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Nickelodeon Part Ways With Producer Dan Schneider

Decision Comes of the Heels of the Cancellation of Sitcom 'Game Changers'

Nickelodeon has ended its working relationship with Dan Schneider, the creator of many of the network’s hit programs such as “iCarly,” “Zoey 101” and “Drake & Josh,” for current reasons unknown.

“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. “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.”

Schneider, a former actor whose credits include sitcom “Head of the Class,” has a history with the kid-focused network that dates back to the 1990s when he meet Nickelodeon’s Albie Hecht, who hired him to work on the sketch comedy “All That.”  The decision to part ways comes on the heels of the cancellation of Schneider’s comedy “Game Shakers” after three seasons.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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