Nickelodeon has opted against ordering a fourth season of Victorious, the comedy about a performing arts school that stars Victoria Justice.

Creator Dan Schneider used his blog Friday to remind fans that more episodes of the show are on the way. “There is a whole NEW season of Victorious coming,” he writes. “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 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. 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.”

Schneider’s other, far more successful Nickelodeon show iCarly, will end its run in November. Meanwhile, the versatile producer is already focusing on two new pilots for the kiddie channel: He’s working on iCarly spinoffs for Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and Gibby Gibson (Noah Munck). Sam’s show is expected to include Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande), a character from Victorious.

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