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“iCarly” premiered on Nickelodeon 10 years ago and the cast is all grown up. Nickelodeon

In five, four, three, two, one!

And just like that, the “iCarly” theme song will begin playing in your head as “iCarly” turns 10 years old.

The tween series, about three best friends who start a hit web series, first premiered on Nickelodeon 10 years ago, on Sept. 8, 2007, and lasted for six seasons before fans were forced to say “iGoodbye” in 2012. Its 96 episodes gave viewers plenty of time to get to know each of the characters, as well as the actors who played them, only making the goodbyes that much harder.

But today is about celebrating the fact that we got to spend so much time with them in the first place. All thanks to TV show-creating wiz Dan Schneider, of course. He’s given us so many of our favorites - “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “What I Like About You,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “Victorious” - giving us our childhood in the process. No matter how many years go by, Schneider should always be celebrated for that.

Today is also about remembering who the actors were when we first met them 10 years ago, and seeing how much they’ve grown since then.

So, without further ado, let us re-introduce you to the cast of “iCarly.”

Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay)

After playing the fabulous lead of this extremely entertaining series, Cosgrove reprised her role as the voice of Margo in the “Despicable Me” franchise for the second and third movies. She also played a main character in the one-season series “Crowded” in 2016 and is now working on the NBC comedy pilot “Spaced Out.” All the while she’s been studying film at the University of Southern California since 2012.

Jennette McCurdy (Sam Puckett)

Since wrapping her role of Sam Puckett on “iCarly,” McCurdy actually went on to reprise the same role in a spinoff/crossover series “Sam & Cat” with “Victorious” star Ariana Grande. The show lasted for a couple years before ending and leaving fans wanting more. From there, McCurdy headed to Netflix to try her hand at a bit more dramatic TV role on the series “Between,” which ended in 2016. Now, she’s working on a comedy film set to premiere next year. She’s also a talented singer, having released country/pop music in the past, which is something everyone should hope she decides to do again in the future.

Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay)

It was only fitting that Trainor and Cosgrove played brother and sister on this series after they both were in “Drake & Josh” together. They definitely did both series justice, which is why it was no wonder that Nickelodeon kept asking Trainor for more. Right after “iCarly” ended, Trainor landed a new Nickelodeon series, “Wendell and Vinnie.” While the show only lasted for one season, it kept him in the Nickelodeon family. As did his job of voicing a character in Nick’s “T.U.F.F. Puppy” from 2010 until 2015. Recently, he’s been acting in Billy Ray Cyrus’ series “Still the King” and getting ready for the release of his should-be-much-anticipated movie “Cover Versions” with Katie Cassidy, Debby Ryan, Ashley Argota, Austin Swift and Drake Bell.


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Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson)

Once he finished up his role as Freddie Benson, Kress took a few guest-starring roles here and there, as well as did a few movies, but he also really got into the field of directing. He’s directed episodes of “Henry Danger” and “Game Shakers,” all within his family of Nickelodeon, of course. He’ll also be voicing a character in Nick’s upcoming series “Pinky Malinky” alongside Lucas Grabeel in 2018. Kress also recently got married and announced that he’s expecting a child.

Oh, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “iCarly,” Kress will be playing himself in a new episode of “Game Shakers” premiering on Saturday, where he’s going to be asked, by the characters within the show, which character he really thinks Freddie should’ve ended up with – Carly or Sam. It’s the age-old question.


You can find me on my porch, in my rocking chair, polishing my shotgun, for the next 18 to 40 years.

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