Nickelodeon Orders iCarly and Victorious Spin-Off Pilots
Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande
It's the beginning of the end for iCarly, but fans might not have to say goodbye to the entire cast come November.
Nickelodeon has ordered two spin-off pilots from the show — one for Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and one for Gibby Gibson (Noah Munck), Entertainment Weekly reports.
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The Sam-centered series, entitled Sam & Cat, would also serve as a spin-off vehicle for Victorious character Cat (Ariana Grande). In the show, sassy Sam and eccentric Cat become roommates and start a babysitting business to find their adventures. In Gibby, the title character scores a job at a recreational center where he winds up becoming a mentor to four offbeat middle-school students.
Both pilots are expected to start production this summer.
Spin-offs are nothing new for Nick. iCarly was a spin-off of Drake & Josh and years ago, the cable network spun off Kenan & Kel and The Amanda Show from the early '90s sketch comedy show All That.
Both spin-offs come from iCarly creator and executive producer Dan Schneider, who also created and produced Drake & Josh, Zoey 101 and The Amanda Show.