TV bosses are preparing to resurrect hit teen TV show iCarly with a spin-off series.
The Nickelodeon sitcom, which starred Miranda Cosgrove, came to an end in November after a successful five-year run, but it will be revived in a new show with a cast led by Jennette McCurdy, who played Cosgrove's onscreen best friend.
McCurdy will star in Sam & Cat along with Ariana Grande, who appeared in another newly-cancelled Nickelodeon show, Victorious. Both will reprise their roles from their respective series as girls who become friends and start their own business.
Both iCarly and Victorious were created by writer/producer Dan Schneider.
Russell Hicks, President of Content Development and Production at Nickelodeon, says, "Jennette and Ariana are adored by our audience, and it's great to unite these talented actresses in this hilarious new comedy from Dan Schneider. This show promises to deliver on what our audience loves most about these two favorite characters - laugh-out-loud humor and non-stop adventure, and is sure to be a compelling new chapter for our new comedic duo."
Production will begin on Sam & Cat in January ahead of a 2013 premiere, according to industry website Deadline.com.