Ever since the private photos of Jennette McCurdy were leaked online, there has been speculation of Sam and Cat being cancelled for that reason alone. Soon after the announcement from Nickelodeon of a Sam and Cat hiatus, the final episode was aired on July 17th, 2014. The show was a hot topic in the comments on Jennette McCurdy’s Reddit post: I am not a role model, which also became the top story for E! Online.
Jennette wanted to share the real reason why the show ended. Below is the post that she wrote on Facebook:
Unfortunately, a personal reddit post and the subsequent taken-out-of-context comments have led people/media to believe S&C was cancelled due to the photos that leaked back in March (after some stuff I said on the ever-awesome Pete Holmes podcast).
Rest assured, fans and pitiful haters alike, this is not the case.
Sam & Cat was not cancelled due to any risqué photos. In fact, Nickelodeon responded to me as soon as the incident happened, and on that particular occasion, I felt supported by a network I gave eight years of my life to.
The reason Sam & Cat ended was because of adults being stuffed into cookie cutter kids’ network characters created for tweens.
This is as official of a post as I am going to give. Everything quoted before this very post was purely my response to ignorant social network commenters. That’s all.