Sam & Cat has been placed on hiatus in the wake of the feud between the show’s star Jennette McCurdy and Nickelodeon over money.
McCurdy had skipped the Kids’ Choice awards held last Saturday, saying in a series of tweets that Nick was treating her ‘unfairly’. Later, it emerged that McCurdy was furious because she was being paid way less than her co-star Ariana Grande, even though she had been working for the network longer than Grande.
With the feud still raging, continued production of the very popular show seemed unlikely … and on Wednesday Nickelodeon announced in a statement that it is putting Sam & Cat on indefinite hiatus.
‘We are wrapping up what was an unusually long production cycle of Sam & Cat, and everyone is understandably tired,’ a rep for the network said. ‘We are going into our production hiatus next week which will give everyone on the show a much needed rest.’