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Ariana Grande's in trouble on 'Sam & Cat' this week: EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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What’s more impressive than Ariana Grande’s kicky debut album? Try this: She’s balancing her burgeoning grown-up music career with her kid-friendly day job, a starring role on Nickelodeon’s new sitcom Sam & Cat (20 episodes are already in the can; another 20 start filming Sept. 14).

The comedy’s 10th installment finds Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat Valentine (Grande) in a pickle after filming an ad for their Super Rockin’ Fun Time Babysitting Service. Get a sneak peek at “#BabysittingCommercial” — yes, the hashtag is part of the title — below. Bonus: In it, Cat finally explains the true meaning of the word “stupid.”
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Nickelodeon's 2013-2014 plan: More focus on those post-millenials (new 'Dora' spinoff and more) and keep the funny going

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Nickelodeon may be getting older (it’s 33!), but its powers-that-be have a laser focus on the young market. At the network’s 2013 upfronts yesterday, Nickelodeon Group President Cyma Zarghami played up research that showed kids eight and younger have an intense connection to their sense of humor. And the Viacom-owned network intends to feed that need with new preschool programing and a slate of new animated and live-action shows.

“We have reorganized our development process in a way that allows us to make content smarter and faster than ever before, tailored specifically for this first generation of post-millennial kids,” Zarghami said. “Our research tells us that for them funny is a badge of honor, and because funny is in Nickelodeon’s core DNA, we believe our position will ensure our success with them.” READ FULL STORY

'iCarly' and 'Victorious' spinoff coming to Nickelodeon

iCarly lives!

Well, sort of. Nickelodeon announced today that it’s given the greenlight to a new series called Sam & Cat. The comedy will star Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande as Sam Puckett and Cat Valentine, two characters who originally appeared on iCarly and Victorious, respectively. Sam & Cat sees the titular two becoming unlikely roommates who launch an after-school babysitting business. Like iCarly and Victorious, the new series was dreamed up by kiddie hitmaker Dan Schneider.

“Jennette and Ariana are adored by our audience, and it’s great to unite these talented actresses in this hilarious new comedy from Dan Schneider,” Nickelodeon exec Russell Hicks said in a statement.  “This show promises to deliver on what our audience loves most about these two favorite characters — laugh-out-loud humor and non-stop adventure, and is sure to be a compelling new chapter for our new comedic duo.”

Sam & Cat will hit TV screens in 2013. Production on the series begins this January.

Read more:
‘iCarly’ series finale draws strong ratings
‘iCarly’: The whole gang gets animated — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck, Ciara Bravo, other Nickelodeon veterans to star in ‘Swindle’ — EXCLUSIVE

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