Sam And Cat Hiatus – Finale Episode April 26

By: Lindsay McCane - April 24, 2014

It looks like the future of Nickelodeon’s original series Sam and Cat is uncertain.

According to reports by Deadline, the show will air the finale episode on April 26, and then will go on hiatus, letting everyone go other than the ones who are working on post-production.

“We are wrapping up what was an unusually long production cycle of Sam & Cat, and everyone is understandably tired,” a Nickelodeon rep told E! News, regarding the show’s future. “We are going into our production hiatus next week which will give everyone on the show a much needed rest.”

The show, which stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, has easily become Nickelodeon’s highest rated series. The first season was only scheduled to air 20 episodes, however, after seeing the ratings, Nickelodeon decided to add 20 additional episodes.

Filming 40 episodes has been taxing on everyone, and has left the cast exhausted. It doesn’t help matters that McCurdy had some racy selfies leaked to the media. She has had to deal with work along with the criticism from the photos, and being put down as a role model for children.

Drama between McCurdy and Grande has added to the frustration. Reports surfaced last month that Grande was making more money than McCurdy and was causing tension between the girls. After missing the 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards, McCurdy posted a tweet on Twitter that added to the speculation that there is something going on between the girls and the network.

“A lot of you guys are asking why I didn’t attend the KCAs,” McCurdy wrote in her tweet. “I wish I could explain everything as thoroughly as I would like to, but unfortunately a simpler explanation is all I can write. I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me.”

“I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing,” she continued. “I want to thank those of you who have reached out with kind words of support, McCurdians and Arianators alike. No matter who or what you support, I believe in supporting fairness first. If you have done that, thank you.”

Despite the rumors, Grande said that she and McCurdy are treated fairly, and she does NOT make more money than her. “I hate addressing rumors and I hate gossip but this is really bothering me. 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 tweeted. “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.”

As of now, there is no news on if, and when, Sam and Cat will return for a second season.

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Lindsay McCaneLindsay McCane is a writer, student, wife, and mom to a two-year-old little boy. She loves to read, write, and spend time with her family. Follow her on Twitter @lrmccane.

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  • Leah Cohen

    I think they should continue making Sam and Cat. I LOVED that show. It was soooo funny. It always made me laugh. Please don’t stop the show Dan Shnieder.

  • Angel

    I absolutely love Sam and Cat I hope they make a second season it was really funny

  • poopy head

    On to bigger and better things for Jennette. What’s the big deal. She will still act and be on TV. Now she might actually get a serious role, instead of always acting a clown

  • WillG_1970

    why do the good shows get cancelled but the kardashians keep going. I hope they get it worked out its nice to see something that’s not trash.

  • Georgie

    I think they should have drake and josh come back.. and the rest of those well done shows like Good Burger! 😀

  • mari tari

    sam and cat rules they should make more

  • J Will

    Off to the Disney slut machine unfortunately.

  • Smell

    All of ytvs shows only last like a. Year

    • Helen

      Exactly. like japanizi but thats trash. well ytv is boring

  • John

    Whoever was responsible for publishing this rag of an article, back it up a minute here. I checked your link for the Deadline article you posted and nowhere in that article did I read of a “finale episode.” For pete sakes, the Deadline article was posted on April 2nd of this year. There are many more recent articles out there that have much more reliable information. All of this is pure speculation at best, as the show is on a hiatus for now. Yes I understand that Jennette and Ariana want to leave Nickelodeon, but it’s their own faults for acting like spoiled children about it when they really should’ve handled the situation more professionally. Typical celebrities, as if they aren’t already pampered enough, they always want more. Ariana and Jennette are both grown women. It’s far past time that they start acting like it (but out of the two people, especially Jennette). Anyhow, I’d advise that you either proofread or get better sources before publishing or relying on pure speculation.

  • Dustin

    Her pics wasn’t any worse then if she had been in a swimsuit, there was no nudity. Maybe its time a 21 year old be treated as an adult and for Nick to realize she probably has sex.

  • Kira Nadine

    The photos aren’t a big of a deal, miley cyrus do that on stage!

  • Rose

    DAN DON’T LET THEM CANCEL IT!!! ITS MY FAVORITE SHOW!!! I love Sam and Cat! Its so funny!!! Plus its the best show on Nickelodeon. And just because Jeanette’s pictures were released its her bisnuess and nobody should cancel the show for that. Little kids don’t know about the pictures and its not really a big deal. DON’T CANCEL SAM AND CAT

  • Rose

    Also its just UNDERWEAR. EVERYBODY wears it. God. Its like a freaking bathing suit. If they cancel Sam and Cat its like cancelling a show for seeing one of the main characters in a bathing suit. How stupid would THAT be? Its my favorite show don’t cancel it!