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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Henry Danger Guide: How to Tell if You’re Turning Into a Man-Beast

Have you or a friend been hit by the rays of a Manly Machine in the past 24 hours? Unsure? Look for the symptoms!

Are you trying to fight strangers at Italian restaurants?


Are you averaging 90 pull ups a minute?


Are you letting your chest hair out to breathe during nice dinners?


Do people find it off-putting when you eat your raw steak with your bare hands?


Are you constantly being told to "tone it down"?


Do you spend up to 4 hours a day admiring your body hair?


Are people terrified of taking selfies with you?


Are  you upping your rep game significantly?


Do people ask you if you're your date's father?


Does your date think you're trying to wrestle her when you go in for a hug?


Do you consider your mouth to be a reasonable alternative to scissors?


Do you sometimes get so out of control that your friends have to contain you with full body restraints?


If you, or a friend, are exhibiting any of these beastly symptoms, please call your local zookeeper, and tune in to the ALL NEW Henry Danger Episode" Henry the Man-Beast" this Saturday, November 22nd at 8PM (7c), only on Nickelodeon! 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fun Moments with Russell Westbrook!

In honor of our friend Russell Westbrook's Birthday yesterday (November 12th), we've put together 7 fun moments from the NBA star's Henry Danger episode titled "Too Much Game".  The episode airs this Saturday, November 15th at 8 PM (7c), only on Nickelodeon! 

1.  Russell teaches Jace (Henry) the proper way to sit on a bench in front of a concrete wall.
















2.   Fierce competitors, or best friends? Who can tell anymore?
  

















3.  Puppy love: the only force in the universe as strong as Captain Man... well, almost.

















4.  Jace contemplates whether it's a better play to jump over Russell's head, or go through his legs.

















5.  These  guys have the most insane Best Friends Forever necklaces, you don't even KNOW! There's like a strobe light, and a padlock, and a rack of ribs, and a moon rock, and a dinosaur bone.


















6.  Yes, I am interested in changing my long distance service provider.


















7.  It's always hard to be the new kid in middle school. Especially when you're 26. 
















You CANNOT miss the Russell Westbrook madness on Henry Danger: Too Much Game! Saturday, November 15th at 8 PM (7c), on Nickelodeon! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Henry Danger! TONIGHT!!!

Okay guys, Henry Danger premieres TONIGHT!  It starts at 8:00 PM (7 central).  If you’re on Twitter, you can ask me any question you want.  I’ll be answering 100 questions from fans!  I'll start taking questions right as the movie begins tonight.

Please try to make your questions about Henry Danger, as you watch the show.  But if you have questions about other stuff, I’ll try to answer some of those, too.

Here’s how it will work…

Our web team is going to be on my Twitter (@DanWarp), scanning the questions.  When they see an interesting or fun question, they’ll send it along to me.  I’ll answer it, and they’ll post it right away.

You must put #HenryDanger in your question for it to be considered.

We’re all really psyched about tonight!  The Danger Begins at 8:00 PM tonight!

Peace & Love,




Monday, July 21, 2014

HENRY DANGER - SNEAK PEEK!

HUGE NEWS!

The NEW TV MOVIE Henry Danger PREMIERES THIS SATURDAY, JULY 26 @ 8PM on Nick!

Check out this TEASER TRAILER below, and be sure to tune in this weekend! :)


Chew gum, blow bubble, fight crime!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

All That! Happy 20th Anniversary!

All That's 20th Anniversary 
April 16, 2014


It's hard to believe that today – April 16th, 2014 – marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of All That – the first TV show I ever wrote and produced.  

We filmed the All That pilot (the first episode) back in early 
1994.  In some ways it seems like yesterday.  I​n other ways it seems like a lifetime ago.  It was such a wonderful experience, and little did I know that it would change the course of my life, all in great ways.  

Since people have been asking me how it all got started, here's how it happened...

Back in the late 1980's and early 1990's, I was one of the stars of a popular TV show called Head of the Class (ABC) – I played a high school student named Dennis.  One of the other stars of the show was Brian Robbins – he and I became great friends while we worked on the show.

Brian and I even wrote an episode of Head of the Class together, just to see if we could do it.  To our surprise, the executive producers liked our script and bought it.  Next thing I knew, we were filming the episode we had written together.  It was a great feeling.  I loved creating a story, writing it, and then seeing it come to life on television.

During our run on Head of the Class, Brian and I were asked to co-host the 2nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards.  I didn't know much about Nickelodeon at the time, but we thought it sounded fun, so we said sure.  

The awards show was produced by a very talented guy named Albie Hecht.  Brian and I got along well with Albie, and we struck up a friendship that continued after the Kids' Choice Awards.  We even talked about creating a project together, but we couldn't (at that time) because Brian and I were under contract with Warner Bros. and ABC for Head of the Class.

By 1993, our friend Albie had become a high-level executive at Nickelodeon, and he had been talking with Brian about possibly making a new show.  Brian suggested bringing me in, and Albie agreed.  Brian then called me and we met at Art's Deli, one of our favorite lunch places in Los Angeles.

At that time, I had a solid acting career going, but I was between gigs.  So, when Brian talked to me about the idea of us creating a new TV show for Nickelodeon, I thought it sounded like a fun "side job" – just something to keep me busy for a while.

We started talking about creating a sketch comedy show.  I always loved sketch comedy, 
so the idea of creating that type of show was exciting for me.  The fact that it was going to be for a young audience just made it a bit more challenging, because we'd have to keep all the comedy kid-appropriate.

Once we had a basic concept for the show, the next logical step was for me to write the pilot script (for the first episode).  But we decided to proceed a different way.  

We knew that, for a sketch comedy show, casting was extremely important.  In fact, we felt casting was so crucial that we decided I would not write the pilot script until we had our whole cast in place.  That's unusual in television.  Almost always, you write the first show (the pilot), and then you hire the cast.

But for All That, our plan was to search the country for the best kid comedy actors we could find.  Then, once we had our cast, I would write the script, tailoring the sketches to the specific actors' comedy strengths.  We wanted to create characters and sketches that would be perfectly suited for the kid actors we hired.

We did a nation-wide talent search and got very lucky.  We didn't just find "good" kid comedy actors – we found incredible ones.  Every kid we ended up hiring for the original All That cast turned out to be fantastic: Josh Server, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Katrina Johnson, Lori Beth Denberg, Angelique Bates, and Alisa Reyes.  We couldn't believe how confident and hilarious they all were, as performers.  And every one of them was hard-working, professional, nice, and fun.

With the cast in place, I started working with a few other talented writers, and soon we had a script.  As head writer, I did my best to create great characters and make everything as funny as I could.  By January of 1994, we were all at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, filming the pilot for All That.  We had a blast!

After we made the All That pilot, some time went by and I didn't hear much of anything.  I was hoping the show would be picked up, meaning that the network would like the pilot and order more episodes.   

But then I heard that the show "hadn't tested great."  Whenever you make a new TV pilot, the network tests the show with focus groups.  So, for All That, they got a bunch of kids – boys, girls, different age groups – and let them watch the pilot.  Then, moderators asked them questions – sort of like a "group review" of the show.

I actually still have the results from those tests.  Basically, the company who ran the testing wrote a report that wasn't too great.  Their opinion was: Kids probably wouldn't like this new sketch comedy show for kids.  But luckily, the people at network decided to give us a chance, anyway.  They picked up the show, and we all flew back to Orlando to write and produce the first season.

All That premiered on television on April 16th, 1994.  The show was an instant hit, thanks to the fans who tuned in every Saturday night to watch the insane adventures of Superdude, Coach Kreeton, Ear Boy, Ross Perot, Ishboo, the Island Girls, Randy & Mandy, the Loud Librarian, Pierre Escargot, Repairman-man-man-man... and much more.

I figured we'd maybe make 30 or 40 episodes of All That and then that would be it.  Never in a million years did I think the show would run for TEN SEASONS, and spawn many more new TV series.  I don't think any of us thought All That would become part of kids' and teens' pop
 culture the way it did.

And now you're probably thinking, "But Dan!  What ever happened to the Big Ear of Corn?"  You'll be happy to know I saw him just a few days ago (no kidding – I really did).  He's retired now, enjoying his life in a nice, air-conditioned storage facility, not too far from my home.  He sends his best, and thanks you all, THE FANS, for watching and liking All That for so many years.

So do I.

​Happy 20th Anniversary!!!

Love,
Dan Schneider

P.S.  To see some of my personal photos that I took myself during the first season of All That, CLICK HERE :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sam & Cat Ratings Soar! :)


Hey guys.  I was just sent this information and I wanted to share it with you, and THANK YOU for your support.  
Entertainment is all about the FANS, and that's you guys.  Everyone at Sam & Cat loves making our show, and more importantly, we love that YOU love watching it.
So, CHEERS and THANKS to the the FANS of Sam & Cat :)







NEW YORK – Jan. 28, 2014 – Nickelodeon closed the month of January as the top basic cable net in total day with Kids 2-11 and total viewers. Nick’s January performance also marks 12 consecutive months of year-over-year gains.
These numbers were further propelled by the January 18th premiere of the special one-hour Sam & Cat episode #TheKillerTunaJump which drew nearly 5 million total viewers and ranked as Nick’s highest-rated telecast with Kids 6-11 since 2012. 
Nickelodeon also won the fourth week of January with kids and total viewers.  Sam & Cat was the top live-action series with total viewers.
And from the Wall Street Journal...





Original series "Sam & Cat," starring Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, helped drive Nickelodeon to its 12th consecutive month of year-over-year ratings growth in January. 
Exciting stuff, guys!!!  
More great Sam & Cat episodes coming your way!!!
Best,



Friday, January 17, 2014

No, They Did Not Meet


I want to address something.  

Every few weeks, someone asks me: "But Daaaaannn… didn't Sam and Cat ALREADY MEET in iParty With Victorious?"  

Answer:  No, they didn't.  Some iCarly and Victorious characters did meet in iParty, but most didn't.  

Now, some fans will point to the group song at the end, when they all sang the iCarly-Victorious theme song mash-up.  I don't consider that part of the narrative (the story).  I wrote iParty, and the STORY ENDED before that group song began.

In fact, when I wrote the first and second drafts of iParty, I had the end credits rolling over the kids singing the song at the end.  That was the original plan. 

But when I heard the mash-up (the two songs blended together), I felt it was too good to roll end credits over.  So, I did a little rewrite, and I decided to feature the casts singing the song without rolling the end credits over it.

But the singing of the mash-up had nothing to do with the story.  It was sort of like… the show was over… and the kids all said "goodbye" by singing you the song.

So, just because Cast Member A and Cast Member B might have stood near each other, or even sung together in the closing song, that (to me) does not mean that Cast Member A and Cast Member B met.

Unless I'm mistaken, Sam and Cat had no significant interaction in iParty With Victorious.  They didn't converse. 

In fact, Cat didn't even speak in the episode (until the very end, just before the song -- and she wasn't speaking to Sam).

The End.