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Spinoff Series ‘Girl Meets World’ Ending After It’s Third Season Finale

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Girl Meets World is officially ending.

After weeks of speculation over its future, Disney Channel’s multi-camera comedy — a spinoff of beloved ’90s sitcom Boy Meets World — will end later this month, when it airs its final episode on Friday, Jan. 20, titled “Girl Meets Goodbye.”

Disney Channel issued a statement to ET on Wednesday, confirming the cancellation: “Disney Channel will present the series finale of Girl Meets World on Friday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. EST. In the episode, ‘Girl Meets Goodbye,’ the Matthews family contemplates a life-changing decision. 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 news of Girl Meets World‘s cancellation comes after the writers addressed rumors that the show was ending, assuring loyal fans on Dec. 29:

In December, Rider Strong –who reprised his role as Cory’s best friend Shawn Hunter on the update — suggested that Girl Meets World had filmed its final episode.

“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,” Strong said on Literary Disco.

Back in July, Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard, who plays Cory and Topanga’s teenage daughter Riley Matthews, sent out a message to her fans following the filming of what is now the series finale.

“Filming tonight’s episode was very emotional for all of us, so thank you to all of you who came and stuck with us,” Blanchard wrote at the time. “The family that we have created on our set is something I will truly never forget.”

Girl Meets World centers on Riley and her best friend, Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter), as they navigate the challenges of teenage life and school. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel also star. The series finale will include several Boy Meets World regulars, including William Daniels, Strong, Will Friedle, William Russ, Betsy Randle and Lee Norris.

Girl Meets World airs its series finale on Friday, Jan. 20 on Disney Channel.

 

 

By Philiana Ng

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