Nope, NOT EVEN remotely ready for the series finale of Girl Meets World — especially after this promo!
The visual centers on Riley and Maya’s friendship in the first half, before begging a more serious question over Topanga’s legal future — her practice just put her in charge of the entire London office.
We all know what that would do to us if Riley was in London and everyone else back in New York — it would rip our hearts out!
“Girl Meets Goodbye” will air next week, Friday, January 21st @ 6PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.
The first part of Girl Meets World‘s series finale on Disney Channel is tonight!
In “Girl Meets Sweet Sixteen”, the gang starts to contemplate their future as Riley’s (Rowan Blanchard)’s 16th birthday approaches, and just how rapidly their relationships will change in a few short years.
“Next the most powerful lesson. People change people but can we change destiny? Friday Part 1. How the behavior of friends changes everything,” the writers teased on their official Twitter of the episode.
They added, “And, oh yeah, Belgium 1831, yeah, we take care of that.” FINALLY!
Tune in TONIGHT, Friday, January 13th @ 6PM ET/PT on Disney Channel to watch!
Tonight at 6:00 — We're as old as we want. So where will we be? What if it's somewhere else? Girl Meets Sweet Sixteen. And then, Goodbye.
Girl Meets World creator Michael Jacobs is opening up more about the fans and the possibility of the show going elsewhere to continue on.
In a new interview with TheWrap, he opens up about the possibility of continuing the show, why it was cancelled on Disney Channel and more.
“I don’t think ‘Girl’ should have been canceled,” he shared. “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.”
Check out more excerpts from Mr. Jacobs‘ interview:
On which cast members would follow: “I believe everyone will be on board. But I have to say, there are practicalities to this. When something is canceled, that basically releases everyone to make their own decisions. But I think the experience of this particular show was such a good experience for this cast and this crew that – I can’t speak for everyone – but I think the inclination would be to stay together if we could.”
On the stories that were explored on Disney Channel: “We were pushing down all kinds of walls at Disney, I don’t think they expected or had really ever seen – we would have kept going. But it becomes problematic because I think the mandate of that network is younger kids. If you examine what happened, it’s okay, no harm, no foul, we simply outgrew that venue. That’s why I perceive there might be interest somewhere else, because of the types of stories we could tell.”
“There are talks underway, but we’re at the very very beginning stages,” the series creator shared. “And I can tell you it’s because of the audience’s reaction to the cancellation that there is interest in other places.”
He adds, “For anyone in show business, if you ask them why they’re doing something and they say they’re doing it for themselves, they won’t sustain long. Those that answer ‘We’re doing it for the audience’ and mean it, they sustain.”
One campaign that Mr. Jacobs pointed out to save the show was the paper airplane campaign, which started on Tumblr.
“Networks want to do something to gather an audience. The fact that there is an audience who’s been so loyal says a lot.”
The former Boy Meets World star, who guest-starred on a bunch of episodes, was asked about the show’s cancellation during the Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show podcast.
“I think what Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World tapped into is that there’s actually a huge segment of that age group, you know… the target age group from 8 all the way up to 16ish, that is very melodramatic and that does see life as ‘It’s all fun,’ and then the rug gets pulled out from under you,” Rider said (via TVLine.com).
He continued, “I think Michael [Jacobs, creator], to his credit, really wrote well for that [age group], and he still does. We’ve had some very dramatic episodes [of Girl Meets World]. I don’t think as dramatic as Boy, mostly because we’re on Disney Channel and they won’t allow us to. I think had Michael had his way, Girl Meets World would have swung just as extreme.”
“When you do a tonal shift like that — I think Boy Meets World missed the mark almost as often as it nailed the mark, honestly — for some people that tonal shift will never work,” Rider added.