Dan Schneider is the man behind some of the most successful kids' TV series of the last twenty years, including the likes of iCarly, Drake & Josh and Kenan & Kel, however Nickelodeon has now ended their long-term partnership with the TV producer.
Nickelodeon and Schneider said in a joint statement to Deadline: "Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider’s Bakery [his production company] 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 including iCarly, Drake & Josh, Victorious, Kenan & Kel and the current number-one hit show on Nickelodeon, Henry Danger, the statement continued. “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 endeavours. 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.”
According to Deadline, there have been multiple complaints of abusive behaviour against Schneider filed by members of his staff, while there have also been issues of bloated budgets and long production days on Schneider’s shows.
Nickleodeon will move forward with the fifth season of Schneider’s remaining live-action Nick series, Henry Danger but his other series Game Shakers has been cancelled after three seasons.