An animated series that has been a fixture on TV for years and is the No. 1 animated show across all TV in children’s demos has been renewed for a 12th season.
Nickelodeon announced the pickup today for “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The news comes on the heels of the announcement that the third “SpongeBob SquarePants” theatrical feature is in the works at Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.
Both the movie and season 12 of the TV series are due to premiere in 2019. The series received an order for 26 episodes.
Nickelodeon said “SpongeBob SquarePants” is the No. 1 animated show on television among kids 2-11 and kids 6-11.
“‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ the most-watched animated program with kids for more than 15 consecutive years, will debut season 11 later this summer, and feature the return of fan favorite characters including: the mischievous pencil-drawing Doodle Bob; SpongeBob’s friend and creation Bubble Buddy; the super villain Man Ray; and Cave SpongeBob, who made his debut in season one,” Nickelodeon noted.
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