Dan Schneider, the one on the left who looks like a discount Chris Farley impersonator, was in Head of the Class and later was involved with dozens of Nickelodeon shows. He was also the focus of some extremely unsettling rumors about him and kids. Yesterday, Nickelodeon announced they’re done with Dan Schneider. I have no idea why that is.
Deadline says that Nickelodeon and Dan Schneider announced yesterday in a joint statement that his production company, Schneider’s Bakery, is no longer working with Nickelodeon after 25 years.
“Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider’s Bakery have agreed to not extend the current deal. Since several Schneider’s Bakery projects are wrapping up, both sides agreed that this is a natural time for Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery to pursue other opportunities and projects.
Dan and his Schneider’s Bakery team have created a string of lasting, groundbreaking hits over the years..We thank Dan and his Schneider’s Bakery producers, executives and social media team for their immeasurable contributions to Nickelodeon, and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. And Dan and Schneider’s Bakery are proud of the work they did together with Nickelodeon and will always remain big fans of the network.”
Nickelodeon recently canceled Dan’s latest series Game Shakers after three seasons. Deadline says there has been talk that Nickelodeon will move on with a fifth season of Dan’s other show in production, Henry Danger, although he will not be involved.
Dan began working with Nickelodeon in 1993 after being hired to create/write/produce All That. He went on to co-create or executive produce numerous hits, including Amanda Bynes’ The Amanda Show, Kenan & Kel (he also wrote the movie Good Burger), Drake & Josh, iCarly, Zoey 101, Sam & Cat (aka the show Ariana Grande was on). In 2014 he won the first and so far only Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kids Choice Awards.
According to Deadline, “multiple complaints” of abusive behavior have been filed against Dan by members of his staff. Staff? Huh, that’s an odd way to spell “child actors.” For a while, Dan Schneider has been plagued by rumors of grossness and predatory behavior, including but not limited to, being the Quentin Tarantino of preteen programming. He has often tweeted pictures of his actresses toes. There have been numerous YouTube videos dedicated to all the unnecessary foot scenes included in his shows. And I’m not saying this is proof of anything, but please note the first suggestion given when you search for Dan Schneider online:
So brace yourselves for the stories about him to come out. All I can say is that I really hope Nickelodeon managed to escort Dan out of the building before the Kids Choice Awards on Sunday night. I really don’t want to picture him asking event staff what they were planning to do with the orange carpet at the end of the night.