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'iCarly' spinoff coming to Nickelodeon

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Sam And Cat
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iCarly lives!

Well, sort of. Nickelodeon announced today that it’s given the greenlight to a new series called Sam & Cat. The comedy will star Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande as Sam Puckett and Cat Valentine, two characters who originally appeared on iCarly and Victorious, respectively. Sam & Cat sees the titular two becoming unlikely roommates who launch an after-school babysitting business. Like iCarly and Victorious, the new series was dreamed up by kiddie hitmaker Dan Schneider.

“Jennette and Ariana are adored by our audience, and it’s great to unite these talented actresses in this hilarious new comedy from Dan Schneider,” Nickelodeon exec Russell Hicks said in a statement.  “This show promises to deliver on what our audience loves most about these two favorite characters — laugh-out-loud humor and non-stop adventure, and is sure to be a compelling new chapter for our new comedic duo.”

Sam & Cat will hit TV screens in 2013. Production on the series begins this January.

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