Back in late December, Girl Meets World actor Rider Strong, who reprised his Boy Meets World role of Shawn, revealed the Disney XD spin-off was cancelled, although reports surfaced that the show's creator Michael Jacobs was trying to pitch the show to different networks for Season 4. We haven't heard any updates since Netflix passed on Girl Meets World earlier in the year. But today, series creator Michael Jacobs announced that the show will not return on a different network or streaming service for new episodes. Here's what the series creator and showrunner had to say about the matter.
"I wasn't able to find a new venue for the show. I'm sorry. We brought our best and hope we made you think and feel. Until next time. Thanks."
Aside from Netflix, it isn't clear where else Michael Jacobs shopped the show, but it seems that he spent the last few months searching for a new home for this series. Michael Jacobs made this brief announcement on the official Twitter account for the show's writers room. Back in January, while discussing the cancellation with The Wrap, Michael Jacobs said that he didn't think the show should have been cancelled, since they had signed on to do four seasons. Here's what Michael Jacobs had to say in his January interview, teasing discussions with other possible network and/or streaming homes after the Girl Meets World cancellation.
"We are certainly having discussions, there are some interested platforms. I don't think Girl should have been canceled. We signed to do four seasons. I thought we would be able to tell stories through four seasons. That's the way we set it up. It was going to be a remarkable final year. But I understand, things end."
However, an individual with knowledge of the sitcom's contract revealed they had actually signed on to do three seasons, although there was an option for a fourth. Shortly after the cancellation, series stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter issued heartfelt statements to express their gratitude to the cast, creators and the fans throughout their three-year run. The show's third season ended on January 20, with that episode now officially confirmed as the series finale.
Set in New York City, Girl Meets World became popular for telling the same kind of wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that Boy Meets World is renowned for, only this time it was from a tween girl's perspective, as the curious and bright 7th grader Riley and her quick-witted friend Maya (played by Sabrina Carpenter) embarked on an unforgettable middle school experience. But their plans for a carefree year was adjusted slightly under the watchful eyes of Riley's dad (Ben Savage) who was also a faculty member, and their History teacher, and Riley's mom (Danielle Fishiel) who owns a trendy after-school hangout that specializes in pudding. Along with original Boy Meets World stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishiel, the series also brought back Rider Strong as Shawn Hunter, William Daniels as Mr. Feeny, Will Friedle as Eric Matthews, Trina McGee as Angela Moore and Blake Clark as Chet Hunter. Take a look at the tweet from Michael Jacobs revealing that he couldn't find a new network home for Girl Meets World.
I wasn't able to find a new venue for the show. I'm sorry. We brought our best and hope we made you think and feel. Until next time. Thanks.— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) May 3, 2017