“Sam & Cat” Placed on ‘Permanent Hiatus’ Following Behind-the-Scenes Drama
Production on Sam & Cat has come to a halt, with the series being put on “permanent hiatus” according to Deadline.com. With a few episodes left to produce for this season, the crew has been let go, except those working in post-production (the guys who edit the episodes together for on-air broadcast).
Behind the scenes drama is the cause of the shutdown. Series stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande have been showing up late and emotions are running high.
Saturday, series star McCurdy didn’t attend Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, despite being nominated for favorite TV actress and favorite TV show. The show won, with the cast, sans McCurdy, receiving the award. Grande won the favorite TV actress trophy. There was no mention of McCurdy’s absence on-air.
McCurdy took to Twitter after the show to express why she wasn’t there, saying “it has to do with how nickelodeon treated me.” She assured it has nothing to do with racy pictures that were leaked on the web a few weeks back.
Side note: NICKandMORE prides itself on not being “one of those” sites with gossip and celeb drama. The only reason for reporting this information is due to the direct impact on the TV series Sam & Cat.
Sam & Cat was originally ordered for 20 episodes – which was increased to 40 after its successful launch last summer. The hour-long special in January scored a series high 4.8 million viewers.