When it premiered on Disney Channel in December 2011, Austin & Ally immediately became a fan favorite. Now, it’s been more than four years since the show came to an end, and fans are already wishing for a comeback. But they’re not the only ones! Laura Marano — who fans will remember played Ally Dawson — told J-14 exclusively in February 2020 and said that she’d be “100 percent” down to star in a reboot.

“It was one of the best experiences in my life,” the actress said at the time. “I love the cast and crew so much.”

Aside from Laura, the series starred Ross Lynch, Calum Worthy and Raini Rodriguez. It was all about shy songwriter Ally entering into a magical musical duo with Austin Moon after he stole one of the songs she wrote. Together they worked on music while learning to deal with Austin’s newfound fame and their possible romantic feelings for each other.

So, why did the show come to an end? Well, J-14 did some investigating and uncovered the real reason why fans had to say goodbye to Austin & Ally in 2016. Scroll through our gallery to find out why the Disney Channel series really ended.

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