What would Girl Meets World Season 4 have been about?

The cancellation of Girl Meets World by Disney Channel was shocking to all of us. Especially considering shows with similar ratings have gone on to have a fourth and final season on the channel. Disney Channel said that it was because the advertisers they were getting for the show were outside of the demographic that they go after on their channel. I don’t believe that for a minute, though. If you look at other shows they’ve aired, such as I Didn’t Do It, the show could have continued for a fourth and final season just fine. I think Disney Channel was trying to make room on the schedule for two other shows: Andi Mack and the That’s So Raven sequel series. The end of Liv and Maddie also made some room, though, as did the end of Best Friends Whenever. I also have to note that K.C. Undercover features leads that are all in the same age group as the characters on Girl Meets World. Perhaps even a little older. Again, making Disney Channel’s claims deflate all the more.

That said, Michael Jacobs mentioned that he would share what the plans were for the fourth season of the show if he couldn’t find a new home for the series to continue. (P.S. If you are interested in trying to help get the show on Netflix, request it here!)

He tweeted:

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. Grateful to all who have written in support of the show. You are who we did it for. And now to keep a promise: Season 4 would’ve shown that what drew Farkle, Lucas and Zay to Riley and Maya was the deep friendship and respect they had for each other. And their relationship was the guide in how to meet the world. Especially our current world. Because to find love, friendship and respect must be at the center of it. Cory and Topanga always knew that. So, as you all meet this world, we wish you friendship, respect and love. Oh, and Auggie and Ava were forever. All of us at BMW and GMW have loved bringing you these stories. We hope we have taught you to dream, try and do good. Class dismissed.

I wish we were getting the fourth season of the show. I wasn’t sure about the characters going in, and watching the show episode by episode didn’t really help that too much. But then I showed my sister a lot of episodes in a row, the ones that featured cast members from Boy Meets World, mostly, plus some other good episodes. Watching the episodes like that helped to see the characters and stories the way they probably did in the writer’s room on the show. You could see the way the writers were building the world, and adding layers to the show as it went on. There are bits of dialog in episodes that are directly referencing a conversation or a moment from episodes earlier in the season, and possibly the entire series. I only started to notice the callbacks upon rewatching the series, and it made the show much stronger.

The final episode of season three was a good end to the show, rounding out the overall series to ten seasons with Cory and Topanga. I look forward to watching all ten seasons in order sometime soon.

Thank you, Michael Jacobs and the writing team. I know you would have given us more gold, but I’m thankful that we got some more. One of the last times I watched my way through Boy Meets World, I went looking for another show that was somehow like it. I just wanted more of it. And then that show was announced. It took a while to make it to the screen, but it did, and now having three seasons to add, it feels satisfying to have more content. Effectively Boy Meets World seasons 8, 9 and 10.

I look forward to showing my daughter all of this.

(Once more: If you are interested in trying to help get the show on Netflix, request it here!)

Girl Meets World renewed for Season 2!

Girl Meets WorldIf you know me, you know that I’m a big fan of Boy Meets World. After watching the complete series on DVD a few years ago, I looked up the cast online and tweeted them my thanks for an incredible series. I watched most of it when it was originally on TV, and was practically always the same age as the characters in the show, except when they jumped over a couple of years here and there. I also remember thinking, when I finished the seventh season, that I wished there was more, so I could see where the characters went from there. And then it happened. Disney announced Girl Meets World would be coming. A couple of years later, it started, and it’s everything that I could have wanted from a sequel to Boy Meets World.

At this point, we’re about five episodes into the first season of the show, but it’s already shown the same quality of writing, moral lessons and heart of the last series. The fact that they have many of the original members of the creative team from Boy Meets World involved really shows. In style, it’s kind of a mix of the first few seasons of Boy Meets World. I watched the complete series of Boy Meets World again, this year, to prepare. Girl Meets World is like catching up with old friends who now have kids of their own. Ben Savage’s physical comedy hasn’t skipped a beat, either.

Today, Disney Channel announced that Girl Meets World will have a second season! Hopefully the show brings us all the way to season seven, so we can see a conclusion that somehow mirrors the one at the end of Boy Meets World. This announcement brings us one step closer! Also of note is that Girl Meets World is the #1 ranked show among kids and tweens, and has been ever since it premiered. It’s found an audience with fans of the original show, as well (clearly).

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Watch the ‘Girl Meets World’ Trailer

Girl Meets World cast photoBoy Meets World is one of the best TV shows ever created. Seven seasons of quality television and the world was never really ready to say goodbye to the cast. Here we are, mere months away from a direct sequel to the show. In Girl Meets World, we are reunited with Cory and Topanga, who are now parents to two children: a girl, who is the title character and this series’ Cory Matthews, and a boy.

I’m as ready for this new show after seeing the trailer, as I was when I first heard they were doing the show in the fall of 2012. In fact, I think I’ve viewed all of Boy Meets World twice since learning about the new show.

Pictured here is the cast, which includes the family in the middle, along with a very awkward teen boy in blue who is hopefully a like-able character, as well as someone else that looks like a proto-typical Disney Channel character on the other side.  In addition to Ben Savage (Cory) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) in the back, the photo features Peyton Meyer (friend, Lucas Friar), August Maturo (Matthews son, Auggie), Rowan Blanchard (Matthews daughter, Riley), Sabrina Carpenter (friend, Maya Hart) and Corey Fogelmanis (friend, Farkle Minkus).

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