Not to worry kids! The adventures of SpongeBob Squarepants, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks, Mr. Krabs, Gary the snail, and all of their friends in Bikini Bottom will continue. Nickelodeon has ordered a ninth season of the very popular animated series. The renewal doesn’t come as a surprise since the animated series has been the top-rated animated series with young kids for a decade now. Season nine of SpongeBob Squarepants will debut in 2012, will be made up of 26 installments, and will include the 200th landmark episode.
Here are the details from Nickelodeon…
NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES NINTH SEASON OF ANIMATED MEGA-HIT “SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS,” REACHING SERIES’ LANDMARK 200TH EPISODE
26 New Episodes of 2010′s Top Animated Kids’ and Tweens’ Program Will Roll Out in 2012
Burbank, Calif., January 3, 2011 – Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ brand and largest producer of television animation in the world, has picked up a ninth season of the hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, it was announced today by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. The network is adding 26 episodes to the series, which ranks as the top animated program with kids and tweens in 2010, that will roll out in 2012, including the series’ landmark 200th episode. SpongeBob SquarePants has been TV’s number-one animated series with kids 2-11 for 10 consecutive years.