Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy’s Sam and Cat Canceled After First-Season Drama
This is not victorious news for the Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat. The sitcom has been canceled after one season, in light of behind-the-scenes bickering.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nick has canceled the live-action comedy after a long hiatus. The production break on the Jennette McCurdy-Ariana Grande show was called after Jennette butted heads with the network at the time of the Kids' Choice Awards in March 2014.
"Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of Sam & Cat," a Nick spokesperson says. "We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast, and we wish them all the best."
The network had given the show an unusually large 40-episode agreement after its first four episodes aired. However, the show's 35th episode — which airs Thursday, July 17 — will be its last one ever. Show creator Dan Schneider is already working on his upcoming series Henry Danger, which premieres in the fall.
Ariana wrote on Facebook today that she wanted to "thank Nickelodeon for making a childhood dream of mine come true." Ariana's new album, My Everything, will be released in August.
Jennette did not show up to this year's Kids' Choice Awards and blamed it on a "compromising, unfair situation" between herself and the network. The rumor mill has been abuzz that Jennette and Ariana were feuding over salary differences, although Ariana has refuted those rumors. Jennette also dealt with revealing photos of herself that were leaked online in March.
Are you surprised that the show was canceled? And will you miss it?