Will Dan Schneider be part of ‘iCarly’ revival? Here's why Nickelodeon severed ties with the series' creator

Schneider was fired from the channel in March 2018, following allegations of abusive behavior


                            Will Dan Schneider be part of ‘iCarly’ revival? Here's why Nickelodeon severed ties with the series' creator
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A revival of the Nickelodeon hit TV series 'iCarly' has been ordered at Paramount Plus. Now people want to know if Nickelodeon will also revive its broken relationship with famed producer and creator, Dan Schneider, who is the brain behind 'iCarly,' 'All That,' 'The Amanda Show' and 'Drake & Josh'. Schneider was fired from the channel in March 2018, following allegations of abusive behavior. 

Schneider worked with the network since the 1980s, but they mutually agreed not to extend a production deal with his company, Schneider’s Bakery. “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,” Nickelodeon and Schneider said in a joint statement to HuffPost. “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.”

At that time, neither Schneider nor the channel gave a reason for the split. Deadline stated that the decision was years in the making due to “multiple complaints of abusive behavior” by members of Schneider’s staff, and “well-documented temper issues.” The report asserts that he worked “under a cloud of suspicion” because of relationships with young actors on his shows and notes he shared photos of actresses’ toes on social media. 

“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 Nickelodeon-Schneider 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 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.”

Now as soon as the news of his show's revival came to light, his name started trending on Twitter as one Internet user said, "I hope Dan Schneider is back for this iCarly revival. The show isn’t the same without him involved. And since no allegations have amounted to much, he deserves the chance." While another one demanded, "Dan schneider better not be allowed anywhere near this"



 

 



 

 

Making a joke on the allegations against him for sharing pictures of actresses' toes on social media, another one said, "People say Dan Schneider had a foot fetish. Just because there was occasional tickle jokes and stuff doesn't mean the brotha had a foot fetish. Come on." Another one joked, "Dan Schneider is trending...that's it. I'M PUTTING MY FOOT DOWN ahahahahaha get it get it? Finals are very soon I'm scared."



 

 



 

 

One wanted to know about Schneider's whereabouts as one Internet user tweeted, "Hmm actually where is Dan Schneider anyways? I haven’t heard one peep of his whereabouts in a long time ever since Nickelodeon yeeted him out. Personally hoping he’s sitting in a jail cell." Another one wrote, "We put more energy throwing R Kelly and Bill Cosby in jail than Dan Schneider. I wonder why."



 

 



 

 

Complimenting him, another one tweeted, "Dan schneider was king of the 00's "random humor". He honestly heralded in that era and was the best at it. But that got stale, and now random humor is lame. So they moved away from that"



 

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