‘Girl Meets World’: Is it over?

The fate of the ‘Boy Meets World’ spinoff, ‘Girl Meets World’ has been up in the air for quite some time and still is. Let’s look at what we know.

Spinoffs, reboots and revivals are all the rage. Some work and some really, really don’t. Girl Meets World is the continuation/revival of the 90’s hit, Boy Meets World and once it found it’s footing, it proved to be quite a charming show.

The show follows Corey and Topanga’s daughter, Riley and her friends as they navigate middle school and now high school. Much like the original, Girl Meets World doesn’t shy away from covering real problems facing today’s youth  like bullying and parental drama but it has been noticeably more restrained than the 90s show ever was.

In it’s third season, Girl Meets World‘s fate is still unknown. Many fans pushed to have the show moved to the Disney owned Freeform so that it could explore more young adult themes but that option doesn’t seem to be in play. Fans also turned to Netflix which already has a couple notable revivals (Fuller House and Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life) but that effort hasn’t gained traction either.

After a statement from Rider Strong, who plays Shawn Hunter on the show (and on Boy Meets World), the fans of the show were hit with a hard blow and a lot of worry.

“We finished the third season of Girl Meets World. My brother and I were directing a lot of episodes and I acted in a couple. And the show ended.” – Rider Strong (on his podcast, Literary Disco)

But fear not! The writers of Girl Meets World quickly chimed in to say the following:

And this:

With a collective sigh of relief, the Girl Meets World fans can head into 2017 with hope that Disney will renew this charming gem of a show and that we will get to see these characters in high school and maybe even college, like we did with Boy Meets World. We Riley need it. (And if the show is renewed, we promise to leave the Dad jokes to Corey Matthews.)

Catch Girl Meets World on Friday, Jan. 6 at 6/5c on Disney Channel.