Taking a walk down memory lane! Lab Rats: Elite Force premiered on March 2, 2016, and merged both Lab Rats and Mighty Med for a truly epic crossover that starred William Brent, Bradley Steven Perry, Jake Short, Paris Berelc and Kelli Berglund. The DisneyXD series followed a group of bionic superheroes who teamed up to fight a common threat in their hometown. But unfortunately, it didn’t last long. Lab Rats: Elite Force came to an end on October 22, 2016, months after airing its first episode.
“Lab Rats has forever changed my life,” Spencer Boldman, who starred in the original Lab Rats series, wrote on Twitter when the franchise finally came to an end. “[I] will never be able to thank the fans enough for my four years on the show, and want to congratulate the new cast on this past season. Over 100 episodes later, it’s because of all of you I’ve been afforded the opportunities in my life. … That show, and our entire cast and crew, will always have a piece of my heart. Unbelievably excited to see what the future has in store for everyone who has been a part of the show, new and old. I’m so proud of what we did.”
Once Lab Rats: Elite Force came to an end, Paris moved on from her Disney Channel days. She chatted with the website Talk Nerdy With Us about shifting into more adult roles.
“It’s different because I was a lot younger when I was on Disney and I was still fresh, fresh out of Wisconsin. I had never done anything like that before. I’d never worked on a set before and just like different terminology that we were talking about. I had to learn,” the actress shared in April 2018. “Disney was really a good learning experience for me and I learned a lot. My costars really helped me a lot in that series.”
Paris went on to star in Netflix’s Alexa and Katie.
“I was on a Disney show,” the actress told Refinery29 in March 2018 about the differences between her two series. “This show is definitely different. It’s a little more mature, and we can get away with certain things that you can’t necessarily get away with on Disney.”
Although the Lab Rats: Elite Force stars have since moved on from their Disney Channel days, the show still lives in fans’ hearts. Scroll through our gallery to find out why the series came to an end in 2016.
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