Celebrity News: Jennette McCurdy Posts About New Project After Absence From iCarly Revival Announcement

Celebrity News: Jennette McCurdy Posts About New Project After Absence From iCarly Revival Announcement

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Jennette McCurdy Is “So Excited” for Ariana Grande’s Wedding

Jennette McCurdy is staying focused on the future. 

Fans of teen TV have been aflutter after it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 9 that iCarly is returning with a revival on streaming service Paramount+. It will feature original stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress and is set to go into production in the first half of 2021.

However, devotees were equally quick to voice disappointment that McCurdy was not mentioned as returning to the rebooted project. McCurdy played Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon show that signed off in November 2012 after six seasons. She reprised the role on Sam and Cat opposite Ariana Grande, although that series ended in July 2014 after 35 episodes.

McCurdy has yet to comment publicly on the revival or whether she might still appear on it down the road, but she took to her Instagram Story shortly after the announcement was made to update her fans on her podcast Empty Inside

“Also a few big thank yous to everyone who helped out with season 1 of empty inside,” she wrote on Wednesday, tagging three people. “you guys are amazing !!”

She also added, “and an extra special thank you to all the empty inside listeners !! season 2 coming soon.” The 28-year-old performer ended the message with a smiley face. 

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During its initial run, iCarly focused on teenager Carly Shay (Cosgrove), who launches a web series with pals Sam (McCurdy) and Freddie Benson (Kress) while living with older brother Spencer Shay (Trainor). Also not mentioned as returning from the original show’s core cast is Noah Munck, who portrayed Carly’s kooky friend Gibby. 

After playing Sam, McCurdy nabbed the lead role on the Netflix dystopian series Between. She now hosts Empty Inside, and she debuted her one-woman show I’m Glad My Mom Died in February 2020, in which she explored her mom’s 2013 death from cancer and the challenges that came with stardom at a young age. 

In March 2019, she penned an essay for Huffington Post about her struggle with disordered eating that began when she was 11 and continued throughout her time on iCarly

To see what the cast has been up to since the show signed off air, keep scrolling.


Miranda Cosgrove

As per usual, the star stays busy with roles in shows like The Goldbergs and as the voice of Margo in Despicable Me. Most recently, she played the role of Rachel in the upcoming Vince Vaughn film North Hollywood.


Nathan Kress

Fans remember him as Freddie, but nowadays he goes by another name: Daddy! The actor is a proud father to daughter Rosie Carolyn Kress, 2, and is expecting another baby in 2021.

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Jennette McCurdy

After Sam & Cat came to an end in July 2014, the star went on to star in Netflix’s Between. She’s also launched the podcast Empty Inside, in which she’s interviewed stars like David ArchulettaApolo Ohno and Lolo Jones

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Jerry Trainor

Believe it or not, Jerry is a die-hard Bachelor fan. In fact, when he isn’t doing improv, he’s co-hosting the podcast Will You Accept This Rose? 


Noah Munck

No one was more loved on iCarly than the Gibster. Following his role as the kooky character who had a penchant for taking off his shirt, he transformed into the equally out-there “Naked Rob” in ABC’s The Goldbergs

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Mary Scheer

She may not play Mrs. Benson onscreen anymore, but for $50 she will reprise the role for personalized videos on Cameo.

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Reed Alexander

Reed has said goodbye to the world and hello to journalism. The actor has bylines in publications like CNN, Dow Jones and the BBC. 

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