Originally posted by jjwspider
One of the primary reasons the amazing Constant Payne series didn't get picked up was because Micah was accused of handing out union cards to writers at Nick. This would have cost Nick tons of profits because they would have had to give the writers their due and so they instead fired Micah, labeled him a trouble maker and basically destroyed both of his shows.
Since then he hasn't been able to get to much work because of the stigma and Constant Payne would cost whoever picks it up quite a bit of money to get the rights from Nick. It's a real shame to because the show would have been excellent and would have made for a different offering than the C-K junk that Nick seems so fascinated with. I'll try and get in contact with Micah again and see if I can get an update on Constant Payne.
According to Steve's Rugrats and Nick Website (which, by the way is where I got this info), Nick turned it down because of the events on 9-11. Or was Steve trying to be light on the injust network (nice metaphor, Vash) or maybe it's some cover-up so nobody gets supiscious (it sure fooled me).
BTW, I agree that it is amazing and it stinks that Nick never picked it up.