Dan Schneider and Nickelodeon part ways
Deadline reports that Nickelodeon and long-time creative partner Dan Schneider have parted ways. The news comes after the network has opted to cancel Game Shakers.
Henry Danger is expected to proceed with production of a fifth season later this year, without Schneider’s involvement. No word on the future of recently launched animated series The Adventures of Kid Danger. Game Shakers is ending, with production on its third season having finished last week.
The news comes after Nickelodeon informed Schneider that Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert’s new series Cousins For Life was going to film in his normal studio space this summer during Henry Danger’s hiatus. Deadline reports that sources say Schneider “objected to the prospect of having to share the office and production space with the non-Bakery show.” Schneider worked with Kopelow and Seifert during the ‘90s on Nickelodeon’s All That. The team hasn’t worked together since, likely due to a falling out.
Dan Schneider’s career at Nickelodeon has been continuous since 1993. He started as an executive producer on All That and later Kenan & Kel before creating a string of series for the network. That started in 1999 with The Amanda Show. It continued with Drake & Josh in 2004, Zoey 101 in 2005, iCarly in 2007, VICTORiOUS in 2010, Sam & Cat in 2013, Henry Danger in 2014, Game Shakers in 2015 and recently his first animated series The Adventures of Kid Danger this January. Nearly all of them have been mega-hits for the network.
Schneider has also been plagued with rumors of inappropriate behavior, from an apparent ‘foot fetish’ that is displayed in his series and social media posts to a “well documented temper issue”, according to Deadline.