Invader Zim Cancelled

Yes, its true. Nickelodeon has confirmed the cancellation of Emmy and Annie award-winning series INVADER ZIM. A statement from Nick says the reason for the cancellation was poor ratings from their core demographic (kids age 2 to 11). The network will be wrapping the series after completing 26 of the originally contracted 40 episodes. INVADER ZIM premiered on Nickelodeon in March 2001 and was renewed with a 20-episode commitment in August of that year. The show posted strong ratings for its premiere episode, with a 6.0 rating/17 share (about 1.8 million viewers) among kids 2 to 11. The remaining episodes of INVADER ZIM will air on Nick beginning in March 2002. Regardless of the ratings, the shows popularity is evidenced by the keepers of the INVADER ZIM fansites, who have already started a "Save ZIM" petition which can be found at http://www.petitiononline.com/izlovers/petition.html.

Go inside the mind of INVADER ZIM creator Jhonen Vasquez as he discusses his ideas and inspirations with Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman.

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