Nickelodeon is cutting ties with their most prolific producer.
Dan Schneider has produced more hits for the children's network than any other person. His catalog includes classic SNICK shows like Kenan & Kel, All That and The Amanda Show as well as Zoey 101, Victoriousand iCarly. He's credited with launching the careers of Amanda Bynes, Jamie Lynn Spears and Victoria Justice, among others.
"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 said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "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."
The network continued the statement, lauding Schneider's contributions to the network and next steps as he still produces one series for them currently on the air.
"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 reads. "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."
According to Deadline, a "cloud of suspicion" of abusive behavior and sexual misconduct has followed the producer for years. Some of his more eyebrow raising antics include tweeting pictures of his young starlets' toes. Nickelodeon's decision to officially end the professional relationship comes five months after political and entertainment website Red State published a story claiming Schneider would be the next Hollywood executive to be taken down by the #MeToo movement due to longstanding rumors and allegations of misconduct. A reddit thread began shortly after that story to compile reports of Schneider's troubling behavior.
Schneider is still executive producer of Henry Danger, which was expected to be picked up for another season at the network.