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iCarly: The Reason(s) Jennette McCurdy Isn't Reprising Her Role as Sam

Between new storylines with familiar faces — including a Spencer that curses and a Freddie with a stepdaughter — there's a lot to look forward to come June 17 when the iCarly reboot premieres on Paramount+. Unfortunately, Carly's BFF and one of the original characters, Sam, isn't one of them. According to two recent episodes of her podcast Empty Inside, actress Jennette McCurdy, who played Sam, won't be in the reboot. McCurdy has retired from acting and has no interest in returning, least of all the iCarly universe.
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How iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove Feels About Jennette McCurdy Not Joining The Paramount+ Revival

In the age of reboots and remakes, the iCarly revival seems to be hitting the right notes. But one glaring omission still stuck out from the announcements: Sam Puckett. When Jennette McCurdy announced she wasn’t returning for the revival to reprise her character, many fans were disappointed. Now, iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove finally addressed how she feels about McCurdy not joining the Paramount+ revival.
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Here's Where Miranda Cosgrove And Jennette McCurdy Stand Ahead Of The iCarly Reboot

Nickelodeon birthed a lot of incredible on-screen and off-screen friendships, like Ariana Grande and Liz Gillies from Victorious, and Drake Bell and Josh Peck from Drake & Josh. The bond formed between iCarly's stars was just as strong and has stood the test of time. Despite the show ending in 2012, it seems like Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy are still friends.
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Jennette McCurdy Says Her 'iCarly' Friendship With Miranda Cosgrove Was "Helpful"

When it was announced in late 2020 that there’d be an iCarly revival, the Nickelodeon show’s stans were shook — particularly because the cast list for the series (which will stream on Paramount+) had so many familiar names. Miranda Cosgrove will represide her role as Carly, while Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor are returning as Freddie and Spencer, respectively. But one star was missing: Jennette McCurdy, who played Carly’s bestie, Sam. The 28-year-old retired from acting in 2017, so some fans expected her absence. Still, Jennette McCurdy’s quotes about her friendship with Miranda Cosgrove and Nathan Kress will have you in your feels.

Jennette McCurdy and the plight of child actors

Television revivals have been all the rage recently. Whether it be an effort to promote a new streaming service or cash in on an already established property, no franchise or series is ever sacred. Hollywood seldom lets well enough alone and the same can sadly be said for child actors.
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Jennette McCurdy Says Starring in 'iCarly' and 'Sam & Cat' Made Her Deeply Unhappy

Now that nostalgia is officially the name of the TV game, Nickelodeon has green lit an iCarly reboot. As a result, fans of the show can't stop talking about how much it shaped their childhoods, which, same! But unfortunately, Jennette McCurdy—who played Sam Puckett—can't exactly relate because she wasn't in a great place emotionally while filming iCarly and Sam & Cat.
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‘iCarly’ actress Jennette McCurdy quits acting; ‘I’m so ashamed,’ she says

If you are a fan of Nickelodeon’s "iCarly," you will be shocked to know that Jennette McCurdy has confirmed that she will not reprise her role as Sam Puckett in the new sequel season. The 28-year-old actress has confessed in a new episode of the podcast she hosts that she is “ashamed of her acting career.” The name of her podcast is "Empty Inside," and it is quite popular among Jennette McCurdy’s fans.

‘iCarly’ Star Jennette McCurdy Calls Her Past Acting Roles "Embarrassing"

Needless to say, she won't be in the 'iCarly' revival. Anyone who found themselves tuning into Nickelodeon between 2007 and 2014 knows of Jennette McCurdy. The iCarly star—who played Sam Puckett, a funny teen and web show co-host on the Nick series— said after acting since she was 6 and being the family breadwinner by age 10, she officially quit the craft a few years ago and never plans on going back. McCurdy, now 28 years old, is opening up about the detrimental toll acting can take on a child's mental health and why she always felt "unfilled'' by her past roles.

Jennette McCurdy Confirms She Quit Acting: 'I’m So Ashamed Of The Parts I’ve Done'

Jennette McCurdy has confirmed that she’s done with acting and opened up about the complicated feelings she has about her past career. The former “iCarly” star, who hosts “Empty Inside,” recently talked with actor Anna Faris on the podcast. Among other topics, McCurdy discussed why she quit acting “a few years ago to try my hand at writing and directing.”

Jennette McCurdy Revealed She Quit Acting and Felt "Embarrassed" by Her 'iCarly' and 'Sam and Cat' Roles

It goes without saying, but iCarly was easily one of the most iconic Nickelodeon shows of the 2000s, and part of the reason why was because Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy were a comedic dream team. But while Miranda and Jennette were busy making us laugh as Carly Shay and Sam Puckett, Jennette was quietly struggling with her work behind the scenes and later quit acting altogether.