Nickelodeon has canceled Sam & Cat starring Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy after just one season.

Sam & Cat Canceled

Sam & Cat, which brought together two popular characters from two successful Nickelodeon programs – iCarly’s Sam Puckett (McCurdy) and Victorious‘ Cat Valentine (Grande) – had been a ratings hit. Helping Nickelodeon’s ability to sell the show was McCurby and Grande’s off-screen friendship and Grande’s rising music career.

Despite the show’s success, Nickelodeon has announced that Sam & Cat is being put on a “permanent hiatus," reported Deadline.

"Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of Sam & Cat,” the kids network said in a statement. “We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them the best."

Salary Issues To Blame For Cancelation?

Back in March, McCurdy was noticeably absent for the Kids Choice Awards. The actress addressed her absence on Twitter, saying she was “put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation.” Later, McCurdy clarified, “It has to do with how nickelodeon treated me. That's all. Thanks for the love.”

People took McCurdy’s tweets to mean that she was perhaps getting less pay than Grande, who has become the bigger name of the two with her music career and high-profile romances. Grande, however, shutdown those claims, stating that she and her co-star were getting equal compensation for their work on Sam & Cat.

"Jennette and I agreed upfront that we would be treated equally on this show in all regards (as we should be, considering we each work just as hard as the other on this show)," Grande tweeted in April. "The rumors circulating about our contracts and our salary not being equal are absolutely ridiculous and false. I don't know who's putting these idiotic quotes out there but I thought I'd straighten it out and try to end this nonsense."

Grande Reacts To End Of Show

Grande appears to have no hard feelings about Nickelodeon’s decision to cancel Sam & Cat. In a lengthy post, she thanked the network and producer Dan Schneider for giving her the opportunity, and her fans for offering her support in the beginnings of her career.

“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,” Grande wrote. “I want to thank Dan Schneider (@DanWarp) for allowing me to play such a special, beautiful character.”

Grande continued, “So I know a lot of people will think this is a lot for some 'dumb' kids show character…. but to me she is actually a lot smarter, stronger and braver than all the rest of us.

“Lastly, thank you to my fans who have been with me since all of this started… you are the most loyal, dedicated and continuously loving supporters I could ever imagine,” the singer and actress added. “We've been through so much and you are still here… and we've got a long way to go. 🙂 Thank you for believing in me, accepting me and loving me. I love you forever.

McCurdy has yet to make mention of Sam & Cat’s cancelation through social media.


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