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

Jennette McCurdy updated her fans on an upcoming project, shortly after her name was not included in the news about the iCarly reboot.

By Ryan Gajewski Dec 10, 2020 6:00 AMTags
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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 !!"

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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

Over the years, the star has made appearances on many TV shows, including Crowded and The Goldbergs. She also provided the voice of Margo in the Despicable Me movies. Recently, the 27-year-old played the role of Rachel in the Vince Vaughn film North Hollywood and hosts her own CBS series, Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove. She's also set to appear in the iCarly reboot.

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 he and his wife, London, are expecting another baby later this year. 

"Absolutely thrilled to announce that Baby Girl #2 is well on the way!!" Kress, 28, shared in an Instagram post last October. "After multiple previous miscarriages, we can thankfully report that mom and baby are doing perfectly so far."

He's also acted in a number of TV shows, including Alive in Denver, and is expected to appear in the iCarly revival.

Jennette McCurdy

After Sam & Cat came to an end in July 2014, the star went on to act in 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. McCurdy, 28, is the only original cast member not returning for the Paramount+ revival. In March 2020, she confirmed she had officially quit acting

"My experience with acting is, I'm so ashamed of the parts I've done in the past," she said on her podcast Empty Inside. "I resent my career in a lot of ways. I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing. I did the shows that I was on from like 13 to 21, and by 15, I was already embarrassed. My friends at 15, they're not like, 'Oh, cool, you're on this Nickelodeon show.' It was embarrassing. And I imagine there's a very different experience to be had with acting if you're proud of your roles, and if you feel fulfilled by them."


Jerry Trainor

Believe it or not, Trainor, who played Carly's goofy big brother Spencer, is a die-hard Bachelor fan. In fact, when he isn't doing improv, the 44-year-old is co-hosting the podcast Will You Accept This Rose? He's also appeared on shows like Netflix's No Good Nick and is appearing in the iCarly reboot.

Noah Munck

No one was more loved on iCarly than the Gibster. Following his role as this character, the 24-year-old actor transformed into the equally out-there "Naked Rob" in ABC's The Goldbergs

Mary Scheer

She may not play Mrs. Benson onscreen anymore, but for $59 the Mad TV alum will reprise the role for personalized videos on Cameo. Scheer also had a recurring role on the Disney Channel series Bunk'd.

Reed Alexander

Reed has said goodbye to the acting world and hello to journalism. The 26-year-old has bylines in publications like CNN, Dow Jones and the BBC.