During their promotional tour in New York, MTV got a chance to interview with Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande and talk a bit about their upcoming show, Sam and Cat, including whether or not they will sing for the theme song. Unfortunately, neither wanted to sing on the show and felt that it would be different than current shows that is musically driven. Jennette also mentioned during the interview that Dan Schneider wanted Sam and Cat to be like a young Laverne & Shirley and have an Odd Couple’-type feel. Jennette stated the following about the show and working with Ariana:
This show, I think, is about being funny and making people laugh. We were super excited. We’ve been friends for a long time, before we heard about the show idea, so I was excited to work with such a good friend. It’s flattering that people, I think, responded to our characters so well and that they would want to see us continue on in a show together.