Nickelodeon Orders 20 Episodes of 'Sam & Cat', an 'iCarly' and 'Victorious' Spin Off

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November 30th, 2012

Nickelodeon has ordered 20 episodes of new comedy Sam & Cat, which features iCarly character Sam (Jeannette McCurdy) moving in with  the character Cat (Ariana Grande) from Victorious. This teen sitcom mash-up will begin production in January and premiere some time in 2013.

 
  • BigHouse

    Great, yeahhh Sam and Cat

  • Keke

    What happened to Jeannette McCurdy retiring from acting to pursue a country music career?

  • Proverb

    This show should be powerful for them as they made a good decision putting these two together. I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  • Kevin

    Can’t wait for Sam & Cat. Could be Nickelodeon’s next breakout hit after what went down on the tragic end with iCarly, Victorious & How to Rock. Some of Nick’s shows better get their ratings boost back.

  • psychic

    Ack.

  • Kevin

    I predict that Sam & Cat would premiere following the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

  • Nathan

    @Kevin
    Yeah that’s what i’m thinking too.

  • Nathan

    Does this mean “Gibby” did not get picked up? :o

  • Phil

    Cool, Dan Schneider’ genius remains on Nick! Can’t wait to see references of iCarly on this new show and maybe a Miranda cameo appearance.

  • Twist Of Fate

    There is no word on “Gibby”, yet. Nickelodeon is finalizing their thoughts on it. My prediction is it’ll either premiere after The Kids Choice Awards or in early June. Now that it’s been announced, we’ll probably get a promo soon.

  • Ryan

    I have a hard time calling this show a spin-off. A spin-off involve taking one character from one show and putting him/her into an new one. But Sam & Cat involves taking TWO characters from TWO SEPARATE SHOWS and putting them into a new one. I think we’re dealing with a whole new kind of thing here; something we have never seen happen often in the history of television.

  • 728huey

    Am I the only person who thinks this is a bad idea as a direct spinoff of iCarly/Victorious? Their characters would seem to be incompatible with each other, and considering Sam’s troubled history and Cat wanting to become a singer/actress after graduating from Hollywood Arts, why would they team up together to form a babysitting service? Now, as a stand alone series independent of the iCarly universe, this would work well.

    However, I think Gibby would work much better as a spinoff if Nick decides to go ahead with it. Gibby wasn’t an essential character on iCarly like Sam and Freddie were, and they could have him move to another town.

  • Ryan

    @728huey
    Considering how Sam’s mother is, why do you think she’d want to leave?

    As for Cat’s reason, you might want to try asking Squidward why he’s still working at the Krusty Krab rather than having his own music or dance career. Or why Disney Channel’s Jessie isn’t doing something similar rather than being a nanny.
    Sure we could use more explanations, but that’s what happens when you cancel a series (Victorious) rather than have it end on a high note. We’ll just have to see the premiere and find out.

    Besides, I’m very excited for this show. This is where Jennette & Airiana can have young adult roles rather than teen roles (they’re both close to 20 after all). And with that, I’m going to celebrate:

  • Jake

    Happy for Sam and Cat, but REALLY looking forward to Gibby!!!!! Sam and Cat are aging, Gibby is YOUNG… time to see him as a lead and introduce some new characters to Nick shows. Bring on Gibby!

  • lolo

    i love icarly..truthfully i love sam..that why that the only reason i watched icarly..hope this also fun to watch..anyone know when with be launch?

  • Phil

    Jake
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 2:12 AM
    Happy for Sam and Cat, but REALLY looking forward to Gibby!!!!! Sam and Cat are aging, Gibby is YOUNG… time to see him as a lead and introduce some new characters to Nick shows. Bring on Gibby!
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    Really? 19 and 20 years old is aging? You’re an idiot

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