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Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV

Season 1
Discover the untold story of the toxic and abusive environment inside '90s kids' TV. Hear harrowing accounts from former child stars and crew who probe the balance of power in the industry and reveal an era that inflicted lasting wounds still felt today.
IMDb 7.520248 episodes
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Rising Stars, Rising Questions
    March 17, 2024
    44min
    TV-14
    In the 1990s, a new creator emerges at Nickelodeon, showrunner Dan Schneider, who brings laughter and mentorship to kids' TV. He champions young talent like Amanda Bynes, but behind the scenes, some female writers face a toxic and sexist environment.
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  2. S1 E2 - Hidden in Plain Sight
    March 16, 2024
    44min
    TV-14
    Dan Schneider’s relationship with his star Amanda Bynes hits a breaking point as new child actors confront uncomfortable scenes and power dynamics until they face a startling revelation that two of their crew members prey on kids they met on set.
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  3. S1 E3 - The Darkest Secret
    March 17, 2024
    44min
    TV-14
    A former child star reveals how he survived abuse at the hands of his acting coach. The harrowing account traces how he met his abuser on set, the ways this coach upended the child’s family and the challenges faced when the actor sought out police.
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  4. S1 E4 - Too Close to the Sun
    March 22, 2024
    44min
    TV-14
    An abuser goes to jail but gets support from big names in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Dan Schneider’s power at the network grows, raising questions about the content and his treatment of the cast and crew. Eventually, tensions boil over.
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  5. S1 E5 - Breaking the Silence
    April 7, 2024
    40min
    TV-14
    Former Nickelodeon stars from the early 2000s join host Soledad O’Brien to share their reactions to the premiere of the “Quiet on Set” docuseries.
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  6. S1 E101 - Quiet On Set: (Trailer)
    February 15, 2024
    3min
    TV-14
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  7. S1 E102 - Quiet On Set: (Trailer)
    March 17, 2024
    3min
    TV-14
    Discover the untold story of the toxic and abusive environment inside '90s kids' TV. Hear harrowing accounts from former child stars and crew who probe the balance of power in the industry and reveal an era that inflicted lasting wounds still felt today.
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  8. S1 E103 - Quiet On Set:The Dark Side Of Kids TV (Trailer)
    March 17, 2024
    3min
    TV-14
    Discover the untold story of the toxic and abusive environment inside '90s kids' TV. Hear harrowing accounts from former child stars and crew who probe the balance of power in the industry and reveal an era that inflicted lasting wounds still felt today.
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Content advisory
Violencesubstance usealcohol usesmokingfoul language
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Mary RobertsonEmma Schwartz
Producers
Nicholas CarlsonPamela DeutschEli HolzmanRebecca KentLora MoftahMary RobertsonMeredith RussellAaron Saidman
Starring
Soledad O'BrienRick EllisScaachi Koul
Studio
discovery plus Adventure & Documentaries
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