November 27, 2022


Art Is Experience

Lizzie McGuire Stars Sound Off on “Ridiculous” Cancellation

The fact that they were able to reunite and film two episodes of the revival made the cancellation even more difficult to swallow, with Hallie Todd, the McGuire family matriarch, saying, “I’m sad. We had the best time when we got together for those two episodes. It felt like no time had passed, except that all of a sudden these kids were adults.”

Hallie also said that she finds it “ridiculous” for Disney to cancel the series over the mention of sex. But she admitted there could’ve been other motives, adding, “There’s always more to it than you hear, and I certainly am not privy to those conversations in the back room.”

Jake Thomas, more commonly recognized as Lizzie’s brother Matt, said he’s more disappointed that fans won’t be able to see what could’ve been. “Fans always tell me how watching the show was a staple of their childhood, and honestly, I was right there with them running to the TV every week to watch the latest episode,” he shared. “When I walked onto the set of the rebuilt McGuire house for the reboot, it felt like such an unreal homecoming, an overwhelming childhood nostalgia. It saddens me greatly that the fans don’t get to share in that feeling.”