It seems Nick is having trouble with Tricky Dicky. Mace Coronel, who has played quadruplet Dicky Harper since the sitcom debuted in 2014, has left the Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn TV show on Nickelodeon. Last month, Coronel announced his departure on Instagram (check it out, below). Now, the show’s future is reportedly up in the air.
A live-action comedy series, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn features Lizzy Green as Dawn Haley. Dawn’s sibling rivalry with brothers Nicky (Aidan Gallagher), Ricky (Casey Simpson), and Dicky (Coronel) is exacerbated by the fact the they are quadruplets. Brian Stepanek and Allison Munn also star. Back in March of this year, Nickelodeon ordered a 14-episode fourth season. While Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, season four, is yet to premiere, it sounds like Coronel will only appear in part of it.
Mace Coronel Confirms Exit from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn TV Show on Nickelodeon
A Nickelodeon spokesperson says the network and Coronel “mutually parted ways” during the summer, noting that “it was a mutual decision” and a decision has not been made on Season 5.
There has been no further comment from either side but I hear that that had been simmering tensions on the set of the sitcom for awhile and growing issues and personality conflict among the young cast. They came to a head toward the end of production on the upcoming fourth season, with the network and Coronel abruptly severing ties in August with around around five episodes left to film from the show’s 14-episode fourth season. Production was completed without him, wrapping on Sept. 22 for a 2018 premiere.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn TV series? Will you keep watching if Nickelodeon either writes out or recasts the Dicky character? Finally, should Nickelodeon cancel or renew Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn for season five, without Coronel? Let us know, below.