.
“It is with incredible pride in our work and complete sadness that things end, that I report to this wonderful audience that our show is over,” the account tweeted. “I just officially got the call, and would like to thank this audience for its incredible love and loyalty. Please watch our January episodes.”
Fans of the original Boy Meets World—which ran from 1993 to 2000 and effectively became a ’90s staple sitcom—waited 14 years for this spin-off to come to fruition. Development for the spin-off was announced in 2012. Original cast members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel (aka Cory and Topanga, respectively) came back as parents to the rambunctious and lovable Riley Matthews, played by Rowan Blanchard.
When Girl Meets World first aired in June 2014 in a Friday night time slot on Disney Channel, it pulled in a total of 5.16 million viewers. The second season, the show was moved to a Monday time slot and viewership dipped to a little over 2 million and the third season premiere only pulled in 1.89 million viewers.
Soon after the announcement was made, star Rowan Blanchard shared an open letter on her own personal Twitter, solemnly thanking fans and expressing gratitude for the career-launching opportunity Disney and GMW gave her.
“Being on Girl Meets World is the most significant event in my life thus far,” wrote the 15-year-old actress. “It changed absolutely every aspect of it and takes up most of the life I am able to remember. It is with this cast family that I experienced mourning and heartbreak and overjoyment and long days that turned into long nights.”
Sabrina Carpenter, who plays Riley’s BFF Maya, also took to Twitter writing, “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life” along with a pic of the cast.
GMW will air its last episodes this January, culminating with the series finale, “Girl Meets Goodbye” on Jan. 20. Check out the cast reactions to GMW cancellation below.
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