"Sam & Cat" gets the axe from Nickelodeon

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Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat" -- which in April was put on "permanent hiatus" -- has been officially canceled.

"Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of "Sam & Cat." We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them all the best," the kids network told ET in a statement.

The spinoff shows stars Jennette McCurdy in her role as Sam from the hit Nick show "iCarly," and Ariana Grande as her friend Cat, the character she played in Nick's other hit show "Victorious."

"Sam & Cat" was supposed to be a profit machine for the network, and was a massive success in the short time it was on the air, even getting a 40-episode order from Nick.

However, behind-the-scenes drama and conflict put the show in danger early on, according to Deadline. From Grande's burgeoning music career to a leak of semi-scandalous photos featuring the 22-year-old McCurdy in lingerie, things got off to a rocky start.

There were even rumors of a major rift between the show's stars, who had once been good friends in real life.

Nickelodeon will now have to find another program to be their flagship series.

Tell us: Do you think they should have canceled "Sam & Cat"?

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