Nickelodeon is set to BRING IT AROUND TOWN once again, as they have announced that SpongeBob SquarePants will be back on the network for a 13th season.
The news, which comes from Deadline, notes that the renewal comes on the heels of SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout, a live-action and animated special, drawing 2.2 million total viewers in its simulcast Friday across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons. The 13th season will have 13 full episodes (26 in total as each episode has two 11 minute stories).
SpongeBob SquarePants season 13 will reunite original voice cast members Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), and current show runners Vince Waller and Marc Ceccarelli.
Yesterday, it was also announced that the show received a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program from the Emmys for the episode “Plankton Paranoia.”