Sam & Cat

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Sam & Cat
Genre Teen sitcom
Created by Dan Schneider
Starring
Theme music composer Michael Corcoran
Opening theme "Just Fine", performed by Backhouse Mike
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 31 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Dan Schneider
Warren Bell
Jake Farrow (co-executive)
Robin Weiner (co-executive)
Producer(s) Christopher J. Nowak
Bruce Rand Berman
Location(s) Nickelodeon on Sunset
Hollywood, California
Camera setup Videotape (filmized); Multi-camera
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Schneider's Bakery
Nickelodeon Productions
Distributor Nickelodeon
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08) – present
Chronology
Preceded by iCarly
Victorious
Other websites
Official website

Sam & Cat is an American television show that started on June 8, 2013 on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover/spin-off of the shows Victorious and iCarly. The girls meet and move in together as babysitters.

The show was announced on November 29, 2012. It began production in January 2013.[1] On March 13, 2014 news came for a second season.[2] Other news says there has been no choice.[3]

Summary[change | change source]

Sam Puckett has been driving around on her motorcycle. She sees a girl thrown into a garbage truck. Sam saves Cat and they become friends. They move to Cat's house because Nona moved away. They become babysitters to get money. Their friends include Goomer and Dice.[4]

Characters[change | change source]

Main[change | change source]

Secondary[change | change source]

  • Zoran Korach as Goomer
  • Griffin Kane and Emily Skinner as Max and Chloe
  • Sophia Grace & Rosie as Ruby and Gwen[7][8] They also were in #RevengeOfTheBritBrats where they return and drive a wedge between Sam and Cat.[9]
  • Dan Schneider as the voice of Tandy
  • Lisa Lillien as the voice of Bungle
  • Ronnie Clark as Herb
  • Ryan P. Shrime as Yokvish

Minor[change | change source]

  • River Alexander as Dilben
  • Ben Giroux as Jeff Du Shell
  • Tyler Michael Brown and Rashaan Smith as Bob and Ethan
  • Jake Brennan as Butler Torso
  • Susan Huckle as Debbie Torso
  • Jack DeSena as Host of Texting Competition
  • Aubrey K. Miller as Ellie

Episodes[change | change source]

Season Episodes Original airing
Season premiere Season finale
1 40[1] June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)[10] TBA

Production[change | change source]

On August 3, 2012 the show was announced.[4] On November 29, 2012 it got picked up to start in 2013 Production began in January 2013.[11] On July 11, 2013 twenty more episodes were added.[1] Filming began on September 14, 2013.[1] The show first was to start on March 23, 2013.[12] It was moved to the fall[13] and then to June 2013.[14] It finally started on June 8, 2013.[15]

Reviews[change | change source]

The first episode was watched by 4.2 million people.[16] The most watched episode is "#TheKillerTunaJump: #Freddie #Jade #Robbie" with 4.8 million people watching.[17] The least watched episode is "#SecretSafe" 2.0 million people.[18] In December 2013 Common Sense Media rated it two stars and said it makes people laugh "at the expense of any realistic content."[19]

Awards[change | change source]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Icon TV Show Sam & Cat Nominated[20]
Icon TV Actress Ariana Grande Nominated[20]
Jennette McCurdy Nominated[20]
2014 ANMTVLA Awards Best Children Series in 2013 Sam & Cat Nominated[21]
ANMTV Brazil Awards Best child and adolescent series exhibited in 2013 Sam & Cat Nominated[22]
2014 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show Sam & Cat Won[23]
Favorite TV Actress Ariana Grande Won[23]
Jennette McCurdy Nominated[24]

International premieres[change | change source]

Country Channel Premiere Title Source(s)
 United States Nickelodeon June 8, 2013 Sam & Cat [13]
 Canada YTV August 12, 2013 [25]
Nickelodeon (Canada) September 7, 2013
 United Kingdom
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland) September 1, 2013 (preview)
October 14, 2013 (premiere)
[26]
 Australia Nickelodeon (Australia) September 30, 2013 (preview)
October 11, 2013 (premiere)
[27][28]
 Poland Nickelodeon (Poland) September 28, 2013 Sam i Cat [29]
 Germany Nickelodeon (Germany) Sam & Cat [30]
 Netherlands
 Belgium
Nickelodeon (Netherlands & Flanders) [31]
 Denmark Nickelodeon (Denmark) September 29, 2013 [32]
 Norway Nickelodeon (Norway)
 Sweden Nickelodeon (Sweden)
 New Zealand Nickelodeon (New Zealand) September 30, 2013 (preview)
October 7, 2013 (premiere)
[33]
[34]
 Philippines Nickelodeon (Philippines) October 11, 2013 [35]
 Hong Kong
 Indonesia
 Macau
 Malaysia
 Singapore


 Thailand
 Taiwan
 Vietnam

Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia)
 Brazil Nickelodeon (Brazil) October 19, 2013 [36]
[37]
[38]
 Argentina
 Chile
 Colombia
 El Salvador
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
 Peru
 Venezuela
 Dominican Republic
 Ecuador
 Bolivia
 Uruguay
 Paraguay
Nickelodeon (Latin America)
 France Nickelodeon (France) October 30, 2013 Sam et Cat [39]
 Portugal Nickelodeon (Portugal) November 4, 2013 Sam & Cat [40]
 Spain Nickelodeon (Spain)
 Italy Nickelodeon (Italy) [41]
 South Africa Nickelodeon (Africa) [42]
 Turkey Nickelodeon (Turkey) November 11, 2013 [43][44]
 Quebec VRAK.TV December 31, 2013 Sam et Cat [45][46]
 Hungary Nickelodeon (Hungary) February 16, 2014 Sam és Cat [47]
 Greece Nickelodeon (Greece) February 24, 2014 Sam & Cat [48]
 Japan NHK April 2, 2014 サム&キャット [49]

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