Category: Nickelodeon News
Nickelodeon's hit series iCarly has been canceled after five seasons, reports TV Guide. In June, the cast will come together for the last time to film a special iCarly television event that will air in November. Nick president: 'iCarly has been a definitional show for Nick with kid empowerment at its core and irreverent, smart humor that families around the world enjoy. With its classic sitcom format and beloved characters, iCarly will always have a home on Nickelodeon.'
Many of the cast members will stay in the Nickelodeon family. The network has green-lit a new live-action series from Schneider starring McCurdy and a new pilot starring Munck as part of an overall talent deal with the 16-year-old. The network has also green-lit a pilot from producers Jay Kogen and Aaron Kaplan called Wendell & Vinnie, which stars Trainor as a goofball uncle who becomes the guardian to his conservative 12-year-old genius nephew. As for Cosgrove, she plans to attend USC in the fall.
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Former Nickelodon Zoey 101 star Matthew Underwood, 22, was arrested for possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was allegedly found in a bedroom with a 17 year-old girl in Florida and police found marijuana and paraphernalia at the scene. He was later booked and released from a local jail.
Nickelodeon rocks Memorial Day with the premiere of the brand-new original TV movie, Rags, on Monday, May 28, at 8 PM ET/PT. Set against a New York City backdrop, this music-infused contemporary twist on the classic Cinderella tale stars Keke Palmer as international pop princess, Kadee Worth and Max Schneider (How to Rock) as an orphan and aspiring singer, Charlie Prince.
Beginning May 22, the Rags Soundtrack, featuring nine songs from the movie and three bonus songs, will be available via all digital service providers. Rags is executive produced by Nick Cannon, directed by Bille Woodruff (Honey, Beauty Shop),with original music written and produced by Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins. Palmer also serves as producer.
'iGo One Direction' premieres Saturday, April 7 at 8 PM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon: 'Carly returns home sick after a trip and discovers that One Direction has accepted an invitation to perform on their web show. When Harry Styles accidentally drinks from Carly’s water bottle, he gets too sick to perform with the band and Carly begins doting on him.
Realizing Harry is playing sick for the attention, the gang hatches a plan to get him back in the group by telling him Gibby has become their newest band member. Meanwhile, Spencer becomes a personal trainer and gives a bratty girl a makeover. * The episode features a musical performance by One Direction of 'What Makes You Beautiful.
US X Factor's Rachel Crow, 14, has been signed to Nickelodeon with an overall talent deal including a comedy series and Columbia Records/ Syco deal. Simon Cowell: 'I am incredibly happy for Rachel. This girl has it. We saw her potential at the first audition and Nickelodeon and Columbia are the right homes for her.
' She is slated to appear in a recurring role in Nickelodeon’s new comedy series FRED: THE SHOW appearing opposite Lucas Cruikshank. Crow will play Starr, an imaginative, confident but awkward teenager.
Like Fred, Starr’s self-perception doesn’t match up with how the world sees her. To her classmates, she seems a bit eccentric, but in her own mind, Starr is a wildly talented actress/ singer and ready to break out of her boring town. FRED: THE SHOW airs on Friday nights.