Kids’ television shows have been around practically since tv began. Now ID is taking an in-depth look at the often dangerous events and circumstances that happened during the making of children’s television shows of the 90s and 2000s.
Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV is a four-part series that “pulls back the curtain on an empire, built by creator Dan Schneider, that had an undeniable grip on popular culture.” We’re talking about series like The Amanda Show and All That; shows that were incredibly popular with children in the US.
It is unfortunately all too easy to exploit and manipulate children, and that is apparently what happened behind the scenes on the shows that will be featured. According to ID, “Quiet On the Set reveals an insidious environment rife with allegations of abuse, sexism, racism, and inappropriate dynamics with its underage stars and crew.”
All That aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 until 2005, and it consisted of sketch comedy (with musical guests). It has received a lot of acclaim because of the diversity of the young cast. In All That 's third season, Amanda Bynes joined the cast, and she eventually got her own kids’ series, The Amanda Show.
Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV will feature commentary and inside stories from former All That cast members Kyle Sullivan, Katrina Johnson, Giovonnie Samuels and Bryan Hearne, along with director Virgil Fabian.
Quiet on Set will also look into the “toxic and sexist environment” of The Amanda Show, and Zoey 101 cast member Alexa Nikolas will talk about her experiences on the set of that show. Viewers will also hear from cast and crew members of iCarly, Sam & Cat, Victorious and Double Dare, and parents of the young cast members will be interviewed as well.