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SAM AND CAT PREMIERES MONDAY, 14TH OCTOBER

Nickelodeon’s New Series Launches with Orange Carpet Event on Saturday, 12th October,
Featuring the Show’s Co- Stars, Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande

London – 1st September, 2013 – Grab your best friends, something pink and a juicy ham because Nickelodeon’s favourite funny gals: Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande are back in their new comedy series Sam & Cat. The series premieres in the UK on Monday, 14th October at 6:00pm with new episodes airing Monday nights at 6:00pm.

To celebrate the UK premiere of Sam and Cat, Jennette and Ariana are visiting London to present a special screening of the new series. From today, UK and Irish fans can visit nick.co.uk for a chance to win tickets for the Orange Carpet screening event taking place on Saturday, 12th October at Cineworld at The O2.

In the series premiere, total opposites Sam Puckett and Cat Valentine first meet when a wild predicament lands both girls in the back of a moving rubbish truck. After quickly becoming friends and roommates, they find themselves babysitting three younger kids, which give Sam and Cat the idea to start Sam & Cat's Super Rockin' Fun-Time Babysitting Service. Already proving to be a hit in the United States and with episodes featuring the UK’s own Sophia Grace and Rosie, Sam and Cat is the latest series from Dan Schneider, creator of iCarly and Victorious.

In addition to catching the new show on Nickelodeon, McCurdians and Arianators can visit nick.co.uk/samandcat for additional information on the show, clips, games and exclusive episodes of The Lil’ Sam & Cat Show, the animated short companion show which will premiere online every Tuesday from 15th October. Fans on Twitter can also use #TEAMSAMANDCAT to follow all of the Sam and Cat news on the run up to the show’s UK launch.

Best known for her comedic portrayal of Sam Puckett on the mega-hit iCarly, Jennette McCurdy recently wrapped production on Nickelodeon’s forthcoming original TV movie Swindle.  In addition to starring in the Nick original TV movie Best Player, McCurdy has also guest-starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order: SVU and Medium.

Prior to garnering attention as the beloved character Cat Valentine on Victorious, Ariana Grande performed on Broadway in the musical 13.  Her other acting credits include a feature role in Nickelodeon’s original TV movie Swindle and voiceover work on the animated Nick series Winx Club.  Grande is also signed to Universal Republic Records and her 2013 breakout single, "The Way" featuring Mac Miller, scored Grande her first Billboard Top 10 single.

About Nickelodeon
Available in 14 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, TalkTalk channel 315 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids content to the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.
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