Fans of things that a lot of people liked in the 90s got a big nostalgia kick a couple of years ago when Disney Channel aired the first episode of Girl Meets World. The series has been a successful spinoff of Boy Meets World and is currently nearing the end of its third season, which will conclude on January 20. As it turns out, that could be the end of the show altogether, according to one of the stars of the series.
Rider Strong, who has returned to reprise his role as Cory's best friend Shawn from Boy Meets World, was a recent guest on Literary Disco. During the course of the episode, the subject of Girl Meets World came up, and what Rider Strong had to say makes it feel like the show could very well be over after this upcoming run of episodes. Here is what he had to say.
"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."
At the moment, it is very unclear if Disney Channel has canceled Girl Meets World or not. Rider Strong's comments seem to lend some credibility to the idea that they are going to wrap up the series at the end of this season. The show has seemingly done well for the network, but the fever seemed to die down a fair amount after the first season and nostalgia can only take something so far. So it looks like fans of Girls Meets World may have to prepare themselves for the possibility that the show will be ending in the very near future.
Girls Meets World follows Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) several years after moving to New York, following the events of Boy Meets World. They have started a family with the focus of the show on their daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) and her best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter). The series has allowed for other Boy Meets World cast members to pop up here and there, such as Rider Strong, but it has tried to stand on its own for those who didn't watch the original show.
The final episode of Girl Meets World season 3 is scheduled to air on January 20 and is titled "Girl Meets Goodbye." That title definitely also seems to point toward a conclusion to the series, especially considering that it will feature the biggest Boy Meets World reunion on the series to date. The episode will be bringing back Rider Strong (Shawn), William Daniels (Mr. Feeny), Will Friedle (Eric), Anthony Tyler Quinn (Mr. Turner), William Russ (Alan), Betsy Randle (Amy), Lee Norris (Minkus), Danny McNulty (Harley), Lily Nicksay (Morgan No. 1) and Lindsay Ridgeway (Morgan No. 2). We'll have to wait and see if Disney makes an official statement between now and then but for now, it looks like we'll be saying farewell to Girl Meets World very soon.