This may be hard to believe, but it’s been exactly four years since Andi Mack premiered! That’s right, the iconic Disney Channel show aired it’s first episode on April 7, 2017, and fans cannot believe how fast time has flown by.

Everyone can agree that the series, which starred Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Asher Angel, Sofia Wylie, Lilan Bowden, Lauren Tom and Emily Skinner, was a classic — which is why viewers are still heartbroken that the show is over! For those of you who forgot, it went on for three epic seasons before it came to an end, and when it concluded, it was truly the end of an era.

News that the show would be coming to an end first broke in April 2019. Creator Terri Minsky penned a heartfelt statement to Deadline following the announcement.

Andi Mack was a labor of love for a room of impassioned, inventive writers, a talented and dedicated crew, and an extraordinary, miraculous cast who inspired us all,” she said at the time. “We had the honor of breaking a lot of new ground for Disney Channel. We were its first serialized show, its first series centered around an Asian American family, and its first to feature an LGBTQ character who spoke the words ‘I’m gay.’ But the best part of making Andi Mack was our audience, who let us know we mattered to them. The series finale is for them.”

While chatting with J-14 exclusively in June 2019, the show’s star Asher also reacted to the show’s ending. “We’re all pretty sad about it, but we’ve had an incredible run. Three seasons … I’m just so thankful for Disney for giving me my first real opportunity in this industry. I’m just excited for what the future holds. I feel like we ended the show — with these upcoming episodes, I feel like we ended it perfectly. I’m really happy about the ending.”

Similarly, Lilan also talked with J-14 exclusively and recalled that the final day on the Andi Mack set had “so many tears.”

“The way the story line wraps up in the script felt like it reflected our own feelings of getting to know each other, becoming close like a family, and getting ready to move on to new adventures,” she gushed at the time.

So, why did the show really have to end? We decided to investigate! Scroll through our gallery to uncover the truth about why Andi Mack really ended.

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