Nickelodeon has given the unexpected axe to Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande.
The network announced yesterday that Sam & Cat will airs it "series finale" in a few weeks, canceling the popular sitcom after just one season.
It offered little in the way of explanation for the move, simply saying in a statement that "we are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them all the best."
That cast is fronted by a pair of young, controversial stars.
In March, McCurdy decided not to attend the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles due to issues she had with Nickelodeon.
There was then chatter than Grande was earning a higher salary than her co-star, though Ariana shot down this rumor with a Tweet in April that said all tall about “salary” is “ridiculous and false.”
McCurdy, of course, has stirred up trouble on her own outside of a supposed rivalry with Grande.
It may have all been too much for a kids network such as Nickelodeon.
Wrote Grande in response to the cancelation last night:
"I want to thank Nickelodeon for making a childhood dream of mine come true, for being a family to me, for being so accommodating and supportive of my multitasking with my music career, and for of course introducing me to many of my fans however many years ago."
Note that she did not acknowledge McCurdy at all? Hmmm...