Ex-Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider apologizes after ‘Quiet on Set’ docuseries

Written by on March 20, 2024

(Yahoo) Former Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider apologized for his behavior and the on-set atmosphere of the preteen- and teen-focused shows he produced in the 2000s and 2010s.

Schneider, who parted ways with the network in 2018, spoke out in response to the Investigation Discovery series “Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV,” which aired Sunday and Monday.

During a video conversation with actor Bobbie K. Bowman, also known as BooG!e, Schneider said viewing the docuseries was “difficult” and “embarrassing.”

“Facing my past behaviors — some of which are embarrassing and that I regret — and I definitely owe some people a pretty strong apology,” Schneider said.

He spoke to Bowman, who played T-Bo on “iCarly,” in a video uploaded to Schneider’s YouTube channel Tuesday.

Schneider produced some of Nickelodeon’s most successful shows, including “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Drake and Josh” and “iCarly.”

“Quiet on Set” featured several actors and former child stars who alleged abuse, inappropriate behavior and a toxic work environment while appearing on shows produced by Schneider.

t was wrong that I ever put anybody in that position,” Schneider said when he was asked about massages that happened at work. “I apologize to anybody that I ever put in that situation.”

“There were lots of people there who witnessed it who also may have felt uncomfortable. So I owe them an apology, as well.”

Schneider said any questionable content or jokes in the shows should be cut from vaulted and rerun episodes.

“Every one of those jokes was written for a kid audience because kids thought they were funny,” Schneider said. “Now we have some adults looking back at them 20 years later through their lens. I have no problem with that. Let’s cut those jokes out of the show.”

He also reiterated a statement he released earlier that said multiple network executives approved the content and look of his shows and that dozens of adults were on set and never raised concerns.

He also addressed an investigation that happened before he left the network and said it found no wrongdoing.

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