Here it goes:
"HANNAH MONTANA" COULD BE DONENow let me highlight what made me laugh. "That's when the character of Miley Stewart will decide if she wants to continue being popstar Hannah Montana in disguise or just be a regular girl."
NEW YORK (AP) -- Doesn't it seem like Miley Cyrus already has moved on from "Hannah Montana?" The show could be on its way out. A Disney Channel executive tells the New York Post "Hannah Montana" probably will shut down for good after filming its fourth season. But, he says "you never know in this business." And, a Disney spokeswoman confirms those comments but won't say anything more. Production on season four is expected to begin later this month. Those episodes will start airing in late spring and continue through next year. The Post reports that the fourth season will reflect the real-life struggle Cyrus is having about saying goodbye to the character that made her famous. The Disney Channel is just airing the third season now. The third season finale will air in March as a one-hour episode. That's when the character of Miley Stewart will decide if she wants to continue being popstar Hannah Montana in disguise or just be a regular girl.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't that been the question in EVERY episode of the show since the series began? Isn't that what the movie apparently tackled in its plot too? So basically Disney is saying we'll officially resolve the issue in the last episode ever of the series. It's like Gilligan getting off the island. If he does, the show is over. So I guess Hannah won't be going full-out Miley anytime soon.
And how much you want to bet that the Hannah character dies in the end to make room for a big Disney Miley push? Maybe a Miley only season 4 album? Maybe a Miley headlining tour (oh wait, been there done that TWICE).
The good news is that if you AREN'T a Hannah fan, you only have one more year of fresh material to put up with. The bad news is that much like Hilary Duff's departure from Disney, Miley's separation will be the subject of serious debate for the next two years.