Will 'Girl Meets World' Season 4 Happen On Another Network? There's Still Hope
The Disney Channel officially canceled Girl Meets World earlier this month, disappointing the many fans of the spin-off series, as well as its '90s predecessor Boy Meets World. The series finale of the comedy airs on Friday night, so will Girl Meets World Season 4 happen on another network? There hasn't been any word of another TV network picking up the series and Netflix declined to pick up Girl Meets World on Thursday, according to The Wrap. But hey, there are plenty of other streaming services out there, so there's still some hope for Riley, Maya, and the rest of the gang.
Earlier this month, the cancellation news caused fans to begin lobbying to streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu through hashtags like #GirlMeetsNetflix, #SaveGMW, and #GirlMeetsHulu on Twitter and a Change.org petition to save the series has over 19,000 signatures. Girl Meets World creator Michael Jacobs told TVLine, “There are talks underway, but we’re at the very very beginning stages. And I can tell you it’s because of the audience’s reaction to the cancellation that there is interest in other places."
And as fans know these days, it's not uncommon for a streaming service to pick up previously canceled fan-favorite TV shows, so it's definitely possible to see Girl Meets World rise like the phoenix some place else.
Netflix could've been a good fit — the streaming service boasts young adult fare like Degrassi: Next Class, which was canceled by Teen Nick a few years ago, and nostalgic favorite Fuller House. But in the end, Netflix decided to pass on the series.
But Jacobs told The Wrap that he's having discussions with other "interested platforms." Because it's 2017 and other streaming services have reputations for saving beloved series, too. In 2015, Hulu picked up The Mindy Project after the show was canceled on Fox. The streaming service has also been building its base of original content, which has included Casual, Difficult People, and the upcoming The Handmaid's Tale. Bustle reached out to Hulu for comment on the matter, but did not hear back.
In 2014, Yahoo! Screen scooped up Community after NBC canceled the quirky comedy, and aired its sixth (and final) season in 2015. Sadly, Yahoo! Screen closed in 2016, so that platform is no longer an option. Last year, Amazon Studios picked up Ben Edlund’s reboot of The Tick, but the service also canceled feminist series Good Girls Revolt soon after it premiered in 2016, so the platform seems like it could be a toss up when it comes to picking up Girl Meets World. Bustle reached out to Amazon for comment, but did not hear back.
And then there's Verizon's go90 platform, which targets millennials, according to the New York Post, and it streams series such as the political comedy Embeds (produced by Megyn Kelly), the relationship dramedy Relationship Status (produced by Milo Ventimiglia), and the reality series The Runner (executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon). But when asked by Bustle about the possibility of adding Girl Meets World to their roster of millennial shows, go90 declined to comment.
So even though Girl Meets World will end its run on Disney Channel on Friday night, there are still plenty of other platforms where it could end up.