Sam & Cat Season 1 Returns With All New Episodes as Season 2 Status Still Unclear

Sam & Cat season 1 is returning with at least two all-new episodes, beginning on Saturday, July 12.

The season randomly stopped airing on consecutive weeks after the March 29 episode, which was the 33rd of the season. Just three episodes have aired since then, the last on June 7.

Now a new episode, titled #WeStealARockStar, is slated to air at 8 p.m. EDT on July 12.

Another is scheduled to air on Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. That one is titled #GettinWiggy.

Season 1 of Sam & Cat was extended from 20 episodes to 40 episodes in 2013, but ran into some trouble earlier this year after an alleged spat between Jennette McCurdy and Nickelodeon.

McCurdy has reportedly been squabbling with management over her low salary in comparison to co-star Ariana Grande, halting production. 

A representative of the network insisted to Fox News that despite a production break that show will return for a season 2.

“We are wrapping up what was an unusually long production cycle of ‘Sam & Cat,’ and everyone is understandably tired,” the network said in a statement. “We are going into our production hiatus next week which will give everyone on the show a much needed rest.”

But Deadline was among the outlets to report that the show was put on “permanent hiatus” a few episodes early, with everyone on the crew let go except for those working in post-production.

“As Sam & Cat is wrapping production on its 40-episode first season, there is no word on Season 2—a very unusual development for such a successful series,” it reported. “There has been talk about discord on the set, with emotions running high and McCurdy and Grande sometimes showing up late. The grueling, 40-episode shoot has been taxing on everyone.”

“Additionally, McCurdy had been going through a difficult time in her personal life for the past six months and recently had to deal with the leak of racy photos, while Grande’s music career has taken off a big time. Both have been at Nickelodeon for a long time, McCurdy for more than seven years and Grande for more than four. Both are entering adulthood, and word is both feel constrained at kids-focused Nickelodeon and are ready to move on.”

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