Nickelodeon Canceling ‘Sam & Cat”
After some well-public behind-the-scenes issues and a long production hiatus, Nickelodeon announced Sunday that it is canceling its hit comedy “Sam & Cat”.
In a statement made to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for Nickelodeon said, “Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of Sam & Cat. We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them all the best.”
Costar Ariana Grande took to Facebook and Twitter Sunday and issued a statement which read, ”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.”
The network decided to pull the plug on the show after costar Jennette McCurdy made headlines with some racy photographs that were leaked online, along with disputes over her salary.
McCurdy was a no-show at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, where “Sam & Cat” won for best TV comedy and Grande was named Best TV Comedy Actress.