Housecleaning Continues at Nickelodeon: Cable Channel Cancels Another Show Deadline
Nickelodeon has pulled the plug on another series, on the heels of the cable network’s decision two weeks ago to cancel “Victorious,” as previously reported.
The latest series to fall is “How to Rock,” which will go away after just one season, Deadline.com reports.
Also ending its run on Nick this fall is “iCarly,” Deadline notes.
The story reports: “Like with ‘Victorious,’ the news of ‘How to Rock‘s’ demise was delivered by the series’ showrunner on his blog. In a post titled ‘How To Rock The Future,’ ‘How to Rock’ executive producer David Israel said that Nickelodeon had opted not to pick up a second season of the show and thanked the show’s cast, crew and fans.”
In the blog post, Israel says: “There have been rumors swirling around about the future of 'How to Rock' so I thought it time to set the record straight. Nickelodeon has decided, unfortunately, not to give ‘How to Rock’ a second season. I know this news will be very disappointing for many of you. Believe me, it’s disappointing for me, too. … Why isn’t the show coming back? There’s no one simple answer. Nickelodeon is going through a transition right now. You already know that 'iCarly' and 'Victorious' are not coming back. Nickelodeon has many new shows in production and development that they believe will better suit their audience."
The Deadline report notes that Nickelodeon, apparently in an effort to shake off a ratings slump, has been ordering a number of live-action and animated projects, including two “iCarly” spinoffs.
Nick has aired 17 of the 26 episodes making up “How to Rock’s” first season. The next original episode is set to run Sept. 22, with the series expected to wrap up with the Christmas episode, set for Dec. 8.