There has been speculation in recent weeks regarding the future of Nickelodeon's popular teen-com, Sam & Cat, which is wrapping up its 40-episode 1st season. The speculation has to do with one of the show's titular stars, Jennette McCurdy, who got in hot water a few weeks ago when a few selfies of the actress, wearing some skimpy clothing, ended up going viral after she broke up with her boyfriend, an NBA player (Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons).
Last Saturday, Nick held their annual Kids Choice Awards, emceed this year by rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg, and McCurdy, up for an award opposite co-star Ariana Grande, was a no-show. Her decision, not the network's, and she claims it's because Nickelodeon is mistreating her.
Sam & Cat is a spin-off from not one, but two previous Nick teen-coms, iCarly & Victorious, with all three produced by actor-turned-studio-mogul-in-waiting Dan Schneider (ex-Head of the Class). McCurdy has been with Nick for 7 years, and one wonders if the lack of opportunities outside of the network has frustrated her to the point of taking rebellious stances like this. I don't follow Nick's family of teen-coms all that much, so I really don't know what the heck is going on here.
First, it's the selfies. Then, McCurdy skips the awards show. Now, she claims she's been mistreated? Either someone has gotten in her ear that shouldn't, or she is looking for a way out of her Nick contract. Who would you believe?