The toxic culture of early 2000s Nickelodeon is examined in Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV, here’s the trailer.
It’s no secret that in recent years, things have emerged about working practices at Nickelodeon during the late 1990s and early 2000s that are quite horrifying if true. Zoey 101 star Alexa Nikolas has been very vocal about the hardships she endured, while former iCarly star Jennette McCurdy detailed several awful tales of abuse by a man she referred to as The Creator in her 2022 memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died.
A new documentary, Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV, is set to dig into the toxic culture that was prevalent on several shows during this period, including All That, The Amanda Show, Zoey 101, iCarly and Victorious. The synopsis reads as follows:
Four-part documentary series Quiet On Set pulls back the curtain on a toxic empire, built by creator Dan Schneider, that had an undeniable grip on popular culture. Series such as All That and The Amanda Show, among others, were obsessively consumed by children across the country and defined comedy for a generation. But behind the upbeat onscreen presence on these shows with questionable jokes and over-the-top sketches, Quiet On Set reveals an insidious environment rife with allegations of abuse, sexism, racism, and inappropriate dynamics with its underage stars and crew.
Directed by Mary Robertson and Emma Schwartz, contributers featured in the documentary include Nikolas, former All That cast members Giovonnie Samuels, Kyle Sullivan, Bryan Hearne, Katrina Johnson director Virgil Fabian, plus The Amanda Show writers Jenny Kilgen and Christy Stratton.
Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV will premiere on Inside Discovery in the US, with details of a UK release yet to be confirmed.
Watch the trailer below: