Nickelodeon said it will debut an episode of "Spongebob Squarepants" on Facebook, followed by a longer prime-time special on television.
The special, called "Legends of Bikini Bottom," is an anthology of five Spongebob stories, with the first of the five to air on Facebook. The Facebook episode will debut Thursday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m., with the TV special debuting a day later at the same time, the article notes.
According to the announcement, "Guest starring Ginnifer Goodwin (‘Big Love’) and Amy Sedaris (‘Strangers with Candy’), ‘Legends of Bikini Bottom’ kicks off with ‘Trenchbillies’ (guest starring Sedaris) on the SpongeBob SquarePants Facebook page (www.facebook.com/spongebob) Thursday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). The next four stories – ‘Sponge-Cano,’ ‘The Main Drain,’ ‘The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom’ and ‘Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle’ (guest starring Goodwin) – will premiere on Nickelodeon in an hour-long prime-time TV special on Friday, Jan. 28, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The anthology of all five tales, including the on-air premiere of ‘Trenchbillies,’ will air Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon."