Green light for Carly spin-off show
a symbolic passing-of-the-baton, pay TV’s Nickelodeon has given the green light to a spin-off from kids sitcom hit iCarly, which has ended its five-season run. Series standout Jennette McCurdy (pictured) stars in the 20-part series Sam & Cat, created by iCarly creator Dan Schneider. McCurdy is joined on the series by Ariana Grande, co-star of another soon-to-end Schneider-created Nickelodeon comedy Victorious. Both reprising their roles in Sam & Cat, in which the feisty Sam Puckett (McCurdy) and daffy Cat Valentine (Grande) become best buddies.