|The Amanda Show|
|Created by||Dan Schneider|
|Presented by||Amanda Bynes|
|Narrated by||Dan Schneider|
|Theme music composer||Stewart Copeland|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||46 (including the best of episodes) (list of episodes)|
|Camera setup||Videotape; Multi-camera|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Original release||October 16, 1999 –|
September 21, 2002
The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show created by Dan Schneider that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999, to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, and Nancy Sullivan, and featured John Kassir, Raquel Lee, and Josh Peck. The show was a spin-off from All That, in which Bynes had co-starred for several years. The show ended on September 21, 2002. Writers for the show included Schneider, John Hoberg, Steven Molaro, and Andrew Hill Newman.
In 2002, after the end of The Amanda Show, Dan Schneider created a new series, called Drake & Josh, featuring Drake Bell, Josh Peck, and Nancy Sullivan.
The Amanda Show is a sketch comedy television program set in a universe in which it is broadcast as a popular television comedy (a show-within-a-show). Recurring sketches include "Judge Trudy", a spoof of the courtroom reality Judge Judy; "So You Want to Win Five Dollars?", a spoof of the ABC game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?; and "Blockblister", a spoof of the now-defunct video rental store Blockbuster.
Main article: List of The Amanda Show episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||October 16, 1999||February 19, 2000|
|2||17||July 15, 2000||April 7, 2001|
|3||10||January 19, 2002||September 21, 2002|
|The Best of...||6||March 23, 2002||May 18, 2002|
As of March 2021, the show is available to stream on Paramount+, without the four episodes excluded on DVD (1, 5, 8, and 12).
Nickelodeon had carried reruns of The Amanda Show until October 2007, when they were carried to The N (now TeenNick) but were later removed in March 2008, reruns returned to the channel on April 4, 2009. The original TV rating was TV-Y7, but was changed to TV-G, like all of the other shows that aired on the former TEENick block on Nickelodeon. On August 3, 2009, The Amanda Show was taken off.
On 11 July 2011, the British Nicktoons channel began airing the series; it showed weekdays at 9:00 p.m. Some episodes missing from broadcast included three episodes (episodes 3, 8, 11 and 12) from Season 1, three Season 2 episodes (episodes 3, 7 and 14), and four episodes from Season 3 (episodes 1, 2, 6 and 10). Reasons for these episodes not being shown are unknown.
Nickelodeon Canada began airing the series on September 5, 2011, with the exception of Season 1 episodes 8 and 12 (which featured musical guests), and Season 3 episode 11. The series was removed from the schedule in 2012.
Reruns of The Amanda Show returned to TeenNick on October 11, 2011. Although it was originally announced as part of TeenNick's 1990s block The '90s Are All That, the series instead aired as a standalone series during the daytime. The show was pulled in April 2012 following Bynes' arrest for a DUI. The show would later return on September 17, 2012, and aired in two-hour blocks, until being removed again on March 17, 2013. The series later premiered on The Splat (later NickSplat and NickRewind) on June 10, 2016, and on August 27, 2017, as part of a SNICK 25th anniversary marathon, before briefly returning again in 2020.
|Amanda, Please!||October 5, 2004|
|Includes Episode 214 and Episode 217. DVD exclusives are Episode 222 and Episode 226.|
|The Girls' Room||October 5, 2004|
|Includes Episode 216 and Episode 219. DVD exclusives are Episode 224 and Episode 228.|
|Totally Amanda||February 22, 2005|
|Includes Episode 215 and Episode 220. DVD exclusives are Episode 223 and Episode 225.|
|The Best of Volume 1||July 29, 2008|
|iTunes only; Includes Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 10, Episode 11 and Episode 13.|
|The Best of Volume 2||June 22, 2009|
|iTunes only; Includes Episode 210, Episode 216, Episode 217, Episode 219 and Episode 220.|
|The Best of Volume 3||May 16, 2011|
|iTunes only; Includes Episode 222, Episode 223, Episode 224, Episode 225 and Episode 226.|
|The Best of Volume 4||January 8, 2013|
|iTunes only; Includes Episode 227, Episode 228, Episode 229, Episode 230 and Episode 231.|
|The Best of Season One||March 13, 2012|
|Includes episodes 2–4, 6, 7, 9–11 and 13 – episodes 1, 5, 8 and 12 aren't included. Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.|
|Season Two||March 13, 2012|
September 15, 2020 (re-release)
|Includes episodes 14–30 (the entire season two). Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.|
|Season Three||March 13, 2012|
|Includes episodes 31–40 (the entire season three). Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.|
|The Best of The Amanda Show||March 13, 2012|
|Includes the six best-of episodes. Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.|
8. Weingarten, Christopher R., et al. "40 Greatest Sketch-Comedy TV Shows of All Time." Rolling Stone, February 26, 2020, https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-lists/40-greatest-sketch-comedy-tv-shows-of-all-time-142581/the-amanda-show-1999-2002-186898/.
9. McNally, Victoria. "9 Ways Amanda Bynes Changed Pop Culture For The Better." MTV News, 3 Apr. 2015, https://www.mtv.com/news/2122746/amanda-bynes-birthday-pop-culture-contributions/.