The complete list of renewed shows for 2011 season
[...] Nickelodeon renews iCarly for season five [...]
iCarly is mediocre at best. Besides Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress, the rest of the iCarly cast is banal and lame, and so are the storyplots really, except iOMG, which, in my opinion, was a much deserved improvement in quality for the series, which has been suffering for a long time now. The overall theme of the show is aimed more toward younger children, although some mild adult themes have also been mentioned in the series, which is a surprising move from someone like Dan Schneider, the director of the show, who was also behind other popular Nick shows like "Drake & Josh" and "The Amanda Show."
Overall, iCarly does nothing for these actors/actress careers, it makes them all look immature and crude. I hope some of the cast pulls away from Nickelodeon once this show meets the final curtain call, it would make them all look that much more professional on screen than they are now.