Nickelodeon Orders Pilots for 'iCarly' and 'Victorious' Spin-Offs
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Nickelodeon's resident hit-maker Dan Schneider is looking to expand his empire. The creator of popular shows like iCarly and Victorious
is developing two potential spin-offs that would feature characters
from both shows. And it couldn't come any sooner with the recent
announcement that iCarly is ending this season.
The shows will feature popular iCarly characters Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Gibby (Noah Munck) as well as Victorious' Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande).
The first show, Sam and Cat, would unite those two characters from both shows into a single story as they become roommates who start a babysitting business. Sam is a tough juvenile delinquent with a fondness for meat who frequently whips out her butter sock (a sock filled with butter, used to beat people with). Cat, on the other hand, is the flighty redhead from Victorious who acts like Brittany from Glee, only with more sweetness and emotion. She's also no stranger to dealing with troubled people as she often tells outrageous stories about her brother, like the fact that he screams at trees and taught Cat how to pick locks.
As a fan of iCarly and Victorious, I can safely say Sam and Cat are the best parts of both shows, and a spin-off featuring both would almost certainly be a success.
It's also not unusual for them to team up as both shows did a special crossover event, so they exist in the same universe. However, there are some fun TV paradoxes because McCurdy has appeared on Victorious as Sam and in a different role as the psychotic Ponnie.
The second potential spin-off in development is Gibby, a show featuring the ridiculous character from iCarly who loves saying his own name. Gibby would get a job at a rec center and mentor a quartet of unusual middle schoolers.
Nickelodeon has ordered pilots for both shows, though that doesn't mean either will make it to air. iCarly will come to an end soon while Victorious is currently in its third season, awaiting word on a fourth.
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