Unfortunately, Riley Matthews will no longer be able to "meet" the world the way her father once did. In other words, Disney Channel's Girl Meets World -- a spinoff of the popular 90's series, Boy Meets World --- has been cancelled. Say what?
After rumors have circulated around the show's potential cancellation for some time now (which were further perpetuated by Rider Strong), Girl Meets World writers officially confirmed this heartbreaking news late Wednesday evening.
"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 writer's 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. We leave you with three incredible souvenirs of a show we couldn’t be more proud of. As I look back I can tell you with absolute certainty — we gave you our best."
The spinoff series centered around Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), daughter of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel), as she goes through the ups and down of surviving her tween years alongside her best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter).
Blanchard also took to twitter to share her final thoughts of her time on the show in an extensive essay.
"Being on Girl Meets World is the most significant event in my life thus far, it changed almost every aspect of it, and takes up most of the life I am able to remember," she tweeted. "...I am so honored to call you our audience. You allowed a dream to breathe. You have given us so much, you give so much, and for that we genuinely will never be able to repay you."
Although I initially wasn't fond of the idea of a Boy Meets World reboot, I felt that it was fair to give Girl Meets World the benefit of the doubt. You know what? It's actually a pretty decent show. Its fair to say that the spinoff series didn't have the same magic that its predecessor had, but it was a very cute and entertaining show. Plus, this reboot isn't a cringeworthy affair as the unasked for Full House spinoff, Fuller House.
Girl Meets World lasted for three seasons on Disney Channel, which isn't uncommon considering the network had a pattern of axing shows after the second or third season in previous years (i.e. Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens). During it's time, the show nabbed two Creative Arts Emmy Awards nominations for "Outstanding Children’s Program" all while serving as a platform to launch the careers of both Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter.
To say farewell to the show,Girl Meets World's last episodes will air Friday Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. on the Disney Channel.