Dan Schneider, ex-Nickelodeon producer, apologizes after 'Quiet on Set'  

Former Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider apologized for his behavior and the on-set climate of his 2000s and 2010s adolescent and teen series. In response to the Sunday and Monday Investigation Discovery special “Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV,” Schneider, who left the network in 2018, spoke out.

Schneider called the docuseries “difficult” and “embarrassing” in a video with actor Bobbie K. Bowman, known as BooG!e. “Facing my past behaviors — some of which are embarrassing and regrettable — and I definitely owe some people a pretty strong apology,” Schneider added.

He interviewed Bowman, who played T-Bo on “iCarly,” on Schneider’s YouTube channel Tuesday. Schneider created Nick's hit series “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Drake and Josh,” and “iCarly.” Several performers and former child stars on Schneider-produced series claimed abuse, inappropriate behavior, and a poisonous work atmosphere in “Quiet on Set”.

“It was wrong that I ever put anybody in that position,” Schneider said concerning workplace massages. “I apologize to anyone I put in that situation.”

Many people who witnessed it may have felt uncomfortable. I also owe them an apology. Schneider advised removing objectionable content and humor from vaulted and replayed episodes.

“Every one of those jokes was written for a kid audience because kids thought they were funny,” Schneider added. “Now adults are looking back at them 20 years later. This is fine with me. Please remove those jokes from the show.”

He also repeated his prior allegation that various network executives approved his shows' substance and style and that dozens of adults were on set and never raised concerns.

An investigation before he left the network uncovered no misconduct, he said. Schneider's spokeswoman said "All that was found is that he was a challenging, tough and demanding person to work for and with, nothing else." Drake Bell, from “Drake and Josh,” accuses dialect coach Brian Peck in “Quiet on Set.”

Peck, Schneider's collaborator on “All That” and “The Amanda Show,” which Bell starred on often, was arrested in 2003 and accused with “lewd acts with a child,” according to an LAPD news release. Peck molested an unidentified youngster he worked with for six months, according to the release. 

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