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Riley and Maya will be taking on the world no more.
Girl Meets World creator Michael Jacobs announced the Disney Channel show’s official cancellation on Twitter Wednesday morning.
“I wasn’t able to find a new venue for the show. I’m sorry,” he tweeted through the show’s writers’ room account. “We brought our best and hope we made you think and feel. Until next time. Thanks.”
It’s sad news for fans, who were hoping that Netflix, Hulu, or some other streaming service would pick up the show which had developed a strong following.
The Emmy-nominated show, which wrapped its third season with a nostalgia-filled reunion on Jan. 20, was a spin-off of Boy Meets World and followed the adventures of Riley Matthews, Cory and Topanga’s daughter, as she and her friends navigated middle school and later, high school, while learning many lessons about life and friendship along the way. It also offered fans of the original series a chance to see how characters from the show (including Shawn, Angela, and Eric) had been up to in the years since.
“Everything we did was in an effort to give you the lessons we thought you deserved, that we knew you needed. We tried to represent you as best we could, but more than that, we aimed to be accepted by you,” said series star Rowan Blanchard, who played Riley, in a message she posted on Instagram following the show’s cancellation. “Please continue to watch the show. To talk about it. Teens determine and influence all of this in general, and I hope and think our show reflects you for how you are.”