icarly-cancelled-renewed-by-nickelodeonWe are reviewing all the cancelled shows and renewed shows of the season.

We were very optimistic already about the fate of Miranda Cossgrove´s iCarly… and we weren´t wrong. Nickelodeon has picked iCarly for a third season and now it´s official.

We were speculating about iCarly being renewed, but now it´s official.

And alongside iCarly, there goes Rules of Engagement, How I Met Your Mother renewed , Sonny With a Chance and Hannah Montana all heading towards renewal.

iCarly is a television series, which premiered on September 8, 2007 on Nickelodeon. It first arrived on YTV a month later on October 8, 2007. The show first aired on Nickelodeon UK during Easter 2008 and Nickelodeon Australia in May 2008. iCarly made TV history as the first series to incorporate kid-generated original content into its script.

According to iCarly Terms and Conditions, there´s how to participate and send kid-generated original content to the show.

The series stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor. The series is created and executive produced by Dan Schneider. The series focuses on a girl named Carly (Cosgrove) who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam (McCurdy) and Freddie (Kress).

Who are the characters on iCarly?

Carly Shay

Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) is the teen star of her own popular web show, iCarly, which she produces with her two best friends, Sam and Freddie. She is 13 years old as the series begins. Carly lives with her 26-year old brother Spencer in the Bushwell Plaza, an apartment building in Seattle (which is depicted as an exterior shot of the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles). Her father is in the Air Force but stationed on a submarine (it is also said in the first episode that he is currently in Europe), and it’s unclear what happened to her mother. Because of the show, Carly is a local celebrity, which sometimes helps her get out of sticky situations, but she remains an average teenage girl who never lets fame get to her head. Carly is quite intelligent and, unlike Miranda Cosgrove’s previous role, Megan Parker, from Drake and Josh, hates to lie about anything or anyone, implied in the episode iPromise Not to Tell, where she was overcome by guilt when forced to keep Sam’s troublemaking a secret. Carly usually has very high grades in school (but has never had a straight A report card) and is even offered a scholarship to Briarwood Academy, an elite private school. She often acts as a peacemaker when Sam and Freddie fight.

Samantha “Sam” Puckett

Sam (Jennette McCurdy) is Carly’s best friend and co-host of iCarly. While she’s also friends with Freddie, their relationship is strained at best, since Sam enjoys tormenting him. However, her first kiss was with him, though nothing ever came of it. She usually goes to great lengths to torment him, such as revealing his secret to the whole viewing world, hitting him continuously with a tennis racket, and pushing him off elevated areas. Sam tends to be the opposite of her best friend; while Carly is the level-headed one, Sam is argumentative, hot-tempered, sarcastic, stubborn, and at times intimidating. Sam is almost always at Carly’s apartment to get away from her family; it’s implied that she has a dysfunctional home life and an unreliable mother, who apparently never wakes up before 12:00 p.m., and is supported more by Sam than vice versa. Sam is also a troublemaker and extremely lazy, and as a result she often gets in trouble with Principal Franklin (who she calls by his first name, Ted) and other authority figures, especially Miss Francine Briggs.

Fredward “Freddie” Benson

Freddie (Nathan Kress) is the technical producer of iCarly and Carly’s neighbor who lives across the hall, where he stays with his obsessively protective mother, who would have preferred a daughter. He has a huge crush on Carly, though Carly has made it clear that at the moment, she is not interested. While he and Sam are actually best friends, he bears the brunt of her abuse and they have a somewhat hostile relationship. Freddie has had one girlfriend, an iCarly fan with ulterior motives named Valerie in the episode iWant To Date Freddie. However, his first kiss was with Sam in the episode “iKiss”, although they claimed it was “just to get their first kiss over with,” and nothing ever came of it. Freddie is also particularly close to Carly’s brother Spencer, whom he tends to rely on as an older male figure.

Spencer Shay

Spencer (Jerry Trainor) is Carly’s 26-year-old brother and legal guardian. He is an artist by profession and is a sculptor. He is goofy, weird, and immature (which sometimes embarrasses Carly), but he has also proven to others that he is a responsible guardian to Carly. Spencer went to law school for three days, and his marginal law knowledge has occasionally proven useful to Carly and her friends, such as in the episode iPromote Techfoots, when Carly and the gang use Spencer as their lawyer to get out of a contract with Daka Shoes. As a running gag, whenever Spencer builds or fixes anything except his own sculptures, it tends to burst into flames spontaneously like he’s pyrokinetic. Spencer’s best friend is Socko, who sells socks; and his brother Tyler, who sells ties. The two also have an uncle named Otto (a pun of auto) who works with cars and a cousin named Rob who steals things.

Are you happy iCarly is renewed for a new season? After all, iCarly beat up Jonas in the ratings, right?