“Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our longtime creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider’s Bakery have agreed to not extend the current deal,” the Viacom-owned cable network said Monday in a statement. “Since several Schneider’s Bakery projects are wrapping up, both sides agreed that this is a natural time for Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery to pursue other opportunities and projects.”
Schneider, a former actor whose credits include Head of the Class, has a history with the kid-focused network that dates back to the 1990s when he meet Nickelodeon’s Albie Hecht, who hired him to work on the sketch comedy All That. (He would quit that series after four seasons before being asked to revive it again in 2001.) Schneider’s Nickelodeon programs have included The Amanda Show, What I Like About You, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, iCarly, Victorious, Sam & Cat and more. He has helped launch the careers of Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Victoria Justice, Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy, among others.