‘Victorious’ Dropped by Nickelodeon

Victoria Justice on "Victorious." (Nickelodeon)

First “iCarly” decided to end its run, now Nickelodeon’s family sitcom “Victorious” is also on the outs.

The good news for fans, however, is that one more season of the Victoria Justice series will hit the channel with 15 episodes set to air.

Series creator Dan Schneider told fans about the cancellation in his blog on Friday, and pointed the finger at the network for the decision.

“By now, a lot of you have heard that ‘Victorious’ will not be returning for a 4th season. That is true. This was the network’s decision – not mine,” he stated.”

He then went on to explain that shows on Nickelodeon typically have a run of about 60 episodes, even successful ones. He then made sure that fans knew the reasoning behind the decision was not because of the upcoming “iCarly” spinoffs.

“Also – and it’s really important that you know this – the network’s decision about Victorious had nothing to do with ‘Gibby‘ or ‘Sam & Cat,'” he wrote. “I promise. Even if there was no ‘Gibby’ and no ‘Sam & Cat’ – the network still would have ended ‘Victorious’ after its 60-episode run.”

He also made a plea for fans to leave the starts alone and avoid blaming them for the cancellation.

“I ask that you please not be angry with Victoria, or Leon, Liz, Ariana, Avan… or ANY of the Victorious cast members or staff,” he said. “hey all wanted Victorious to continue – so did I.”

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