As Nickelodeon prepares to bring Bikini Bottom to life at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, the network has announced the pick up of SpongeBob SquarePants Season 13, which will consist of 13 episodes of the animated series.
The news comes on the heels of Nickelodeon’s original live-action and animated special, SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout, which drew 2.2 million total viewers in its simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons. SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout ranks as the number-one kids’ program for the year.
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. SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years.
SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout kicked off the 20th anniversary celebration of one of the most iconic and TV series and characters ever created. The mixed live-action and animated special, featured for the first time the celebrated voice talent behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton playing live-action doppelgänger versions of the animated characters they voice.
SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, California.