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Jennette McCurdy starts first project since 'Sam & Cat' cancellation

By Daniel S Levine,

Jennette McCurdy is putting behind all the controversy surrounding the cancellation of Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat. In fact, she’s already got a new gig that she wrote just for herself and it has already debuted online.

The series, called What’s Next For Sarah?, appears to be loosely based on her own life. She stars as the titular character, who became famous as a child star and is now trying to figure out what is next after the show got canned.

“I wanted What’s Next for Sarah to be a light-hearted call-out to some of the more absurd experiences I've faced growing up in the entertainment industry,” McCurdy said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The first four episodes were posted on Vimeo this week and each run between three and six minutes long. According to Hollywoodlife, Sarah gets the bad news about her show getting cancelled in the first episode.

McCurdy told THR that her goal with the series was to make Hollywood archetypes funny. “We all have those moments where we feel like the world is entirely crazy, and we’re the only sane person,” she said.

Sam & Cat, which paired McCurdy with Ariana Grande, was cancelled in July after just one season, among rumors that McCurdy clashed with Nickelodeon. There were also pictures of McCurdy in lingerie that leaked online.

After the show was cancelled, McCurdy took to reddit, where she denounced the role model label. “I am not a role model. I don't claim to be, I don't try to be, and I don't want to be,” she said at the time.

Episode 1 from What's Next For Sarah? on Vimeo.

image courtesy of Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com

 
 

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