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Nickelodeon series creator may have been given a $7m payoff to leave the kids’ network

Nickelodeon series creator Dan Schneider may have been given a $7million payoff to leave the children’s network.

Schneider – who is credited with discovering the likes of Miranda Cosgrove, Ariana Grande and Kenan Thompson – parted away with the company after almost 25 years.

Reports have indicated that the producer was ‘under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows’, according to Page Six.

Social-media users have claimed Schneider would share inappropriate photos and videos of his young female stars such as a video Grande as a teenager in a skimpy outfit as she throws water on herself. 

Nickelodeons series creator Dan Schneider may have been given a $7million payoff to leave the children’s network.

Schneider - who is credited with discovering the likes of Miranda Cosgrove, Ariana Grande and Kenan Thompson - parted away with the company after almost 25 years (Pictured, Schneider and Grande, June 2011)

Reports have indicated that the producer was 'under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows', according to Page Six (Pictured, Schneider and Cosgrove , May 2012)

Schneider – who is credited with discovering the likes of Miranda Cosgrove (right), Ariana Grande (left) and Kenan Thompson – parted away with the company after almost 25 years. Reports have indicated that the producer was ‘under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows’, according to Page Six 

‘Along with all his success, for years Schneider had been under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows,’ a source reportedly close to Schneider told Page Six.

‘Among the things that have raised eyebrows are his tweeted photos of the toes of his young female stars…Schneider has had well-documented temper issues for years.’ 

The source denied he behaved inappropriately with younger stars, but admitted he had a temper and ‘could be an a*****e’. 

Schneider is the creator behind several of Nickelodeon’s hit shows including ‘All That’, ‘The Amanda Show’, ‘Kenan & Kel’, ‘Drake & Josh’, ‘Zoey 101’, ‘iCarly’, ‘Victorious’, and the network’s current number-one show ‘Henry Danger’.

Senior Vice President of NIckelodeon described Schenider’s leaving as a mutual decision. 

'Among the things that have raised eyebrows are his tweeted photos of the toes of his young female stars...Schneider has had well-documented temper issues for years,' a source said (Pictured, Grande and Schneider, September 2012)

‘Among the things that have raised eyebrows are his tweeted photos of the toes of his young female stars…Schneider has had well-documented temper issues for years,’ a source said (Pictured, Grande and Schneider, September 2012)

Schneider is the creator behind several of Nickelodeon's hit shows including 'All That', 'The Amanda Show', 'Kenan & Kel', 'Drake & Josh', 'Zoey 101', 'iCarly', 'Victorious', and the network's current number-one show 'Henry Danger' (Pictured, Amanda Bynes on 'The Amanda Show')

Schneider is the creator behind several of Nickelodeon’s hit shows including ‘All That’, ‘The Amanda Show’, ‘Kenan & Kel’, ‘Drake & Josh’, ‘Zoey 101’, ‘iCarly’, ‘Victorious’, and the network’s current number-one show ‘Henry Danger’ (Pictured, Amanda Bynes on ‘The Amanda Show’)

However, some industry sources reportedly told Page Six that he was given - and took - a $7million payout to leave (Pictured, Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson on 'Kenan and Kel')

Representatives for Schenider have not replied to a request for comment (Pictured, the cast of 'Zoey 101')

However, some industry sources reportedly told Page Six that he was given – and took – a $7million payout to leave. Representatives for Schenider have not replied to a request for comment (Pictured, the casts of ‘Kenan and Kel’, left, and ‘Zoey 101’, right)

His exit comes amid a change of management at the network and disagreement after Nickelodeon canceled Schneider's show 'Game Shakers' after the third season, according to Deadline (Top row: Schneider, actor Kel Mitchell; bottom row: actors Benjamin Flores J., Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman and Thomas Kuc from 'Game Shakers')

His exit comes amid a change of management at the network and disagreement after Nickelodeon canceled Schneider’s show ‘Game Shakers’ after the third season, according to Deadline (Top row: Schneider, actor Kel Mitchell; bottom row: actors Benjamin Flores J., Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman and Thomas Kuc from ‘Game Shakers’)

However, some industry sources reportedly told Page Six that he was given – and took – a $7million payout to leave. 

Representatives for Schenider have not replied to a request for comment 

His exit comes amid a change of management at the network and disagreement after Nickelodeon canceled Schneider’s show ‘Game Shakers’ after the third season, according to Deadline.



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