After their respective shows ended on Nickelodeon, the kid cabler partnered “iCarly” sidekick Jennette McCurdy and “Victorious” goofball Ariana Grande for “Sam & Cat,” which debuted June 8 to 4.2 million viewers. The show has since kept up its momentum, remaining among the
top 10 and scoring nearly 3 million viewers the last week of June.
Grande, 20, is also a singer, signed
to Republic Records, with a Billboard Top 10 single “The Way” from her album “Daydreamin’ ” (scheduled for release in August). She’s been nommed for a slew of Teen Choice Awards, and YouTube recordings of her perfs have racked up more than 200 million views. On the acting side, Grande also has Nick telepic “Swindle” upcoming.
McCurdy, 21, also appears as part
of the “Swindle” ensemble, as well as
in tuner “The Goree Girls.” Like Grande, McCurdy is also pursuing a singing
path, releasing the songs “Stronger” and “Not That Far Away” on a 2010 EP with Capitol Nashville. She left the label last summer, but has kept busy acting
in the interim.
Like much of her tween following, the heir to the Disney Channel throne still isn’t old enough to buy a drink. Bridgit Mendler, 20, began her rise to Mouse House fame in 2009, when she landed a recurring role on “Wizards of Waverly Place.” From there, the multi-talented thesp went on to star in the hit Disney series “Good Luck Charlie,” while releasing her debut album in 2012. With “Charlie” slated to come to a close early next year, Mendler’s combo of singing and acting (the tried-and-true pairing for Disney starlets) leaves her set for success … no reliance on “Luck” needed.