2016 was a tumultuous year for fans of "Girl Meets World" as the series tittered on the borderline of cancellation or renewal. Online petitions to renew "Girl Meets World" season 4 surfaced, but it seems like Disney wasn't moved by the said petitions.
According to Deadline, "Girl Meets World" aired its last episode on Disney on Jan.20 with the title, "Girl Meets Goodbye." The cancellation of "Girl Meets World" season 4 has long been buzzing around on the internet, so when Disney Channel has decided to end the series for good, the fans were not really shocked.
The finale of "Girl Meets World" set the stage for new adventures and life chapters for the main characters. Given that the show was leading to a storyline where Maya and Riley grow up and barge into the world of teenagers, many of the fans believed that the hinting maturity of "Girl Meets World" plot line was one of the main reasons why Disney Channel decided to let it go.
Many of the fans are still hopeful that the journey of actresses Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter will not totally end with Disney's refusal to renew the series. A spinoff or a transfer to another network are considered to be options for the fans who want to see the continuation of Riley and Maya's stories. However, a spinoff or a transfer to another network is considered to be a long shot and no updates about the series continuation have been released.
However, all hope is not lost as Deadline further reports that "GMW" co-creator, Michael Jacobs, has revealed that he is still trying to find a new home for the series. "I'm making an attempt to find a home for an evolution of the franchise," he said.
In an interview with The Wrap, Michael Jacobs also shared that he personally believes that "Girl Meets World" shouldn't have ended its journey, and he is hoping for a new start for the series as interested platforms make their presence known.