Monday, February 26, 2018

Nickelodeon Confirms That 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Is NOT Being Canceled | 2018 Edition

Relax, SpongeBob SquarePants is not canceled!


A tweet surfaced over the weekend of Feb. 24 that appeared to come directly from Nickelodeon's official verified SpongeBob Twitter account (@SpongeBob), and its message was concerning to longtime lovers of the beloved animated series. “Unfortunately, our show will be coming to a final end on March 1, 2018,” the tweet read. “It’s been a long ride, and we are very grateful for all the fans worldwide that have shown support throughout the years, none of this would have been possible without you.” The tweet goes the extra mile, including a screen grab of a teary-eyed SpongeBob himself, and was spread like wildfire across social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.


Don’t worry, though — it turns out that Plankton may have been up to his tricks again, as the whole thing was a hoax! This message doesn’t even appear on the official SpongeBob Twitter page!

Nickelodeon confirmed that SpongeBob SquarePants wouldn't be ending on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in a Tweet on the networks official Twitter page, reiterating that SpongeBob SquarePants has been renewed through to at least the show's twelfth season, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, and even has its own critically acclaimed Broadway show!


Aside from getting renewed on TV, SpongeBob SquarePants will also be featured in his third movie, which is slated to premiere on July 31, 2020, under Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures!

A new rumor circulates the Internet nearly every year that SpongeBob SquarePants will be ending. In 2016, one hoax claimed that Nickelodeon would be ceasing production on the networks hit original animated series on Monday 17th October 2016. A Nickelodeon representative confirmed, via Snopes.com, that "after 17 years", the show wasn't cancelled.


Example, collected via Facebook during October 2016: "I heard the beloved Nickelodeon TV series "Spongebob Squarepants" is being cancelled on October 17, 2016. Is this true?"

"The claim struck enough of a nostalgic chord amount social media users, many of whom grew up watching the exploits of the seafloor denizens of the Bikini Bottom, that few stopped to consider that it cited no reference," noted Snopes.com. "No articles heralded the end of the Krusty Krab era, nor did any major entertainment outlets cover the cancellation of one of the most prominent children's' shows of the last two decades. Nonetheless, viewers across the country expressed disappointment on [social media]."

“It blows my mind when I do the math and realize that SpongeBob has been living in my head for nearly one-third of my life now,” Tom Kenny, who voices the title character, said in a statement in 2017. “And he’s the best roommate I’ve ever had!” New episodes of SpongeBob’s 11th and 12th season's will continue airing throughout 2018-2019.

Additional sources: KSDK.com,
Hollywood Life, Inquisitr, InqPOP!, Facebook /@Kianaa KB.

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