Uptown Productions in association with Schneider’s Bakery, Inc. are now in production on the new comedy series “Sam and Cat”; the pilot episode was shot in September, 2012 and Nickelodeon announced a series pickup with an order for 20 episodes on November 29, 2012. The show will premier September 10, 2013 on Nickelodeon.
About the show, “Sam and Cat” is a spinoff series from the hit Nickelodeon comedy shows “iCarly” and “VICTORiOUS”, and centers on the characters Samantha “Sam” Puckett and Cat Valentine from their respective hit shows.
Sam travels from Seattle, where “iCarly” was set, to speak about web series at Hollywood Arts High School, the setting for “Victorious”. There she and Cat meet up and eventually become friends, roommates and partners in a babysitting business. The relationship between Sam and Cat is very “Odd Couple,” and it proves that opposites attract. Cat is very innocent and sweet. She loves everyone. Sam is brazen and brash, and it takes a bit more for her to warm up to people. Cat’s infectious behavior rubs off onto Sam, and they both end up getting along better than you think.
In the comedic spin-off, feisty Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and daffy Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande) become best buddies and unlikely roommates. They love their freedom and independence, but quickly realize that fun and adventure do not come cheap. Rather than get traditional after-school jobs, Sam and Cat become teen entrepreneurs by starting their own babysitting business.