Ariana & Jennette Sam & Cat DRAMA!

Lea Michele at The 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards  in LASam & Cat is Nickelodeon’s highest-rated series Nick doubled its freshman order from 20 to 40 episodes. Its hourlong January 18 episode drew 4.8 million total viewers and ranked as Nick’s highest-rated telecast with kids 6-11 in two years.

As Sam & Cat is wrapping production on its 40-episode first season, there is no word on Season 2. Accoding to Deadline, there has been talk about discord on the set, with emotions running high and McCurdy and Grande sometimes showing up late.

The grueling, 40-episode shoot has been taxing on everyone. Additionally, McCurdy had been going through a difficult time in her personal life for the past six months and recently had to deal with the leak of racy photos, while Grande’s music career has taken off a big time.

Both have been at Nickelodeon for a long time, McCurdy for more than seven years and Grande for more than four. Both are entering adulthood, and word is both feel constrained at kids-focused Nickelodeon and are ready to move on.

I hear things came to a head last week when the show came close to a shutdown. Then this past weekend, McCurdy publicly accused Nickelodeon of unfair treatment. She also fueled speculation about a rift with longtime best friend Grande by un-following Grande on social media and not joining her co-star at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, where both were nominated for favorite TV actress. (Sources close to the situation note that McCurdy and Grande are still getting along fine.)

Sam & Cat was a big winner, taking Favorite TV Show, Favorite TV actress (Grande) and Schneider receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. McCurdy took to Twitter to explain her absence from the awards show, which she had been scheduled to attend.

‘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. 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.” She later clarified her decision to boycott the awards had nothing to do with the release of the photos.

It has to do with how Nickelodeon treated me. That’s all. The behind-the-scenes issues have complicated Nickelodeon’s decision how to proceed with the series. I hear there is a Season 2 production start date penciled in for later this year, but a renewal decision still appears to be a toss-up.

Nick: ‘We are wrapping up what was an unusually long production cycle of Sam & Cat, and everyone is understandably tired. We are going into our production hiatus next week which will give everyone on the show a much needed rest.’

While Nick brass still hope for another season of Sam & Cat, they also have lined up potential reinforcements, greenlighting three new live-action comedies earlier this month, including the 20-episode Henry Danger from Schneider.

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  • Eva

    These girls are surely too old for this?

    • Caitlyn D

      are we ever too old for this?

      • Guest

        yes. that’s a hell yes.

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    • A Cat

      I think working for Nick is bittersweet after awhile. The positives include a steady paycheck, a solid fanbase, and basically having the security of working with people you know well.

      Downside is that it hinders your future career and how people think of you (typecasting and people not taking you seriously when you do serious roles).

      Pretty sure Ariana admitted once she acts so she can further her music career.

  • Emmy

    A forty episode season is beyond grueling. Those people at Nickelodeon must be out of their minds. I’ve worked on crews, that’s totally insane. They must be exhausted.

  • Ghuhh

    40 episodes? Shit that’s crazy. Especially for them. With Ariana doing her music , and There goes Jennettes other roles. No wonder she’s pissed. It was bad enough that they forced her to work 2 days after her mother died, but 40 episodes on top of that is insane. Of course the show is falling apart. Its a ton of pressure.

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      I know. It’s a big mess

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    40 freaking episodes, I would be beyond tired. That’s too much.

  • Bad

    Funny because on every other side they’re saying sam&cat flopped

    • anon

      It is because it is less sucessful than Victorious and iCarly

  • Emma Stone

    Why they’d want 40 episodes for one season is beyond me. I mean, renewing it for a second season fair enough but expecting them to do 40 for the first season exhausts me just thinking about it.

  • Caitlyn D

    maybe jennette should just accept it’s ariana’s show too

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  • chelseaR

    Jennette won the votes for the award but due to pictures of her being leaked recently Nickelodeon decided to give the award to Ariana. That’s why Jennette tweeted about things being unfair and choosing to not go because you should do what’s right, she unfollowed Ariana on Twitter too.

    • Guest

      Aaah…Yeah the coveted award that was previously Selena’s for the past 5 years…. Drama is bound to happen there. (that was joke)

      • Anon

        Well, to be honest, Jennette’s been with the network for 7+ years, and the most she’s gotten was some lame sidekick award, she deserves some recognition, and she earned some and they just gave it away, it sucks.

  • NOTAmandaBynes?

    Lbr. It seems like Ariana doesn’t want to do Sam & Cat, because of her music. Jennette is mad because she wont have a job.
    Like what happened with Victorious. That’s why Sam & Cat was created so they both would be working.

  • honesty

    This show needs to die.

  • laura

    40 fucking episodes? that is so much! I honestly think it’s stupid they even started the show: you have one fucking dumb naive girl who is living together with the biggest bitch in the state and together they are babysitting? They perfectly fit in iCarly and Victorious but the two of them together is just extremely odd. They better quit this show and make something new and better like the shows we watched when we were younger. Because I’d find it pretty sad if my children later would grow up with shows even worse than this one.

  • A

    Is she wearing a half wig?

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      Her hair is short underneath :( so yeah

  • Hm

    Alex from The Cab says Ariana was rude and disrespectful to people.
    Ariana & Victoria fight

    Ariana & the Janoskians fight

    Ariana & Jennette are fighting

    Ironic how the common denominator seems so ‘innocent.’

    • Caitlyn D

      ariana and perez hilton too

      • Hm

        Forgot about that one.

        • Caitlyn D

          but i def agree. she always acts like shes the victim

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      Great points. Ari is becoming azalia banks…

  • Redneckatheart

    The writing for that show is horrible and the acting sucks too. Plus 40 episodes for one season is ridiculous.

  • johnny

    Arianna is either a diva or a real bitch cause a lot of people don’t like her. Which is weird because she is like the first Nick star to get Disney star level exposure. Miley, Selena , and even Miranda Cosgrove never attracted this much hate from costars.

    • lol

      I don’t like as many genuinely like her as they make it seem. Yeah she’s popular, but she was caught buying twitter followers just to surpass Victoria in the beginning. She has this air of thinking she’s better than everyone else. She’s all about getting ahead by any means necessary, it’s all about publicity. Who she dates, (and I’m NEVER one to believe the whole PR thing, but she reeks of it), who she hangs with, everything. It’s been said multiple times that she’s been rude in person, and is only nice when the camera’s rolling, an sometimes not even then. Her being rude to that little girl at the KCAs iced it.

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      Someone famous said she was a bitch before so it’s believable

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  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    These aren’t the fucking oscars they need to chill

    • Caitlyn D

      yes! yes! YES! totally agree