Disney Channel fans said goodbye to Jessie when the show aired its final episode in October 2015.
Starring Debby Ryan, Cameron Boyce, Peyton List, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson and Josie Totah, among others, the show followed the story of a young girl named Jessie who left her Texas roots to take a job as a nanny for the Ross family’s four kids in New York City. It aired for four seasons.
Months before the series finale premiered, the network shared a statement via Deadline to announce that the show would be coming to an end. At the time, Disney Channel also announced the series’ spinoff, BUNK’D.
“Jessie has been a fan-favorite for the past four years,” the network shared in February 2015. “We are excited that viewers all over the world can continue to watch the humorous antics of Emma, Ravi and Zuri, beloved characters played brilliantly by Peyton, Karan and Skai.”
At the time, Peyton chatted with Teen Vogue about saying goodbye to Jessie once and for all.
“Being on the set of Jessie on the last day with a cast I practically grew up with — and hearing ‘that’s a wrap’ for the last time — was an emotional moment,” the Cobra Kai actress said in February 2015. “I’m excited to return to the set with some of my old castmates. There will be new experiences ahead, new characters to join our circle, and old friends to continue to see every day. I can’t wait to see how Emma evolves in the new spinoff.”
Debby — who has since grown up from her Disney Channel days and nabbed more adult roles — also spoke about moving on from her beloved character.
“I haven’t had a break since I started Suite Life [on Deck], so this next year I want to harvest things I’ve learned: a mix of acting, directing, producing and songwriting. This is my college experience,” the Netflix star told Teen Vogue in November 2014. “When Jessie wraps, I’m going to make being an actual human — a daughter, a sister, a friend — my job. I love to work, but I’m going to keep a little time for me.”
As fans know, these former Disney Channel stars have since moved on from the network. But why did Jessie ever have to come to an end? The former stars have spilled the tea over the years. Scroll through our gallery to uncover the truth about why Jessie really ended.
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