! This article is about the television show Sam & Cat. For the pairing, see Cat and Sam.

"Just shot my first scene, went pretty well."
Ariana Grande about the show.

Sam & Cat
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General information
Genre Teen sitcom
Starring Jennette McCurdy
Ariana Grande
Cameron Ocasio
Theme music composer Michael Corcoran
Opening theme "Just Fine" by Backhouse Mike
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 36 (List of episodes)
Production information
Executive producer(s) Dan Schneider
Location(s) Nickelodeon on Sunset

Hollywood, California

Camera setup Videotape (filmized); Multi-camera
Running time 23 minutes
(regular episode)
Production company(s) Schneider's Bakery
Distributor Nickelodeon
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo-
Original run June 8, 2013-July 17, 2014
Related shows iCarly
The Lil' Sam & Cat Show

Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. It is a crossover and spin-off/sequel series of the shows iCarly and Victorious.

The series was picked up for a 20 episode season on November 29, 2012. It began production in January 2013[1] and premiered on June 8, 2013.[2] The first season was doubled to 40 episodes on July 11, 2013. [3][4]

At the Nickelodeon upfront meeting with advertisers on March 13, 2014, Nickelodeon programming president Russell Hicks stated that Sam & Cat has been renewed for a second season[5] and producer Dan Schneider told Adweek that it was for 20 episodes.[6] However, as of, other Nickelodeon sources stated that an official decision has yet to be made if the show will be renewed.[7] After airing 33 episodes, Nickelodeon released a promo stating two episodes remained to air.[8] Nickelodeon later confirmed the cancellation of the series due to a multitude of issues.[9] The final episode aired on July 17, 2014 as a lead-in to the 2014 Kids' Choice Sports Awards.[10][9][11][12]


After her best friend, Carly, moves to Italy, Sam travels from Seattle on a motorcycle where iCarly was set to speak about web TV series at Hollywood Arts High School, the setting for Victorious. There, she rescues Cat from a dumpster. The two eventually become roommates and best friends with Dice. They love their freedom and independence but quickly realize that fun and adventure don't come cheap. Rather than get traditional after-school jobs, Sam and Cat become teen entrepreneurs by starting their own babysitting business.[13][14]



Clockwise direction: Dice (Cameron Ocasio), Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande).

Main characters

Recurring characters

Returning characters


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  • This is the first live action crossover series created by Dan Schneider and Nickelodeon.
  • Sam & Cat is the third series created by Dan Schneider (The Amanda Show, Victorious) to be canceled by Nickelodeon without a proper finale.
  • The series airs Saturdays at 8:00 pm.
  • This is the fourth Nickelodeon spin-off behind Rugrat's "All Grown Up" (2003), and "Angelica and Susie Pre-School Daze" (2005) and Jimmy Neutron's "Planet Sheen" (2010).
  • This is the second time characters of iCarly and Victorious meet in a crossover after the crossover special "iParty with Victorious" but the first time in its standalone series.
  • According to Ariana, episodes are filmed on Thursdays and Fridays.[15]
  • After the announcement for the show was made, fans of Victorious expressed dismay because they thought that the creation of this show was the reason for the cancellation of Victorious, although the creator for both shows has since stated otherwise.[16]
  • In the iCarly series finale iGoodbye, Sam is seen at the end driving away on a motorcycle, symbolizing the transition to her new show.
    • However, she is wearing other clothes at the beginning of this episode.
    • Oddly, her clothes in iGoodbye are seen at the beginning of #FavoriteShow, on the sofa-bed.
  • According to Ariana, the show is similar to Drake & Josh and Kenan & Kel, shows Dan Schneider produced previously.[17]
  • The sets are very colorful and creative with the essence of Sam and Cat in it. One of the sets is where Cat lives with her Nona, and another is a unique restaurant featuring robotic servers, where the characters often hang out.[18]
  • The show's premiere date, June 8, 2013, is also National Best Friends Day.[19]
  • Jennette and Ariana will not be singing on the show, but they were rapping in #BabysitterWar.[20]
  • Sam & Cat is based on classic seventies' sitcoms and follows two young women with different personalities who become roommates and open a babysitting business together.[21]
  • Sam & Cat is the second Dan Schneider show to be filmed completely at Nick on Sunset, excluding Victorious. iCarly was filmed there seasons 1-4 and consisted of 5 seasons, Drake & Josh was only filmed there seasons 1, 2 and 4, and Zoey 101 wasn't filmed there at all.
  • Every main character of this show has a nickname: Sam for Samantha, Cat for Caterina and Dice for Diceneo.
  • Every main character of this show has a weird family member: Sam's mom Pam, Cat's brother and Dice's aunt Aunt Fergene.
  • This is the first Schneider show with two title characters in which the title characters aren't named after their portrayers. Kenan & Kel are named after their portrayers, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, Drake & Josh are named after their portrayers, Drake Bell and Josh Peck.
  • This became one of Nick's most popular shows, but it was cancelled early due to issues with the cast members.


Main article: Sam & Cat worldwide

The series premiered in Canada on August 12, 2013 on YTV and on September 7, 2013 on Nickelodeon.[22] The show previewed on September 1, 2013 and premiered on October 14, 2013 on Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland).[23] It previewed on September 30, 2013 and premiered on October 7, 2013 and October 11, 2013 on Nickelodeon (New Zealand)[24][25] and Nickelodeon (Australia),[26][27] respectively. On Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia) it started airing on October 19, 2013.[28] The series premiered on Nickelodeon (Africa) on November 4, 2013.[29]


  1. Dan's blog about Sam & Cat being picked up by Nickelodeon
  2. Ariana about the air date for Sam & Cat
  3. Nickelodeon's 'Sam & Cat' Doubles Season 1 Order (Exclusive)
  4. Dan's Tweet Confirming Nick Doubled Its Order
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  13. OC Register - It's graduation time for the O.C. kids on 'iCarly'
  14. Two Spinoffs, Animated Pilot From 'SpongeBob' Scribe Part of Ambitious Nickelodeon Slate
  15. Ariana's Live Chat with Z100 on March 19, 2013
  16. Dan's blog about Victorious ending, clarifying that Sam & Cat was not the reason
  17. ClevverTV - Ariana Grande Talks "Sam & Cat" and New Music
  18. Access Hollywood interview - Jennette McCurdy & Ariana Grande Dish On Their New Show
  19. Dan's tweet about the premiere date and National Best Friends Day
  20. Teen Vogue - Interview with Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande on New Nick Comedy 'Sam & Cat'
  21. Nickelodeon costars Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy lark around on set of TV commercial
  22. YTV Fast Forwards to Fall with Eight Side-Splitting New Series
  24. Nickelodeon Greenlights Additional 20 Episodes Of Top-Rated Comedy Sam & Cat
  25. Nickelodeon Australia TV Schedule
  26. Nickelodeon Australia TV Schedule
  27. Watch the EPIC new episode of N-View!
  28. Watch free Sam & Cat online videos including full episodes and clips only on Nick Asia
  29. Nickelodeon Africa To Debut Nick's New Buddy Sitcom "Sam & Cat" On Monday 4th November 2013

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