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Rowan Blanchard has secured a new role on television. It's a good thing too, seeing as Girl Meets World is officially dead and gone, and the actress was going to need something new sooner or later. The young actress, who not too long ago wrote a passionate farewell to the aforementioned show, will now have a spot on the ABC series The Goldbergs as a guest star.
Rowan is confirmed to appear on at least one upcoming episode during Season 4 of The Goldbergs. Rowan will play an editor of William Penn Academy's student-run sci-fi/fantasy magazine. The role sounds pretty quirky and nerdy, which would fall in line with the same characteristics portrayed by Riley Matthews, the fictional character portrayed by Rowan Blanchard on Girl Meets World. It is unclear if her role will be a one-off or if the show will maybe feature her down the line. For now, her episode is scheduled to premiere sometime in either late winter or early this coming spring.
It appears Rowan Blanchard isn't having trouble finding more roles in Hollywood following the cancellation of Girl Meets World. As TV Line mentions, Rowan has a couple film appearances coming up as well. Rowan will first appear in the upcoming sci-fi fantasy film A World Away, which is set to premiere this year. Blanchard will star in the film as Jessica, who travels with five other friends to the Grand Canyon but somehow ends up in another world. She is also slated to appear in the popular Madeleine L'Engle novel turned Disney film A Wrinkle In Time, although her role for the film has yet to be revealed. Weirdly enough, both films seem to have similarities in their plot, so maybe fantasy and sci-fi is the new genre for Rowan Blanchard?
As for Girl Meets World, producers of Girl Meets World have been hopeful they can find another network to bring back the show, although no new information has come to light in the past month since that announcement. The series started strong with a little over 5 million viewers in its pilot episode, but the numbers soon dwindled to a little under 1.5 million, and the show was canceled. While those numbers aren't awful and would be considered a decent performer on some networks, it doesn't seem like something Netflix (who has brought back many a show in recent years) or another streaming service would be interested in revitalizing considering the small viewership. Then again, Netflix has saved plenty of other shows, so who knows really?
What's the past is the past, though, and we should be happy that Rowan Blanchard will once again find herself on television on a hot show like The Goldbergs! The ABC comedy has been on fire since its premiere and that flame hasn't been extinguished as the series has moved forward, and a spinoff is even in the works at the network. The show is currently running Season 4, so expect to see Rowan at William Penn's Academy sooner than later, and be sure to check out the other show's premiering this month with our handy midseason premiere guide.