Disney Channel series play hard and die young; it’s just the natural order of things. It might not make sense when you first think about how the many shows on the channel inevitably end around the fourth season, but once you put on your logic cap things start to make a bit more sense. When your target audience is 13-year-old girls, chances are they aren’t going to find your programming interesting six years on. At the best the viewers for shows like Good Luck Charlie are temporary audiences, destined to move on to more mature, adult-themed shows. With that in mind, let’s all get ready to say goodbye to Good Luck Charlie.
We’ll be enjoying Good Luck Charlie’s series finale on Feb. 16. TV Guide reported the episode would be an hour long, the only proper way to end the series’ fourth season. The finale will revolve around Teddy (Bridgit Mendler) leaving for college and struggling to shoot one final video diary for her young sister Charlie (Mia Talerico). Meanwhile, parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) will be planning a going-away party for Teddy, and then Teddy’s former boyfriend Spencer shows up. Yay for drama, am I right? But hopefully everything works out and the series ends on a positive note for everybody involved. It just wouldn’t be right if there were any harsh feelings left unresolved.
Good Luck Charlie has enjoyed a good run on the Disney Channel ever since it premiered in April 2010. Since then it has aired over 100 episodes, including one Christmas movie, which brought in 8.3 million viewers. It made news when it became the first Disney Channel series to feature a family with two moms. It might not seem like a big deal to some, but it is! Believe me, this show gets all my respect for not feeling like it shouldn’t be realistic about today’s modern families.