Nickelodeon cancels Ariana Grande series 'Sam & Cat'

Jennette McCurdy and  Ariana Grande star in Nickelodeon "Sam & Cat."

Story highlights

  • The show lasted one season
  • It followed two best friends who had an after-school business
  • There were rumors of co-star feuds
Nickelodeon has canceled "Sam & Cat," with last Saturday's episode serving as its series finale. The show lasted one season.
"Sam & Cat," a spinoff starring "iCarly's" Jennette McCurdy and "Victorious'" Ariana Grande, followed two best friends who had an after-school babysitting business. Created by Dan Schneider, the man behind "All That" and "Drake & Josh," the show seemed like a sure thing. But after a successful series premiere, a 40-episode order, a production hiatus in April, rumors of co-star feuds, and more, Nickelodeon has pulled the plug.
Grande addressed the cancellation on social media, saying: "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. I want to thank Dan Schneider for allowing me to play such a special, beautiful character who I hid behind for so long."