‘Quiet on Set’ Will Have 5th Episode with Drake Bell Interview Titled 'Breaking the Silence'

'Quiet on Set: Breaking the Silence' premieres Sunday, April 7 on Investigation Discovery

<p>Michael Tran/Getty</p> Drake Bell

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Drake Bell

Investigation Discovery has greenlit a fifth episode of the docuseries, Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV.

The new episode, Breaking the Silence, delves “deeper into the toxic and dangerous culture” of some of the most iconic children’s television shows in the 1990s and 2000s, according to a network press release.

Breaking the Silence premieres on April 7 and features interviews with Drake & Josh star Drake Bell, as well as other former child actors from some of Nickelodeon’s hit shows from the early 2000s.

“With Breaking the Silence, we’re digging deeper into the crucial conversations the docuseries ignited and exploring the lingering questions left in their wake to provide further insight from the brave voices who’ve spoken out previously and those who are coming forward again,” said Jason Sarlanis, President, TNT, TBS, TruTV, ID & HLN, Linear and Streaming.

The new episode will build off “the revelations explored in the first four episodes” and include discussions with journalist Soledad O’Brien.

According to the network, Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, which debuted in mid-March, was viewed by more than 16 million people.

<p>Albert L. Ortega/Getty</p> Brian Peck

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Brian Peck

The show featured plenty of bombshells, including an interview with Bell, now 37, who spoke out about being sexually assaulted by Nickelodeon dialogue coach Brian Peck when he was 15.

The show also featured his father, Joe Bell, who expressed his concerns about Peck. When Joe raised concerns, he claimed he was "ostracized" on set and "backed off.”

“I’m not the same today,” Joe told a producer through tears. “The pain’s still there from the moment that I knew. I don’t wish this on any parent or child whatsoever. It’s just devastating.”

In 2004, Peck pleaded no contest to a charge of oral copulation with a minor under 16 and performing a lewd act with a 14- or 15-year-old in connection with the case and spent 16 months in prison.

The show also delved into the sexism accusations against producer Dan Schneider made by female writers on The Amanda Show.

<p>Eric Vitale/Getty</p> Dan Schneider

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Dan Schneider

The complaints included strange tasks given to female writers by Schneider, such as massaging him in front of other writers and crew members.

Related: ID Docuseries Goes Inside Alleged 'Toxic Environment' of Kids TV Shows Under Dan Schneider

Jenny Kilgen, a writer on The Amanda Show in 1999, alleged that Schneider "didn't think women were funny," showed pornography from his computer and pressured others to take part in uncomfortable activities — like allegedly asking a female writer to tell a story like she was being "sodomized" — as jokes.

All That alums Bryan Hearne and Giovonnie Samuels were also featured in the show and described their experiences working as some of Nickelodeon's few young Black actors in the early 2000s.

“I was referred to as a ‘piece of charcoal’ [by an adult],” Hearne recently told PEOPLE and also shares in the docuseries. “Remarks like that are harmful. They stay with you.”

Related: Drake Bell's Dad Recalls Finding Out About Son's Sex Abuse by Brian Peck: 'I'm Not the Same Today'

Samuels, now 38, told PEOPLE that while working on All That as a teenager, she was the sole Black actress not given a hairstylist. She also recalled being trained to avoid choking during a sketch that required drinking large amounts of fake coffee and sugar and felt like “waterboarding.”

"You're always asking yourself, 'Do I speak up?' And if I do speak up, will I lose my job? Or do I just let it go?” Samuels told PEOPLE.

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Schneider, 58, left the network in 2018 after an internal investigation into his allegedly verbally abusive and demanding behavior on set. He has denied allegations of misconduct.

He responded to the series in a 20-minute YouTube video with BooG!e, who played T-Bo on iCarly, on March 19.

“Facing my past behaviors, some of which are embarrassing and that I regret," the former Nickelodeon producer said. "I definitely owe some people a pretty strong apology.”

Quiet on Set: Breaking the Silence premieres Sunday, April 7 at 8/7c on ID. Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV is now streaming on Max.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor.

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