If you’ve watched Nickelodeon within the past two decades, you’re probably familiar with the work of Dan Schneider. He is the creative and hilarious mastermind behind some of the network’s most popular shows like Kenan & Kel, Drake & Josh, and Zoey 101.
In addition to his beloved children’s titles, Schneider is also credited with the discovery of young female stars like Ariana Grande, Amanda Bynes, Jamie Lynn Spears, and Victoria Justice, who rose to fame through his series.
For many of us, the shows that Schneider created were a huge part of our childhood. And the last thing we want to hear is that he abused his power and made his stars — particularly the female talents he honed — uncomfortable behind the scenes.
But there was a lot of talk regarding why he and Nickelodeon parted ways in 2018 exit and now, with the release of iCarly alum Jennette McCurdy’s memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, there is even more reason to believe that Schneider had done wrong.