|!||This article is about the television show Sam & Cat. For the pairing, see Cat and Sam.|
"Just shot my first scene, went pretty well."
|Sam & Cat|
|Starring|| Jennette McCurdy|
|Theme music composer||Michael Corcoran|
|Opening theme||"Just Fine"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||40 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dan Schneider|
|Camera setup||Videotape (filmized); Multi-camera|
|Running time|| 23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Schneider's Bakery|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original run||June 8, 2013-present|
|Related shows||iCarly, Victorious, The Lil' Sam and Cat Show|
The series was picked up for a 20 episode season on November 29, 2012. It began production in January 2013 and premiered on June 8, 2013. The first season was doubled to 40 episodes on July 11, 2013 
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.
- This is the first live action crossover series created by Dan Schneider and Nickelodeon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- According to Ariana, the show is similar to Drake & Josh and Kenan & Kel, shows Dan Schneider produced previously.
- 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.
- The show's premiere date, June 8, 2013, is also National Best Friends Day.
- Jennette and Ariana will not be singing on the show, but they were rapping in #BabysitterWar.
- 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.
- So far, Sam & Cat is the only Dan Schneider show to be filmed completely at Nick on Sunset. iCarly was filmed there seasons 1-5 and consisted of 7 seasons, Drake and Josh was only filmed there seasons 1, 2 and 4, All That was only filmed there seasons 3-10 and Zoey 101 wasn't filmed there at all.
- ↑ Dan's blog about Sam & Cat being picked up
- ↑ Ariana about the air date for Sam & Cat
- ↑ Nickelodeon's 'Sam & Cat' Doubles Season 1 Order (Exclusive)
- ↑ Dan's Tweet Confirming Nick Doubled Its Order
- ↑ OC Register - It's graduation time for the O.C. kids on 'iCarly'
- ↑ Two Spinoffs, Animated Pilot From 'SpongeBob' Scribe Part of Ambitious Nickelodeon Slate
- ↑ Ariana's Live Chat with Z100 on March 19, 2013
- ↑ Dan's blog about Victorious ending, clarifying that Sam & Cat was not the reason
- ↑ ClevverTV - Ariana Grande Talks "Sam & Cat" and New Music
- ↑ Access Hollywood interview - Jennette McCurdy & Ariana Grande Dish On Their New Show
- ↑ Dan's tweet about the premiere date and National Best Friends Day
- ↑ Teen Vogue - Interview with Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande on New Nick Comedy 'Sam & Cat'
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