Girl Meets World, the gender-flipped and '90s-nostalgia-fueled follow up to Boy Meets World, is not dead yet, contrary to earlier reports.
TVLine reports that there's "no official word" on whether the series will get a fourth season or whether it will end, although it adds "yet," implying cancellation remains likely.
Earlier today, Rider Strong, who reprises the role of Shawn Hunter in the series, also directed many of the episodes in season 3, which resumes next week. On the latest episode of his show Literary Disco, Strong said, "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."
While there may not be an official decision yet, it sounds like they're planning for the worst: the 21st episode of season 3 (and third of the three upcoming episodes) is titled "Girl Meets Goodbye."
That episode, which hits the Disney Channel on January 20th, will bring just about every guest star back into the fold, and hopefully fans will know soon if that is indeed the show's swan song.
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This afternoon, as word of the show's apparent cancellation spread, the Girl Meets World writers' account on Twitter sprang to life to clarify things:
As much as I love Shawn Hunter, having created his character and everything, you have to remember that he was wrong a lot.— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) December 29, 2016
There is no official word as yet. Disney decision on season 4 coming soon. Officially, season 3 ends with 3 wonderful episodes in January.— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) December 29, 2016
Whatever happens, it has been a great joy to get to continue this story. If it is over, thank you. If not, we will keep giving our best.— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) December 29, 2016
Girl Meets World stars Rowan Blanchard (Riley Matthews), Ben Savage (Cory Matthews), Danielle Fishel (Topanga Matthews), Sabrina Carpenter (Maya Hart), Peyton Meyer (Lucas Friar), August Maturo (Auggie Matthews), Corey Fogelmanis (Farkle Minkus), Amir Mitchell-Townes (Isaiah 'Zay' Babineaux), Uriah Shelton (Joshua Matthews), Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), Cheryl Texiera (Katy Hart), Danny McNulty (Harvey Harley Keiner), William Daniels (George Feeny), Lee Noris (Stuart Minkus), Jade Holden (Classmate), Nicholas Jabonero (Student), Sarah Carpenter (Sarah), Ava Kolker (Ava Morgenstern), and Cecilia Balagot (Isadora Smackle).