Thursday, July 03, 2014

"Sam & Cat" Officially Cancelled?

UPDATE (7/13) - Nickelodeon has confirmed that "Sam & Cat" has officially been canceled with the shows stars Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy deciding to leave the production to follow other career opportunities and paths.

All great things must come to a end, and sadly, Nickelodeon's hit original comedy series "Sam & Cat" is no exception.

Members of ToonZone's NickToons forum are reporting the unfortunate news that Nickelodeon USA is currently advertising the next brand-new episode of Nick's popular sitcom, titled "#WeStealARockStar", which Nick USA will premiere on Saturday 12th July 2014, as the 'second-to-last episode of Sam & Cat', which could mean that, after months of speculation and uncertainty, Nickelodeon has decided to cancel and not renew "Sam & Cat" for a second season (season 2).

Nickelodeon placed "Sam & Cat" on "permanent hiatus" in April 2014 after production came to a halt a week earlier than scheduled amid reported continuing behind-the-scenes drama and tension causing emotions to run high and the shows stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande to arrive late for filming new episodes, leaving four episodes unproduced. Filming and production for season 2 was penciled in for later this year.

The series finale episode of "Sam & Cat", "#GettinWiggy", is currently scheduled to premiere on Nickelodeon USA on Thursday 17th July 2014.

"Sam & Cat" has been a massive ratings hit for Nickelodeon USA and for Nickelodeon channels around the world. The UK premiere of the first episode of "Sam & Cat", "#Pilot", on Nickelodeon UK in October 2013 drew an average of 240,100 kids and 293,700 overall viewers and was Nickelodeon UK's best series launch ever in Nick UK's 20 year history.

Nickelodeon hit maker Dan Schneider, the creator of "Sam & Cat", currently has a brand-new crime-fighting comedy series in the works for Nickelodeon titled "Henry Danger". Created and written by hitmaker Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen ("George of the Jungle", "Inspector Gadget"), "Henry Danger" is a brand-new crime-fighting comedy features 13-year-old Henry (Jace Norman) who lands a part-time job as Danger Boy, a sidekick-in-training to super crime fighter Captain Man (Cooper Barnes, "The Perfect Host"). Their colorful adventures throw Henry's otherwise ordinary life absurdly out of balance, yet he must keep his new job a secret from his best friends Charlotte (Riele Downs, "The Best Man Holiday") and Jasper (Sean Ryan Fox).

"Sam & Cat" is a spin-off of Dan Schneider's hit Nickelodeon shows "iCarly" and "VICTORiOUS".

In "We Steal A RockStar", debuting 7/12 on Nickelodeon USA, Sam & Cat must avoid getting in big trouble when they accidentally knock out musician Del DeVille after going to visit his concert.
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