July 16, 2019

Nickelodeon announced today that SpongeBob SquarePants has been picked up for a 13th season. The good news comes just days after the show aired its original live-action and animated special "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The animated comedy is having quite an impressive run. Since premiering back in 1999, it has broadcast nearly 250 episodes while amassing a loyal and diverse fan base. Among its core younger audience, the show has ranked as the #1 kids animated series on television for the last 17 years.