Nick Fires Chris Savino, 'Loud House' Continues Production

Joann Johnston
October 21, 2017

Nickelodeon recently suspended Chris Savino, creator of The Loud House, and just a day later has terminated him over sexual harassment allegations.

Now in its second season, The Loud House, "which will continue to air on Nickelodeon and be in production", has been a ratings hit for the network.

When asked for a comment, Nickelodeon did not confirm the suspension, but sent this statement: "Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and to fostering a workplace free from harassment".

The Loud House, which is now in its second season, will continue to air on Nickelodeon and be in production. "Season 3 is scheduled to premiere in early 2018".

As you may already know, the allegations against Chris come after the 65-year-old film producer, Harvey Weinstein, lost his job at his own company when charges of sexual assault, harassment, coercion, and intimidation over the course of thirty years came to light.

Savino's firing comes almost two weeks after the entertainment industry was rattled by revelations of decades of alleged sexual harassment and misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, detailed in stories by The New York Times and The New Yorker.

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Elaborating on the company's commitment outlined in its statement, President of Nickelodeon Group Cyma Zarghami assured employees in an internal memo obtained by EW that they are "safe to speak up".

A social media campaign, #MeToo, has encouraged women to share their stories of harassment.

The Loud House is Nickelodeon's No. 2 series among its targeted kids 2-11 demographic, behind only SpongeBob SquarePants at the network.

Weinstein's downfall has resulted in a rallying cry to address rampant sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond.

"Nickelodeon is incredibly successful at the moment and continues to thrive because of the people who work here". It is one of our foundational principles, and it is non-negotiable.

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