Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nickelodeon Australia And New Zealand To Start To Show "Sam & Cat" From Friday 11th October 2013

Hold on to your Pear Phones and grab some Bibble, Nickelodeon Australia has announced in the following Press Release (via twitdoc.com) the very exciting Nick AU & NZ news that Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will premiere Nick's brand new original buddy comedy series "Sam & Cat", starring Nick Stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, on Friday 11th October 2013 at 4:30pm! After the shows initial debut, Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will continue to air brand new episodes of "Sam & Cat" every weekday at 4.30pm.

Original Nickelodeon Australia Press Release:



Grab your best friends, something fluffy and a juicy piece of meat because Nickelodeon’s (Nick’s) favourite funny gals Jennette McCurdy (iCarly's Sam Puckett) and Ariana Grande (Victorious' Cat Valentine) are back as their iconic characters from iCarly and Victorious in their new spin-off comedy series Sam & Cat! Nickelodeon US' newest number one rating, live-action series will hit Aussie TV screens on Friday October 11 at 4.30pm and will continue to air weekdays at 4.30pm.

The series, created by award-winning executive producer Dan Schneider (iCarly, Victorious, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101) follows feisty Sam and flighty Cat as they become best friends and unlikely roommates who start a babysitting service. Series one includes a stellar list of celeb guest stars including Ellen Show regulars and YouTube stars, Sophia Grace and Rosie. In the series premiere, Sam and Cat first meet when a wild predicament lands both girls in the back of a moving garbage truck. After quickly becoming friends and roommates, they find themselves babysitting three younger kids, which give Sam and Cat the idea to start "Sam & Cat's Super Rockin' Fun-Time Babysitting Service".

Best known for her comedic portrayal of Sam Puckett on the mega-hit iCarly, Jennette McCurdy is an Aussie favourite. Travelling to Sydney twice in the past three years, Jennette first landed in Australia to host the 2011 Australian Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards alongside Nathan Kress, returning to our shores in 2012 to host Nick Australia’s local production Camp Orange: Wrong Town which resulted in record ratings for the series.

As well as winning audiences over as the beloved character Cat Valentine on Victorious, Ariana Grande is also signed to Universal Music in Australia and her 2013 breakout single, "The Way" featuring Mac Miller scored the triple threat her first Billboard Top 10 single, which achieved Gold status on the Australian ARIA charts. Grande has performed on Broadway in the musical 13 and her
other acting credits include voiceover work on the animated Nick series Winx Club.

Both Jennette and Ariana will also star in Nickelodeon's original TV movie Swindle which will premiere on Saturday November 23 at 5pm.

Sam & Cat Digital Press kit is available. For further information or interview requests please contact:

Jaye Sellen
PH: +61 2 8373 3923 |M: +61 47 755 0616

About Nickelodeon Networks

Now in its 34th year globally and 18th year in Australia, NICKELODEON is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. Nickelodeon Australia has been named Channel of The Year twice by the ASTRA Awards and won numerous other awards for local productions and digital applications. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels air 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are seen in over 2.3 million households via FOXTEL and FOXTEL Regional. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. www.nickelodeon.com.au

About Foxtel

Foxtel is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media companies, directly employing around 2,500 people, and delivering a diverse subscription television service to both regional and metropolitan areas over cable, satellite and broadband distribution. We offer a better entertainment experience every day to each one of our 2.3 million subscribing homes through delivery of exclusive and inspiring programming across all genres, the world’s most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content. As constant champions of innovation we have brought customers the iQ personal digital recorder, Australia’s largest HD offering, Foxtel 3D, and more recently, the Foxtel Go App for iPad. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and The News Corporation Ltd (50%). foxtel.com.au
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