Nickelodeon greenlights 'iCarly,' 'Victorious' spinoff

"iCarly" fans, dab those tears. A week after the hit Nickelodeon show wrapped its run, the network has announced the series pickup of "iCarly"/"Victorious" offshoot "Sam & Cat."

The spinoff comedy, which was given a 20-episode order, features Jennette McCurdy ("iCarly's" Sam Puckett) and Ariana Grande ("Victorious'" Cat Valentine). The two will reprise their roles from their respective shows -- only in this universe, they'll pair up as roommates and start their own babysitting business.

The series, which had been given a pilot order in August, is yet another Nickelodeon yarn from Dan Schneider, the man behind "iCarly," "Victorious," "Drake & Josh," etc.

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-- Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times

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