It seems like many shows have come to a close in 2012, and one more show has announced that the final 15 episodes are coming. Nickelodeon has decided that Victorious will end its run after its 60th Episode airs. Not unusual for a “Children’s Show” well non-animiated ones, which tend to have a 3-4 Season run, with seasons consisting of 20-30 episodes a piece. Victorious who JUST won a Kids’ Choice Awards this year will be going out with a BANG. The entire cast was saddened by the news and show runner Dan was actually the one to break the news via his blog. Check out what Dan Schneider and the cast had to say:
“Hey guys! If I misspell anything in this post, please forgive me – I’m in the back seat of a car, typing on my phone!
Okay, first things first…
There is a whole NEW season of Victorious coming your way. We just finished shooting 15 new episodes, and they’re amazing. If you love Victorious, I feel sure you will love the NEW episodes coming!
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.
Please understand: Almost all Nickelodeon live-action shows have a life span 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.
So, it’s not unusual for a Nick show to do a run of just 60 episodes. I would love to have made more than 60 of Victorious, but that’s how it usually goes. Whenever I begin a new TV series for Nick, 60 episodes is the plan, from the beginning.
I’ve heard some people use the word “canceled” – which isn’t accurate in this case. The term “canceled” is usually used when a TV show gets poor ratings, causing the network to end the show early. TV shows that aren’t doing well get canceled.
Ratings for Victorious have always been high, thanks to the FANS. Also, just last month, Victorious was nominated for three Emmys. And just before that, Victorious won the Kids Choice Award for Favorite TV Show.
We’re all extremely proud of the show, and all we’ve accomplished.
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”. I promise. Even if there was no “Gibby” and no “Sam & Cat” – the network still would have ended Victorious after its 60-episode run.
I know that some of you are upset and angry – and while I feel terrible about that, I’m also flattered by it. I really appreciate that you care so much. It means you love the show, which makes me feel very proud.
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.
But remember! Stay psyched about the 15 new episodes of Victorious coming your way!
And I hope you’ll continue to support Victoria Justice, and me, and all the stars of Victorious. I can almost guarantee you – they will make a big impact on the future of entertainment.
And finally… of course… I will keep making the best, funniest TV shows I know how to make, for as long as people have fun watching them.
I’ll see you online later, and I’ll try to answer some of your questions.
Thanks for listening. As always, please be nice to each other. 🙂
Love, –Dan (a.k.a. DanWarp)”
Victoria Justice took to twitter to share the news, but spun it in a great way,
Ariana Grande shared via twitter,
“Devastated and heartbroken at the news that Victorious won’t be renewed, but so thankful for this experience and the friendships I’ve made.” Followed by an upbeat, “Also, I’ve been seeing lots of tweets about the Sam & Cat show…” Ariana finished with, “Victorious not being renewed has NOTHING 2 do with Sam & Cat. I was planning on going back next year to shoot both shows. I was so excited! I love my Victorious castmates so much and would do anything to do more seasons. If the network wants more Victorious episodes, I will be in every one they’ll let me! So I really hope u’ll please understand that.. and please b excited because there’s still an entire season of Victorious that has yet 2 air!”
Elizabeth Gillies shared,
“For those of you who are just hearing the news, please don’t be upset. All good things must come to an end, and Victorious is no exception. Don’t be afraid that we’re all going to drop off the face of the earth, because we’re not. It might be the end of an era, but it’s the start of many new chapters for all of us. Also, remember, there’s still an ENTIRE new season that still hasn’t aired. There are many new, amazing episodes coming your way. Victorious has been an incredible, life-changing journey for all of us, and you guys have been there supporting us every step of the way. The real thank you goes out to YOU guys for being so devoted to the show. For watching all of our episodes, creating awesome websites for all of us, making those amazing fan videos on YouTube (that you know we all watch), coming to all of our concerts, writing us letters, tweeting us about how much you love the show…we seriously have the best fans ever. You guys are the real reason why Victorious has made the impact that it has, and seeing your response to the news just affirmed how dedicated you all are to our show, which means more to us than you could ever know. So, please don’t be upset. As Mikey said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Oh, and get ready for the new season of Victorious…because it’s AWESOME.”
Cast mate Avan Jogia shared in both Liz and Victoria’s thoughts with,
“Thank you guys for all your support over the years, it’s been a great run. 3 Emmy nom’s and a KCA… modestly
#GoingOutOnTop. #Victorious. In full agreement with this lovely twitlonger from @LizGillies: http://tl.gd/ipnvrc (well said liz 🙂 #thanksforbeinggreatfans.”
With Leon Thomas III tweeting,
“Hey I see you guys, but we still have a lot of episodes for you to watch and I have some really exciting news to share. So stay tuned!”
Finally Matt Bennett’s,
How do YOU feel about Victorious coming to an end?