It's official: Disney Channel has sadly decided to not renew Girl Meets World. After what feels like an eternity, there has been speculation as to what exactly the fate of the show would be and we finally have an answer, although it's one fans never wanted to hear. The official GMW writers Twitter account broke the news last night and well, you might want to get your tissues handy for this one.
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— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) January 5, 2017
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 Writers (@GMWWriters) January 5, 2017
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 -— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) January 5, 2017
We gave you our best.— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) January 5, 2017
This update about the series is clearly not what anyone was hoping to hear but when Rider Strong, who plays Shawn Hunter, mentioned on his podcast that the show was over, fans really started to worry. Although nothing was official then, Disney Channel has since released a statement too.
"We are proud that for over 70 episodes, Michael Jacobs, April Kelly and the talented creative team, cast and crew entertained viewers with an authentic and heartfelt look at navigating adolescence," the network said.
GMW is the spinoff series of the beloved classic Boy Meets World, which aired for seven seasons. Rowan Blanchard, who brought Cory and Topanga's daughter Riley Matthews to life, took to Twitter and Instagram to share a heartfelt letter she wrote with fans, letting them know they are not the reason why this show is ending and she is just as disappointed with the outcome.
People change people, and that is something town has really taken away from her time working on the show. The GMW cast, crew and fandom really is such a family, and that legacy will forever live on, something Sabrina Carpenter reminded everyone of too with her short but meaningful message.
And she took to Instagram to share more about how this show will always be a part of her, along with this precious cast picture.
"The last time I had in n out burger and didn't eat it, I had just been cast in a show called girl meets world! Tonight I sit here and I can't eat my in n out burger because life comes full circle. We speak in the language of love, heartbreak, friendship, family, sadness, and laughter. Wherever we are in the world, whatever we believe in, whoever we love, we all speak that language. We had the privilege of growing up in front of your eyes. The privilege of teaching the lessons we were learning ourselves and beyond that. To the family that was created on our set, between the cast and crew, thank you for giving us the ability to make mistakes and to grow. I felt so safe in that bay window. People thought it was weird that I was excited to go to work. People thought it was weird that we really did and still do love each other. That's a rare entity, we hold that tight. Thank you Disney for giving this show and these characters the chance to see the light of day. I know I feel very lucky to have given life to Maya Hart."
"MJ- without you I wouldn't know most of what I do. I also probably would have never had 2 paint fights in my lifetime. We live in an intricate world. We can be adversaries whilst being allies. To everyone that watched our show and felt something, thank you. To everyone that grew up watching Boy Meets World and decided to give our story for a new generation a chance, thank you. And to the little girls reading this, You can do whatever you put your mind to. You're gonna meet the world now, and I think you'll love it. 'There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.' - Fellini," Sabrina wrote.
It's no doubt fans are simply upset with Disney's decision to end the show, since series on the network usually run for four seasons, like Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana and Jessie. But there have been some shows that didn't last that long either like Dog With a Blog, which had three seasons and I Didn't Do It, which only had two seasons. Fortunately, there are still three GMW episodes left to air of season three before viewers have to say goodbye to the characters they've known to come and love forever. And if anything, fans should find some comfort in knowing that the cast and crew are nothing but proud of all they accomplished. Riley, Maya, and all of these fictional characters' friendship will never be forgotten.
Click through the gallery to relive some of the cast's cutest photos over the years and then tell us in the comments section below how you feel about the cancellation.
This post was written by Jennifer Maldonado. For more news about music, movies, and more, check out our sister site, M magazine.