After three successful seasons, Victorious will be coming to a close. As we previously announced, Ariana Grande will be teaming up with iCarly’s Jennette McCurdy for a spin off show, Sam and Cat. While it was known that iCarly was ending, speculation occurred over whether or not Grande would still be a part of the Victorious cast.
Victoria Justice spoke out today about the shows cancellation:
We will not be expecting a fourth season, this is the first time I’ve talked about it. I just found out a couple of days ago that we’re not coming back. It’s sad because I’ve been with Nickelodeon since I was 12 years old and I became a family with my Victorious cast. We spent a lot of time together and bonded for sure – I’ll look back on the experience very fondly. It’s a little shocking and a little bittersweet, but at the end of the day it might not be such a bad thing – we all want to do our own thing and continue to grow.
Dan Shneider, who is creator and director for both iCarly and Victorious, took to his blog to explain the cancellation. “This was the network’s decision – not mine,” he says. He explains the network’s decision by saying, “Please understand: Almost all Nickelodeon shows have a life of about 60 episodes. We made around 60 episodes of Drake & Josh… of Zoey 101… and we made 41 episodes of The Amanda Show… and all those shows were big hits. “
The third and final season of Victorious will air this fall.