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Jennette McCurdy gets her own show on Nickelodeon

Associated Press Modified: August 6, 2012 at 8:31 am •  Published: August 6, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Nickelodeon's hit show "iCarly" made Jennette McCurdy a star, and although the show will air its series finale in November, the 20-year-old doesn't have to worry about what comes next.

The network has tapped McCurdy and actress Ariana Grande to star in a spinoff tentatively titled, "Sam & Cat." The series will follow the girls' characters, Sam Puckett from "iCarly" and Cat Valentine from "Victorious," as they become roommates and start a baby-sitting business.

"Sam & Cat" will be produced by Dan Schneider, who is behind Nickelodeon shows "iCarly," ''Victorious," ''Zoey 101" and "Drake & Josh."

"I couldn't be under a better person's wing, so I'm really happy about that decision," McCurdy said in a recent interview. "I haven't seen a script ... so I'm dying for information."

McCurdy describes taping the series finale of "iCarly" as emotional.

"The last day of shooting was really sad. There was a lot of crying and there were a lot of hugs going around. None of us wanted to say goodbye really."

Besides acting, McCurdy loves singing. She recorded a self-titled album with Capitol Records Nashville, but is no longer under contract with that label.

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