Nickelodeon today announced that it has renewed its flagship animated series SpongeBob SquarePants for a 26-episode 15th season.
SpongeBob SquarePants renewed for Season 15!
If you are a parent of a toddler, then we have a piece of happy news for you! Popular cartoon channel Nickelodeon today announced that it has renewed its flagship animated series SpongeBob SquarePants for a 26-episode 15th season.
Confirming the development on microblogging site X today, the official page of the cartoon series wrote, “We're ready for even more F.U.N!!!”
The announcement sweeps in just ahead of the series’ 25th anniversary next year.
News portal Variety additionally reported today that “the new season will consist of 26 episodes and will bring the show to 345 total episodes since it originally launch in 1999”.
If you are curious to watch the previous episodes of the series, then let us tell you that Seasons 1-12 are available on Paramount+, the home for SpongeBob SquarePants Universe content.
What is the scheduled animated series all about?
SpongeBob SquarePants, an American animated comedy television series crafted by marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon, unfolds the escapades of its titular character and his aquatic companions in the fictional underwater metropolis of Bikini Bottom. Debuting on July 17, 1999, it swiftly gained immense popularity during its second season, earning global critical acclaim. As of 2019, it ranked as the fifth-longest-running American animated series.
Spanning 12 seasons, the series birthed three feature films: "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (2004), "Sponge Out of Water" (2015), and "Sponge on the Run" (2020). In 2021, two spin-off series emerged: "Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years" and "The Patrick Star Show." As of February 2022, four more films are on the horizon, including three-character spinoffs for Paramount+ and Netflix, along with a new theatrical SpongeBob installment.
Accumulating an array of accolades, SpongeBob SquarePants boasts four Emmy Awards, two BAFTA Children's Awards, and an unprecedented twenty Kids' Choice Awards. Its influence extends beyond the screen, as evidenced by a critically acclaimed Broadway musical premiering in 2017. Notably, the series has left a lasting imprint on Generation Z.