Jennette McCurdy’s Show “Sam And Cat” Canceled

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - July 15, 2014

Jennette McCurdy has been a star since she was a child and her most recent television show Sam and Cat seemed to be popular. Unfortunately, it was canceled after only one season. The reason for the cancellation could be due to conflicts between McCurdy and Ariana Grande as well as Nickelodeon.

Rumors claim that Ariana Grande was being paid more than McCurdy and that McCurdy was not happy about the pay difference. Earlier this year, McCurdy skipped out on the Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards and the pay difference was rumored to be the reason.

Ariana Grande was quick to say that the actresses were both paid the same and that she and McCurdy got along great.

“Jennette and I agreed upfront that we would be treated equally on this show in all regards (as we should be, considering we each work just as hard as the other on this show),” Grande said about the rumors. “The rumors circulating about our contracts and our salary not being equal are absolutely ridiculous and false. I don’t know who’s putting these idiotic quotes out there but I thought I’d straighten it out and try to end this nonsense.”

Grande was also quick to talk about the show’s cancelation and her character on the show saying,

“So the news is out about Sam & Cat. I felt it wasn’t my place to make any sort of announcement so I kept quiet until now. 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. What I mean by that is when I was younger, people loved Cat so much I used to pretend to be more like her. It took me a long time to be brave enough to separate myself and show people how different we actually are…. I think that’s honestly because I admire her so much. Her appreciation for life and everybody she encounters. Her passion and genuine excitement for the little things that most people dread like school projects and work. She always saw negative obstacles as opportunities to make things good.”

She went on to thank Nickelodeon for the opportunity.

McCurdy, on the other hand, didn’t seem bothered by the cancellation and has not released a statement about it or even talked about it on Twitter.

It almost seems like she saw it coming or is happy with the news. In fact, she might even be relieved to not have to be around Ariana Grande.

Do you think McCurdy and Grande got along off camera or are their issues the reason for the cancellation?

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Ellisha Rader ManneringEllisha is a writer, wife, and mommy to Cyrus and Milo. She enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, shopping, traveling with her family and teaching baton twirling. Follow her on Twitter @lishann

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  • DragropeJustice

    Oh, how will the world go on?
    Nuke Hollywood.

  • da raphael

    Ariana won’t miss the show, at all, but she will miss the character Cat Valentine deeply. Lots of people don’t give the role respect, they don’t see what Ariana brought to it and believe that anyone can play a ‘retarded’ character. But what she did was extremely impressive at any level, but especially for a kids tv show; the body language changes, the intonation and speech characteristics, and comedic timing was so good(and you could see her development of the character over time) no wonder she went method and actually kinda became the character for a while