“Girl Meets World” has filmed its Season 3 finale, which includes a “Boy Meets World” reunion so massive, it has to be seen to be believed.
Disney Channel released the photo above from the set of the finale featuring the regular cast, plus “Boy Meets World” alums Ryder Strong (Shawn), Anthony Quinn (Mr. Turner), Will Friedle (Eric), William Russ (Alan), Betsy Randle (Amy), Lee Norris (Minkus), Danny Mcnulty (Harley) and, thankfully, William Daniels (Mr. Feeny).
However, there’s two additional faces there that have yet to appear on “Girl Meets World.” Those are the two actresses that played Morgan, Cory’s little sister, on “Boy Meets World.” Lily Nicksay (left) played the role in Seasons 1 and 2, while Lindsay Ridgeway (right) portrayed Morgan from Seasons 3 through 7. How both will appear on the show is anyone’s guess.
Will it be the end of the line for “Girl Meets World,” though?
Disney Channel has yet to renew the series and rumors have been floating around that this may be the show’s final season. At the conclusion of filming, star Rowan Blanchard tweeted out a message that isn’t exactly encouraging when it comes to hoping for another batch of episodes.
“I know as much as you guys do,” she writes. “Filming tonight’s episode was very emotional for all of us, so thank you to all you you who came and stuck with us. The family that we have created on our set is something I will truly never forget.”
Allow us to make this plea to Disney Channel: Renew this show.
While “Girl Meets World” may have started out feeling like a nostalgia factory for those that grew up watching the TGIF lineup, that’s simply no longer the case. While familiar faces from the past are always a welcome treat, the lives of Riley (Blanchard) and her friends are the driving force of the show.
As with Cory (Ben Savage), Shawn and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) in the original, these are a group of kids coming into their own in the world of high school. And rather than simply retreading what “Boy Meets World” did in the past, “Girl” is trying things that are not only rarely seen on kid-centric TV, but television in general.
A driving force of Season 3 has been a seemingly polyamorous relationship between Riley, Maya (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lucas (Peyton Meyer). While it’s a wildly innocent relationship, it’s something you’d never expect Disney Channel to touch on. These are different times though, and they call for different stories.
It’s stories like this — and even the journey Maya is on from identifying herself simply as Riley’s best friend to discovering who she is outside of that relationship — that make “Girl Meets World” such an important part of the overall TV puzzle.
This is a show aimed at teens that doesn’t talk down to them or consist of overly-risque material that would otherwise be deemed inappropriate for a younger audience. It’s simply a good show, with great stories and characters, that manages to send positive messages about accepting yourself and those around you.
And canceling it would be a bad call, Disney Channel. So now’s the time to renew it.