Marc Summers Exits 'Quiet on Set' Interview, Claims Deception

Marc Summers reveals shocking truths in a recent interview.

by Zain ul Abedin
Marc Summers Exits 'Quiet on Set' Interview, Claims Deception
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Marc Summers, the beloved former host of Nickelodeon's iconic game show "Double Dare," has publicly expressed his discontent with his involvement in the documentary "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV." Summers claims he was misled about the focus of the documentary, which sheds light on allegations of abuse, harassment, racism, and se---- within the network, particularly pointing towards former executive Dan Schneider.

During a revealing interview on "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show," Summers recounted how he was approached by the filmmakers under the guise of contributing to a nostalgic piece on Nickelodeon's positive impact. However, he quickly realized the documentary's true intent was to expose a more sinister side of the network.

"The first few seconds are of me praising Nickelodeon, but it turned out to be a bait and switch," Summers remarked, expressing his shock upon discovering the documentary's actual content.

Nickelodeon's Dark Revelations

Variety reported that the four-part series features interviews with former child actors and writers, including Drake Bell, who discuss their disturbing experiences on set.

Summers was particularly taken aback by footage implying misconduct related to Schneider and allegations against Brian Peck involving Drake Bell. Feeling ambushed, Summers chose to walk out of the interview upon learning the series' true nature.

Despite his initial removal from the project, Summers was later informed that his comments on Nickelodeon's positive aspects would be included, albeit in a context that suggested a lack of transparency from the filmmakers.

"They lied to me," Summers stated, emphasizing his ethical concerns over how his participation was manipulated. Summers clarified that he had never met Schneider, as his tenure on "Double Dare" ended before Schneider's influential period at Nickelodeon.

He lamented the insinuation that he was complicit or aware of any alleged misconduct, underscoring his disconnect from the controversies that surfaced after his time with the network. "Quiet on Set" is set to continue with a fifth episode titled "Breaking the Silence" on April 7, promising to delve deeper into the allegations and featuring a discussion led by Soledad O’Brien about future industry reforms.