Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Dan Schneider Is Not Involved With the 'iCarly' Revival, At All

Dan Schneider, the controversial creator of the original iCarly, has absolutely no involvement in the revival currently streaming on Paramount+.

Original iCarly creator Dan Schneider has absolutely no involvement in the Paramount+ revival, Nickelodeon President and CEO Brian Robbins has confirmed.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, when asked whether Schneider would have any involvement with the new iCarly series, Robbins, who became president of the brand shortly after Nickelodeon and Schneider parted ways, responded, "I don’t know the specifics; I wasn’t here when he did his separation agreement. He definitely didn’t have anything to do with the new iCarly, so I don’t believe he was compensated, no."

When THR asked Robbins, who describes the producer as a "friend", whether Schneider's plans to return to show business could include a reunion with Nickelodeon, Robbins said "I don’t think right now we’re looking to work with Dan," adding "I don’t know what his plans are, quite frankly, but whatever they are, I wish him luck. I wasn’t here when he was dismissed and he and Nick went separate ways so it’s hard for me to comment on that relationship and I’d hate to speculate on rumors. I have no ill will but we are not contemplating working together right now."

As reported by Deadline, Schneider parted ways with Nickelodeon in 2018 as the #MeToo movement brought to light allegations of professional misconduct on Schneider's part. Among other issues, Schneider tweeted pictures of the toes of his shows' young stars, which -- in combination with an intense focus on children's feet in his TV shows -- led many to assume there was something wrong. Schneider denied the foot fetish rumors and any allegations of sexual misconduct to The New York Times, but an investigation found evidence of verbal abuse by Schneider.

The new iCarly picks up nearly 10 years after the original show ended, and finds Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends navigating work, love and their family in their twenties.

The new iCarly series features two new cast members: Laci Mosley (Florida Girls) as Harper, Carly’s roommate and best friend; and Jaidyn Triplett (The Affair, See) as Millicent, Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter. Mosley and Triplett appear alongside returning original series stars, Miranda Cosgrove (Carly), Jerry Trainor (Spencer) and Nathan Kress (Freddie).

iCarly made its debut on Paramount+ on June 17, with new episodes being released every Thursday on the streaming service. The series has become one of the streamer's most popular shows to date. Newcomers can try Paramount+ for free at

Original source: CBR.

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