When it was announced that Victorious was coming to an end in 2013, fans were devastated. For those who forgot, the Nickelodeon show starred Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Matt Bennett, Liz Gillies, Leon Thomas, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet and more! It first premiered on March 27, 2010, and it went on four epic seasons. That’s why when it aired its final episode on February 2, 2013, it was truly the end of an era.

But why did the show have to end? Well, at the time, fans accused Ariana of being the reason behind the cancelation, claiming that her involvement in the spinoff series Sam & Cat was to blame. But the singer explained that the actual reason the show ended was because someone didn’t want to have a cast tour, and instead, wanted to go solo. Though she didn’t name names, all signs pointed to Victoria, leading to a nasty feud between the former costars. Yeah, things seriously got messy!

So what went down between the ladies and why was the show really canceled? J-14 decided to do some investigating, and uncovered the truth about the situation once and for all. Scroll through our gallery to find out why Victorious was really canceled and if Ariana or Victoria had something to do with it.

 

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