After fans of Girl Meets World got devastated to know that their favorite show was no longer going to be renewed for a fourth season, they are now rallying for Netflix to pick it up. No, they don’t want Netflix to just show Season 1 to 3. They want Netflix to produce Season 4 and beyond.
Disney Channel announced the show’s cancellation on Jan. 4. Immediately after that, Girl Meets World aired a one-hour special reminiscing about the past three seasons, as well as Boy Meets World.
Can fans cajole Netflix to pick up Girl Meets World?
After the show’s cancellation, Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter wrote a touching love letter to her fellow castmates and the show’s fans. The letter, which will bring you to tears, talked about how Carpenter grew up the last three seasons, and how she treated her castmates as her family. She thanked Disney Channel for giving her the opportunity to show her talents to the world.
Fans immediately wrote letters of their own for the show and for the characters in it. They cajoled Disney Channel to revive the show. Failing at this, they moved to rallying Netflix to pick up the show for a fourth season… and maybe even beyond that.
They used the hashtag #GirlMeetsNetflix. Think it might work? This isn’t the first time fans pressured Netflix to produce a show, so let’s see if they’ll give in to Girl Meets World fans.
Why did Disney Channel cancel the show?
Given the audience’s preference for spinoffs, revivals, and sequels, it was quite interesting to see Girl Meets World rating quite poorly. Season 1 had a stellar rating of an average of 5.16 million viewers. By Season 3, it was averaging only 1.5 million viewers.
The reason may be because the show was constantly compared to the original series, Boy Meets World. That isn’t surprising considering that the Gilmore Girls revival ran through the same problem.
In retrospect, Girl Meets World was an important show in the Disney Channel lineup that lost the likes of Hannah Montana, The Lizzie Mcguire Show, The Suite Life of Zac and Cody, and the Wizards of Waverly Place. We may understand the ratings game, but fans may take this against the network.
— sweetyhigh (@sweetyhigh) January 9, 2017