All That Cast Joins Nickelodeon Documentary


Silence on the set: The dark side of children’s television will soon return with a new episode that will delve into the disturbing claims about Nickelodeon in the late ’90s and early 2000s, and Entertainment Weekly has your first look, including another former child star joining the conversation.

The explosive docuseries premiered earlier this month in four parts and included interviews with several of the network’s stars who detailed the toxic work environment and abuse they allegedly faced while working with producer Dan Schneider on hit shows like Everything that and The Amanda Show.

EW can exclusively reveal the first look at an additional fifth episode, titled “Breaking the Silence,” set to air Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

Bryan Christopher Hearne, Giovonnie Samuels, Shane Lyons and Soledad O’Brien in ‘Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV’.

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The next installment will include new interviews with Drake and Josh star drake bell, Everything thatby Giovonnie Samuels and Bryan Christopher Hearne, and Hearne’s mother, Tracey Brown, who appeared in the original series of the documentary series. Furthermore, another former Everything that Cast member Shane Lyons will appear in Silence on set for the first time.

Television journalist Soledad O’Brien will lead a group conversation in which the assembled cast will respond to the first four episodes and discuss how the entertainment industry can become safer for young actors.

In previous episodes of Silence on setSamuels and Hearne detailed the racism they allegedly faced while working on Everything that and other awkward moments on set, including Hearne describing an experience where he was completely covered in peanut butter and licked by dogs for an on-air challenge.

“I feel very honored to have had the opportunity to share my story. It’s definitely difficult for a black man in Hollywood, let alone a black boy,” Hearne posted on social media after the first episodes aired. “There is no deadline for healing. If you’re asking ‘Why now?’ “It’s because it’s time for justice to be done. “It is time for all of this to be revealed and released for many of us.”

Tracey Brown and Bryan Christopher Hearne in ‘Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV’.

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In the third and fourth episodes of the docu-series, Bell opened up about the childhood sexual abuse she survived. Amanda Show Speech coach Brian Peck, who ultimately served time in prison following Bell’s John Doe case against him.

Other important accusations of Silence on setThe first four episodes include accusations of sexism in the Amanda Show writers’ room, descriptions of Schneider’s supposedly volatile temperament on set, and details of how child stardom on Nickelodeon negatively affected the young performers’ mental health and self-image.

Since its release, numerous former Nickelodeon stars have spoken out about the stories shared on Silence on setincluding Kenan and Kel star Kenan Thompson, Bell’s Drake and Josh co-star josh peck, Clarissa explains everything actress Melissa Joan Hart, and even Blue’s Clues host Steve Burns.

Soledad O’Brien in ‘Silence on the Set: The Dark Side of Children’s Television’.

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Schneider also posted a response video addressing some of the accusations made against him in the first four episodes of the documentary. “Watching the last two nights was very difficult,” the former showrunner, who parted ways with the network in 2018, said in a 19-minute conversation with icarlyIt’s BooG!e. “I face my past behaviors, some of which are embarrassing and which I regret, and I definitely owe some people a pretty strong apology.”

The docuseries was watched by more than 16 million viewers on ID and Max/discovery+ and has the largest audience for an unscripted series since the launch of Max, according to a statement from the network.

Giovonnie Samuels, Bryan Christopher Hearne and Soledad O’Brien in ‘Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV’.

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The fifth episode of Silence on the set: The dark side of children’s television premieres on ID on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. The first four episodes of the series air on Max.

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