Girl Meets World has become the first TV casualty of 2017. The Twitter account for the show's writers announced the news on Wednesday, confirming that season three will be the show's final season. There are still three episodes left, which will air in January: "World Meets Girl" is a fan-focused episode, "Girl Meets Sweet Sixteen" will show Riley's 16th birthday, and the last episode, "Girl Meets Goodbye," sounds all the more poignant given the news. Here's the announcement in full.
It is with incredible pride in our work and complete sadness that things end, that I report to this wonderful audience that our show is over— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) January 5, 2017
I just officially got the call, and would like to thank this audience for its incredible love and loyalty. Please watch our January episodes— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) January 5, 2017
We leave you with three incredible souvenirs of a show we couldn't be more proud of. As I look back I can tell you with absolute certainty -— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) January 5, 2017
We gave you our best.— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) January 5, 2017
Rider Strong (aka Shawn) unofficially broke the news via a Dec. 24 episode of his podcast. "We finished the third season of Girl Meets World," he said. "My brother and I were directing a lot of episodes and I acted in a couple, and the show ended."
The series finale will include appearances by many of the original cast members, including Strong, William Daniels (Mr. Feeny), Will Friedle (Eric), William Russ (Alan), Betsy Randle (Amy), Anthony Tyler Quinn (Mr. Turner), Lee Norris (Minkus), Danny McNulty (Harley), and both Lily Nicksay (Morgan, 1993-1995) and Lindsay Ridgeway (Morgan, 1996-2000).