Nickelodeon has announced that it will be canceling Sam And Cat, one of the live-action comedies (along with Victorious) that catapulted Ariana Grande to fame before she became known as a pop star.
Even while she was promoting her 2013 debut Yours Truly, and certainly when the show went on a months-long hiatus, Sam And Cat started to feel like a footnote in Grande’s career. But in an extended post on Facebook and Twitter, Grande (who played Cat, the show’s “seemingly developmentally challenged redhead” according to some) remembers the show fondly.
“As we grow up we become more and more jaded and fearful of how we come across,” Grande says. “We hold back a little more, protect ourselves a little more and although Cat goes through the same ridicule as anybody else does growing up, she never changed or lost her childlike wonder. To me that’s the bravest, most special thing about her.”
“So I know a lot of people will think this is a lot for some ‘dumb’ kids show character…. but to me she is actually a lot smarter, stronger and braver than all the rest of us,” Grande added.
Sam And Cat premiered in June 2013, and became Nickelodeon’s biggest live-action launch in three years. The series was created by Dan Schneider as a spin-off of both Victorious and iCarly, following his landmark success in helping to create the network’s biggest shows (All That, Drake & Josh) and discovering its brightest stars (Amanda Bynes, Jamie Lynn Spears, Miranda Cosgrove, Grande).
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart to a true friend of mine, Dan Schneider,” Grande says. “I will never take these memories or lessons learned for granted.” Read her entire post at TwitLonger.
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