Ariana Grande Responds to Nickelodeon Canceling ‘Sam & Cat’

July 14, 2014 11:14 am
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Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy will say goodbye to characters Sam and Cat after just one season together. Since being put on a “permanent hiatus” in April, their Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat has been cancelled after rampant rumors of conflict on set.

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

Sam & Cat brought two of Nickelodeon’s most famous characters together on one show – iCarly’s Sam Puckett, played by Jennette, and Victorious’ Cat Valentine, played by Ariana. After its premiere, the show quickly became Nickelodeon’s highest-rated series with 40 episodes and 4.8 million viewers.

Although the show was a chart-topper, life behind the scenes wasn’t running as smoothly. Jennette chose not to attend the 2014 Kids Choice Awards after rumors circulated about a salary difference between her and co-star Ariana, which the “Problem” singer quickly denied.

After the news broke of the show’s cancellation, Ariana took to Twitter to thank the network and her fans for her journey, although she curiously made no mention of Jennette.

“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,” she wrote.

“I will always hold Cat near and dear to my heart and appreciate her help in my personal growth from teenager to adult. I know she seems like a simple, daft character (and she is) but she played such a huge part in my life I just wanted to express my appreciation for her and share some of the things I love most about her,” she added about the character she played for 4 years.

The final episode of Sam & Cat “#Getting Wiggy” is set to air on July 17.


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