NEW YORK -- With Ariana Grande hitting it big in the music world this summer, her time as a star on children’s television is about to become history.
Nickelodeon has announced that "Sam & Cat," which at times was the network’s most popular series after debuting just last summer, aired its last original episode Thursday.
Grande, whose single "Problems" has sold 2.3 million tracks, co-starred on the series with another longtime Nickelodeon personality, Jennette McCurdy.
After an initial order of 20 episodes, Nick doubled it to 40. But the series shut down production this spring, four episodes short of a full order amid published reports of turmoil on the set and a falling out between Grande and McCurdy.