Saturday, June 15, 2019

Nickelodeon on the Cusp of Renewing 'SpongeBob SquarePants' for Season 13

Vincent Waller has revealed the Sponge-Tastic news that Nickelodeon is on the cusp of ordered a 13th season of the networks hit original animated series SpongeBob SquarePants!


Although it has yet to be formally renewed for season 13, Vincent, who serves as a co-executive producer on SpongeBob SquarePants revealed in a tweet that the crew has "[...] been told Season 13 is most certainly coming"!

The exciting news comes as Nickelodeon is about to launch the network's year-long celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Nickelodeon is commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with the “Best Year Ever”—a tribute to one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. SpongeBob launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical that's set to tour from Fall 2019 and a global fan base.

The “Best Year Ever” will kick off Friday, July 12, with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge
, coming summer 2020.

It’s SpongeBob’s birthday in “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” which features for the first time the celebrated voice talent behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton playing live-action doppelgรคnger versions of the animated characters they voice. In the one-hour special, Patrick and SpongeBob journey to the surface world, where they come across a few familiar characters during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab restaurant. Meanwhile, the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob. The special will premiere on Friday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA, followed very shortly by a global roll-out, and also features special guest stars, including David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Jack Griffo (The Thundermans), Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad), and Kel Mitchell (All That, Game Shakers).

Nickelodeon will also commemorate the series with: a new product line by master toy partner Alpha Group, featuring figures that showcase SpongeBob’s iconic meme moments; collaborations with lifestyle brand Cynthia Rowley for a SpongeBob wetsuit and international mixed-media artist Romero Britto; the launch of a dedicated YouTube channel and mobile game; a sneaker collaboration with Nike Kyrie 5; a cosmetics line from HipDot Studios, and much more.

Nickelodeon also recently announced that it had greenlit Kamp Koral (working title), an original spinoff series of SpongeBob SquarePants. The CG-animated series (13 episodes) introduces 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants during his summer at sleepaway camp. The series is slated to begin production in June 2019 at Nickelodeon in Burbank.

SpongeBob SquarePants is currently in the midst of its 12th season.

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