Enjoy Miley Cyrus in the role of Hannah Montana while you can, Disney Channel viewers. You won't be seeing her as that iconic character for much longer.
The actress will hang up her alternate persona in 2010, as the fourth season of this series will be its last. Filming on it begins this month and the show's final episode will air some time in the fall.
"It's one of the things [her character Miley Stewart] has been wrestling with for months," Disney Channel executive Andy Bonnett said. "Whether it's time to make a decision to continue being Hannah Montana or just be a regular, ordinary girl."
It's unclear which path the character will choose, but it's been clear for awhile that Miley is ready to break away from the series.
Cyrus has said she doesn't like pop music and many of her magazine spreads make it apparent this is a young women ready to be seen as more than a Disney character.
We actually encourage the move. Our problems with Miley stem from her attempts to play innocent one moment, and then ride a stripper pole the next.
If she wants to grow as an artist and be taken more seriously as an adult, she should definitely leave Hannah Montana behind. But will her fan base follow her?
You tell us!