Nickelodeon ends Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande series Sam & Cat after first season
After months of rumors and gossip-columns commenting on the friction on and off the set between the two rising stars, Nickelodeon has dropped the series ‘Sam & Cat’ after just one season on the air. The show didn’t seem like it was coming back, it was first put on a “permanent hiatus” back in April, which is usually the first sign a show is doomed to be cancelled.
The finalization took a little longer than most would have guessed, the comedy series Sam & Cat will end with episode #36, called ‘Getting Wiggy,’. In a statement released to the press the network simply said, “Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of Sam & Cat,” adding, “We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them all the best.”
On paper the series seemed to be the perfect pairing, two stars from two other hit-series (Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande) put together for one comedy series. The outstanding work-schedule put forth from the network and the dozens of extra episodes ordered proved to be too much in the end, and now the series will fade away.
The show was also bogged down recovering from the bad PR that McCurdy’s stolen personal photos (showing off more skin than most Nick fans may be accustomed to for the star) and with Grande’s music career jumping into the stratosphere and not allowing much time for anything else.
McCurdy has accused Nickelodeon of not supporting her enough during the ordeal, she has been with the network for the last seven years.