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.

  • radjahshelduck

    I really don’t care; I’m 52 and have no children. Okay, you got me: I’ll turn on Nickelodeon now and then to see some fart humor. By the way, you guys misspelled Nickelodeon in the headlines.

  • redstilettos

    My 7 year old likes the show, but as an adult who watches it by proxy, the show did have problems by making Tori (VJ) a ‘Mary Sue.’ Also, as a singer & musician myself, I had issues with Tori being portrayed as the BEST SINGER EVAH! while her two other singing co-stars were great singers in real life (‘Cat’ & ‘Jade’–I think both have been on Broadway). VJ’s singing relied on AutoTune too much. Yes, my child or the random listener will not notice that, but to me it’s a glaring issue. Even when I listen to most pop, I can pick out when AT is being used. No, I’m not the best singer in the world, but I can sing in tune & have never needed AT.