Although it would be great to see Amanda Bynes back on Nickelodeon, sadly the rumors being reported aren't true.
Yesterday, New York Post's Page Six published a article reporting that TV insiders were trying to get Amanda Bynes back on Nickelodeon — the network that launched her career as a child star.
A source told Page Six that producers have been “trying to reach” Bynes — who recently completed a second year at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Orange County — to come up with an idea for a new show with her, with the hope to find a way to “work with her again in a positive and healthy way. She has a tremendous amount of talent.”
However, Page Six is now reporting that although a Nickelodeon rep hasn't commented on the rumors, a source has told them: “We love Amanda, but it’s not true.”
Bynes landed her breakout role on the number-one entertainment brand for kids at the age of 10 in Nickelodeon's hit sketch show All That and later starred in her spin-off series, The Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002, which also helped launch the careers of Drake Bell and Josh Peck. Following The Amanda Show, Bynes went on to star in The WB sitcom What I Like About You, which ran between 2002-2006, and star in movies, such as What a Girl Wants (2003), Robots (2005), Love Wrecked (2005), She's the Man (2006), and Hairspray (2007).
Following retiring from acting in 2010, untiring in 2011, and a public breakdown in 2012, a healthier Bynes returned to the public eye in 2015 at an LA red carpet.
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