Ariana Grande Speaks Out on Cancellation of ‘Sam & Cat’

Jul 14, 2014 11:46am
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Ariana Grande posted a loving message to fans following the abrupt cancellation of her show “Sam & Cat” before the end of its first season.

“I felt it wasn’t my place to make any sort of announcement so I kept quiet until now,” she tweeted. “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.”

Grande called her fans the “most loyal, dedicated and continuously loving supporters I could ever imagine.”

She wrote, “Thank you for believing in me, accepting me and loving me.”

Grande, who played Cat, also thanked the show’s creator Dan Schneider, the cast and crew, but did not mention her co-star Jennette McCurdy.

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The spinoff show, with McCurdy coming from “iCarly” and Grande coming from “Victorious,” was a huge hit for Nickelodeon and quickly became the network’s highest-rated series.

Earlier this year, rumors circulated of a rift between the two co-stars as well as friction on the set amid the show’s demanding 40-episode production schedule.

The show was put on hiatus in April, with four episodes remaining to be shot. Then, on Sunday, Deadline Hollywood reported that Nickelodeon was pulling the plug on the show and calling it’s 36th episode the series finale.

“Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of ‘Sam & Cat.’ We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them all the best, the network said in a statement to Deadline.

In April, Grande addressed the rumors about conflict with her co-star.

“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),” she tweeted. “The rumors circulating about our contracts and our salary not being equal are absolutely ridiculous and false.”

Recently, Grande’s music career has taken off with her latest hit “Problem.”

The 21-year-old thanked her fans for continuing to stick by her. “We’ve been through so much and you are still here… and we’ve got a long way to go. :),” she wrote Sunday.

 

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