If there is news that a network may not want you to know about, they are probably going to announce it at the end of a news cycle — which for America is known as Friday night. This is what Nickelodeon did with their Victoria Justice series “Victorious,” which they made a decision to cancel on Friday after over sixty episodes and three seasons on the air.
Here is what the network had to say in a statement:
“Nickelodeon will not be moving forward with production on a fourth season of Victorious following the final season that will premiere this fall. We are very proud of the show, its very talented cast, and our audience will continue to see many of them in upcoming new Nickelodeon projects.”
Meanwhile, creator Dan Schneider — who is behind some other great Nick programs including “The Amanda Show” and “Drake & Josh” — also took to his personal blog to say that he wanted the show to continue — however, 60 episodes is around the length of time that most kids’ series last. Children grow up and develop other interests, and it is harder to keep these series going across multiple age groups compared to something on broadcast TV. He also pressed fans that this cancellation was not his decision, and that the show’s cast all wanted the show to keep going:
“But I ask that you please not be angry with Victoria, or Leon, Liz, Ariana, Avan or ANY of the Victorious cast members or staff … They all wanted Victorious to continue – so did I.”
The silver lining for “Victorious” fans is that there are 15 episodes still coming up for the show, and that Ariana Grande is still set to team up with “iCarly” star Janette McCurdy for “Sam & Cat” — a spin-off about their two characters living together and trying to run a babysitting business.
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