Nickelodeon's 'iCarly' Finishes Shooting Its Final Season
Nearly everything in television has a finite shelf life - the exceptions, of course, being "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons" and the realization that Seth MacFarlane ran out of originality a long, long time ago.
The way time marches on, teen and 'tween-oriented shows have a lifespan that filters through the hourglass seemingly even faster that other shows'. After six seasons, E! Online confirms today that Nickelodeon's "iCarly" has wrapped shooting its sixth and final season.
Chalk the show ending now up largely to star Miranda Cosgrove, 19, readying herself to start college soon. She's played teen webshow host Carly Shay throughout her entire span of formative years, and she's now ready to try her hand at being a real-life grown up.
"Everybody's been crying," she told E! during Thursday night's Young Hollywood Awards. "But it's nice because everybody's moving on to new things. But we've all had so much fun doing the show. It's definitely sad." Following her summer concert tour, she'll join many an excited late-teen young woman and enroll at USC this August.
But for now, as en era ends for her, she's indulging in the parade of "lasts" before a barrage of firsts. Cosgrove has been home-schooled and tutored so long, she's thrilled by the looming classroom-and-classmates experience.
"I've been crying, especially because everything is the last now," she said. "The last table read, the last rehearsal, the last scene. So yeah, we're kind of breaking everything down and getting really sad."