Nickelodeon Pulls Plug on Long-Running Series

May 18, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Nickelodeon is ending the run of a teen-oriented series that has been a hit for the cable network, TVGuide.com reports. After five seasons, “iCarly” is winding down.

The cast will reunited in June for one last time, to film a special "iCarly" television event, the story reports. The special program will be televised in November.

The show stars Miranda Cosgrove in the title role, with Jennette McCurdy playing her best friend. Creator and executive producer Dan Schneider said of the ending of the show, "Everyone at ‘iCarly’ has been like family to me for five years. When we film our very last scene, there will be a lot of crying, I know. But I also know that in television, you don’t want to over-stay your welcome. I want to go out the way we are — on a creative high-note."

The report notes: “Although the show is coming to an end, many of the cast members will stay in the Nickelodeon family. The network has green-lit a new live-action series from Schneider starring McCurdy and a new pilot starring [Noah] Munck as part of an overall talent deal with the 16-year-old. The network has also green-lit a pilot from producers Jay Kogen and Aaron Kaplan called ‘Wendell & Vinnie,’ which stars [Jerry] Trainor as a goofball uncle who becomes the guardian to his conservative 12-year-old genius nephew. As for Cosgrove, she plans to attend USC in the fall.”

In a statement, Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of development and original programming, said, "’iCarly’ has been a definitional show for Nick with kid empowerment at its core and irreverent, smart humor that families around the world enjoy. With its classic sitcom format and beloved characters, ‘iCarly’ will always have a home on Nickelodeon."

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