Nickelodeon cancels ‘Sam & Cat’ after behind-the scenes drama.
Months after Nickelodeon put the TV show on hiatus after behind-the-scenes problems, the Viacom-owned company will not be moving forward with another season.
“Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of Sam & Cat,” a network spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them all the best.”
A recent promo hinted at a wrap-up of some sort, promising that the show would be “going out with a bang.” Sam & Cat reruns will remain on Nickelodeon’s schedule and creator Dan Schneider is already in production on his next series Henry Danger, slated for a fall launch.
Sam & Cat featured Jennete McCurdy and Ariana Grande in a live-action comedy series. The show centers on Sam (McCurdy) and Cat (Grande) as they become best friends and unlikely roommates who start a babysitting service.
Ariane Grande addressed the show’s cancellation on her Facebook and Twitter pages on Sunday. “I want to thank Nickelodeon for making a childhood dream of mine come true, for being a family to me, for being so accommodating and supportive of my multitasking with my music career, and for of course introducing me to many of my fans however many years ago,” she wrote.
The show was cancelled at McCurdy reported salary issues and racy photos leaked of the actress on the web in March. On top of that she failed to appear at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, where Sam & Cat took the TV comedy prize.
Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande were given a whopping 40-episode season-one order last July after only four episodes. The series started as a spinoff from Victorious and iCarly.
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