New Documentary “Quiet on the Set” Exposes Dark Side of Children’s TV

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A documentary series titled "Quiet on the Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV" has been making waves in the media recently. This four-part series sheds new light on some of the most beloved children's shows from the 1990s and early 2000s.

It delves into allegations of mistreatment and unhealthy dynamics behind the scenes of popular shows like "Drake & Josh," "The Amanda Show," and "iCarly," all created for Nickelodeon by Dan Schneider.

Schneider has faced criticism for his conduct and the working environment on the sets of his shows. In this documentary, Drake Bell from "Drake & Josh" shares his experience of being mistreated by a dialogue coach who was employed by Nickelodeon, speaking out about it publicly for the first time.

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Where can I watch 'Quiet on the Set?' documentary

You can watch all four episodes on the Investigation Discovery network and Max. The series features actors like Drake Bell, the cast of "All That," Alexa Nikolas from "Zoe 101," and also includes producers, writers, and crew members from different shows.

Dan Schneider denies allegations
Schneider has faced criticism previously, with accusations of sexualizing young actors in his shows. In response to Variety, he denied these accusations through a representative.

Jennette McCurdy has penned her experiences with Nickelodeon.

"Quiet on the Set" isn't the initial instance where the Nickelodeon children's TV empire has faced scrutiny. In her bestselling memoir titled "I'm Glad My Mom Died," former "iCarly" and "Sam and Cat" star Jennette McCurdy recounts her on-set experiences during her time working on these shows.

Dan Schneider talks about Quiet on Set

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Schneider also talked about Bell's story during his discussion on Tuesday. He mentioned feeling really upset when he found out about Peck's actions and assisted Bell's mother in getting her statement ready for Peck's trial.


What is quiet on set documentary about?
Taking a fresh perspective on beloved children's shows from the 1990s and early 2000s, the four-part documentary series delves into allegations of abuse and unhealthy dynamics behind the scenes. It focuses on shows such as "Drake & Josh," "The Amanda Show," and "iCarly," all produced for Nickelodeon by Dan Schneider.

Who calls quiet on the set?
The camera operator sets up the shot by framing it correctly and positioning the camera appropriately to achieve the angle the director wants. 2. When it's ready, the director calls out “Quiet please” or “Quiet on set”.

What episode does quiet leave?
Once you finish Mission 43, Ocelot will contact Snake to let him know that Quiet has departed from Mother Base.

Following the cutscene depicting Emmerich's expulsion from Mother Base, Side Ops #150 will unlock, paving the way for Mission 45. Upon completing Mission 45, Quiet will no longer be an option for deployment.

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