Angry Nickelodeon viewers blame ‘poaching’ for ‘Victorious’ cancellation; stars respond

Fans of Nickelodeon hit “Victorious” are blaming the network’s upcoming slate of programs for killing off the show by poaching actors for new offerings.

This fall’s “Sam & Cat” stars Ariana Grande and Jeanette McCurdy, who will reprise their characters from “Victorious” and “iCarly.” The show faced a backlash, though, after fans learned that “Victorious” would not be renewed for a fourth season.

“Victorious” and “Sam & Cat” star Ariana Grande took to Twitter to explain the situation directly to fans.

Dan Schneider, who created all of the shows involved, rushed out a blog post to explain the situation and asked viewers to “please not be angry with … ANY of the Victorious cast members or staff.”

Fans seemed appeased.

“Victorious” star Victoria Justice kept things positive.

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