Nickelodeon has been one of the most popular destinations for children's TV since the ‘90s, with the channel producing iconic programmes such as Drake & Josh, The Amanda Show, Zoey 101 and iCarly.


But in the new tell-all documentary series Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, former show writers and child stars made claims of a toxic work environment and inappropriate behaviour on the sets of shows run by producer Dan Schneider.

And now it has been announced that viewers can expect an additional fifth episode, titled Breaking the Silence, to drop next month.

The episode will build "off the revelations explored in the first four episodes" and will include a conversation on "where the industry can go from here".

The documentary began airing on 17th March in the US, but how can viewers in the UK watch it? Read on for everything you need to know.

Where to watch the Quiet on Set documentary in the US

Quiet on Set is available to watch now in the US on Max.

The series is also available to rent or buy from Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video.

The fifth bonus episode Breaking the Silence will air on 7th April on Investigation Discovery (ID). It will become available to stream on Max straight afterwards.

Can you watch Quiet on Set in the UK?

Quiet on Set became available to stream in the UK on discovery+ from Monday 25th March.

You can add a discovery+ subscription to your Prime Video membership for £3.99 per month.

A discovery+ subscription is also free for any Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers.

A UK release date for the fifth bonus episode is yet to be confirmed, but we'll update this page as soon as we know more.

What is Quiet on Set about?

Side-on shot of Dan Schneider
Dan Schneider. Lizzy Sullivan/WireImage/Getty Images

The documentary explores troubling allegations about the on-set experiences of Nickelodeon child stars and crew during the late '90s and early 2000s.

In the four-parter, former show writers and child actors, including Drake Bell, make claims about a toxic work environment and inappropriate behaviour on the sets of Nickelodeon shows run by producer Dan Schneider.

Since the documentary began airing in the US, Schneider has directly addressed the allegations made in the documentary.

In an interview published on Schneider's official YouTube channel, DanWarp, he admitted that watching the series was "very difficult" as he faced his "past behaviours – some of which are embarrassing and that I regret".

"I definitely owe some people a pretty strong apology," he added. "I hate that anybody worked for me and didn't have a good time."

He continued: "I would snap at people sometimes. I would be snarky when I could have given them a nicer answer. I would not give people the time they needed. I would be in too big a hurry to get onto the next thing I had to do.

"Watching that, there were so many times I wanted to pick up the phone and call some of those people and say 'I'm so sorry' and 'let's talk about it'."

He added that "seeing the hurt in some people's eyes... made me feel awful and regretful and sorry".

Drake Bell in a light blue suit in a dimly-lit room looking ahead.
Drake Bell in Quiet on Set. ID/Warner Media

The docuseries features the revelations from Drake Bell (former Nickelodeon star) about the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of former dialogue coach, Brian Peck. Peck was convicted of committing a lewd act against an unnamed minor in 2004 and was sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender.

In response to Bell's allegations, Schneider said in the interview that when Bell told him what had happened, he "was more devastated by that than anything that ever happened to me in my career thus far".

Schneider claims he did not hire Peck on his productions.

Prior to releasing the interview on YouTube, a spokesperson for Schneider said (via The Hollywood Reporter) in response to the documentary: "Everything that happened on the shows Dan ran was carefully scrutinised by dozens of involved adults, and approved by the network. Remember, all stories, dialogue, costumes, and makeup were fully approved by network executives on two coasts.

"A standards and practices group read and ultimately approved every script, and programming executives reviewed and approved all episodes. In addition, every day on every set, there were always parents and caregivers and their friends watching filming and rehearsals. Had there been any scenes or outfits that were inappropriate in any way, they would have been flagged and blocked by this multilayered scrutiny."

Dan Schneider wearing a blue shirt and talking to actors, who are facing away from the camera.
Dan Schneider. Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Meanwhile, a Nickelodeon spokesperson said in a statement: "Though we cannot corroborate or negate allegations of behaviours from productions decades ago, Nickelodeon as a matter of policy investigates all formal complaints as part of our commitment to fostering a safe and professional workplace environment free of harassment or other kinds of inappropriate conduct.

"Our highest priorities are the well-being and best interests not just of our employees, casts and crew, but of all children, and we have adopted numerous safeguards over the years to help ensure we are living up to our own high standards and the expectations of our audience."

On Bell, the network also told Variety: "Now that Drake Bell has disclosed his identity as the plaintiff in the 2004 case, we are dismayed and saddened to learn of the trauma he has endured, and we commend and support the strength required to come forward." has contacted Schneider and Nickelodeon for any further comment.

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