Girl Meets World gets third straight Emmy nod, despite cancellation


Girl Meets WorldGirl Meets World may have been canceled by the Disney Channel, but it remains all the more clear that the love for the show is still out there.

Earlier this morning, the series (which starred Rowan Blanchard, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, and Sabrina Carpenter) received its third straight nomination in the Children’s Program category — no easy feat, when you think about just how many shows there are out there in competition for the spot. It’s a series that brought a tremendous amount to the entertainment world, but more than that, it brought a message of hope, imagination, and love to many of its viewers who watched. It was a series that really was something different, something optimistic, and something magical for its crowd. It tried to entertainment, but it also did try to teach a message.

Does it still feel like the network made a mistake in canceling the show? Superficially, absolutely given that few other Disney Channel shows get this sort of buzz — there are also not many that we actually choose to cover with any sort of consistency here at the site. However, we say this without having knowledge of what the show’s budget was; it may have been determined somewhere along the line that it didn’t have the profits to make things work for a season, or the ratings simply weren’t there on a regular basis.

We wish that something like this could convince the network or another home to consider giving this show, effectively a revival in its own way, another revival. However, we have a hard time seeing that be the case now. The show’s been canceled for a while now and other homes have already passed on it; everyone has moved on to other parts of their lives, and while it’d be great to have a special or something else down the line, we don’t want to offer up any false hope for something that doesn’t seem as though it’ll happen.

The biggest thing that we hope is that these nominations inspire some similar television that comes out in the future; the one change that we’d make is that they find a network partner that offers a little more flexibility so that the show can grow while the characters do. This is probably one of the reasons why we wish that Girl Meets World had happened on ABC; maybe it would not have had better ratings, but it would have been able to tell more stories with complicated subject matter that suited Maya and Riley being in high school.

Do you think that the Girl Meets World Emmy nominations represents something more? Be sure to share in the comments below!

Meanwhile, head over to the link here in the event you want to get some other news when it comes to the show. You can also see below a little more news in terms of what executive producer / creator Michael Jacobs had to say about the nomination. (Photo: Disney Channel.)

Love TV? Be sure to like CarterMatt on Facebook for more updates!