Nickelodeon Greenlights Additional 20 Episodes of 'Sam & Cat'

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July 11th, 2013

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via press release:

Santa Monica, Calif. July 11, 2013 – Nickelodeon has ordered 20 additional episodes of its top-rated comedy Sam & Cat, it was announced today by Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon.  Sam & Cat is currently the network’s number-one live-action series, averaging 3.7 million total viewers since launch.  The series airs regularly Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. 
“Kids have already shown their love for Jennette and Ariana’s crazy adventures and comedic talent in Sam & Cat,” said Hicks. “We are thrilled to be delivering even more of their wild antics from this successful series.”
Sam & Cat drew over 4.2 million viewers with its series premiere making it the network’s biggest live-action debut in three years.  Additionally, since its June 8 launch, Sam & Cat is the number-one live-action series on the Nick App, and the most visited page ( on  The premiere episode of the series hit the number-one spot on the iTunes TV episode chart, and all episodes since consistently rank among the top episodes on iTunes.
Brand-new episodes of Sam & Cat will continue to roll out this year and debut on Nick channels internationally beginning October.  Special upcoming guest stars include iconic comedy duo Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley), in their first appearance in a scripted series in over 30 years, and Sophia Grace and Rosie of The Ellen DeGeneres Show who reprise their roles as troublemakers Gwen and Ruby. 
For a unique opportunity to be part of Sam & Cat, fans can visit to submit photos of themselves for the chance to see them appear in future episodes of the show.  The site is also home to the “Lil’ Sam & Cat Show,” a series of animated shorts that give a behind-the-scenes look at how Sam & Cat is made and what life is like on set with Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande.
Starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly’s Sam Puckett) and Ariana Grande (Victorious’ Cat Valentine), Sam & Cat follows the duo as they become best friends and unlikely roommates who start a babysitting service.  The series is created by award-winning executive producer Dan Schneider (iCarly, VictoriousDrake & Josh, Zoey 101).
Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
  • Merp

    DAMN! Ariana Grande is going to be so busy with her tour, filming and going to school. Can’t wait for her album! :mrgreen:

  • Linda

    That’s really weird why didn’t they just renew it for season 2, I guess because of budgeting if they said season two they would have to pay them more money, it’s kind off good to have a show that doesn’t care about season however this is gonna be bad on the marketing department because promoting a show on there seasons is what gets ratings most of the time

  • Jojo

    Funny show but can’t Stand that Ariana character in real life and on the show , she seems really two faces especially with this Victoria drama, she blatantly said Victoria doesn’t like her, then one week later she said it was a misunderstanding, really saying to a global magazine something is not really great , clearly shows she wants everyone to hate Victoria but it’s not working, a lot of people are hating her that’s why she got booed and started crying at the seventeen magazine event

  • Nathan

    Nickelodeon will obviously slit the season in half…

    Grande is going to be a diva when she grows up…just like Mariah Carey.

  • Liv

    Grande is no diva, just because she sounds like mirah doesn’t mean she will be her, I heard a lot of people who has a great voice but no one can be marah or the next mariah

  • Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell Tonight

    Why are people hating Ariana already? She’s a really sweet girl and fan-friendly. I guess the bigger you get the more haters you get.

    Anyway I love Sam & Cat as its hella funny, the show itself is genius and pretty much is a modern day version of Laverne & Shirley.

  • Johnny

    20 more episodes, I think they are too old to be basically playing idiots on tv. Jennete use to release some amazing country song in the past and I think nickelodeon is blocking that dream for her I love here music


    @Liv. Mariah lip-sings alot now adays. Adriana’s voice is better than Mariah’s right now

  • Nathan

    It’s not Ariana’s show…it’s Jennette’s show.

  • Jojo

    @tvman, first of all look.At the age different when Mariah was Ariana age that’s how she sang as well Ariana will be lip singing soon

  • Tony JJ


    I know you’re just trying to start stuff. But the show is both of theirs. They are co-leads of the show.

    But congrats to everyone involved. This show will most likely blow up as Ariana’s music career continues to explode.

  • i luv nickelodeon

    Who cares about ariana thou.. She’s a fake person! She just wants attention. She needs to apologize to whole world about making victoria justice look bad. Your music might be good but saying lies about victoria and victorious is just fake of ariana. I like victoria way more than ariana. Ariana left the 17 magazine signing due to safety concerns which made her fans get mad. Victoria stayed for 5 hours for one of her signings one time to meet her fans and there was also saftey concerns but she didnt care. Anyways Victoria’s video comes out friday on vevo!! But about sam and cat um i think giving another. 20 episodes was a great idea for he network. Jennette is funny so i’ll be watching. Does anybody else think the haunted hataways will not do as good? Cause isn’t it created or written by the people from bucket and skinner? Which btw was not a good show.

  • #bravod

    This show doesn’t average 3.7 million viewers…

  • taylor

    ” this show doesn’t average 3.7 viewers ”
    maybe with DVR added.

  • Lisa

    Ariana brings nothing to Sam and Cat and brings down the show. Too bad Jeanette felt like she couldn’t carry her own show and had to drag her BFF into this mess. Jeanette is very talented on her own merrit. Also, sad if that is true about Ariana and Victoria. Victoria seems really nice.

  • #bravod

    Taylor, exactly, that’s what I was thinking

  • Victoria’s Next Move

    Victoria Justice has been cast on “Ravenswood”!!!

  • Nathan

    Actually it was Nickelodeon/Dan’s idea. They had originally signed her own for a lead role in her own pilot. Then someone wanted Ariana in the show..and they realized they could just a spin off. It was a slap in the face to Jennette! Ariana takes all the spotlight away from her. Plus, this is technically Jennette’s show because in the opening credits, they don’t have “starring Jennette Mccurdy & Ariana Grande..” they have “Starring Jennette Mccurdy”. THE TRUE Nickelodeon queen. I honestly hope to god she leaves the network soon before she gets type casted.

    @Tony JJ
    My intentions aren’t to come on a tv ratings site and cause drama. My intentions are to call out liars/false information, state the truth, or post my thoughts on a situation. If you, or anyone else for that matter, doesn’t like it..then ignore me, or don’t comment. Simple..

  • Nick

    Show is garbage, Two of the last 3 episode had under 3 million viewers. If Nickelodeon want’s to bank on a show thats going to fail. By all means let them. They will keep getting killed by Disney.

  • Twist Of Fate

    Since noone else seems be, i’m siding with @Nathan. Some of you take what he says way too seriously -_-

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