Spongebob Squarepants has been a part of almost everyone’s childhood. The beloved cartoon series, created by Stephen Hillenburg, depicted the life of Spongebob and his friends – Patrick, Sandy Cheeks, and Gary, in the fictional underwater city called Bikini Bottom. It became a household name at around 1999 and still making everyone smile even to this day.
So when the announcement of Spongebob Squarepants’ cancellation earlier this week made rounds on the internet, many fans expressed their outcry on the social media. Fans are bewildered about the sudden news since the show has been on air for 17 years. Aside from the fact that the cartoon has garnered numerous awards and recognition.
According to the online media outlet snopes, memes went viral announcing the cancellation of the beloved cartoon with its last episode airing on Oct 17, 2016. The unconfirmed news was easily transmitted in the social media accounts of the fans, making them disappointed on how the show would be ending.
The same outlet debunked the rumors citing it was just a cancellation hoax and should not be taken seriously. It goes on to report that a similar hoax also swept the social media back in 2013.
After 17 years Spongebob is being cancelled on October 17, 2016 pic.twitter.com/lTTRF9eSz4
— Caveman Spongebob (@CavemanReacts) October 11, 2016
Nickelodeon, Spongebob’s home studio, also denied the rumors of the animated series’ cancellation. The show’s producer responded to social media rumors and cleared that the network will still show more episodes of the beloved animated series.
Moreover, Spongebob Squarepants has received a new lease of life after the network renewed it for season 10 and 11, according to the morning ledger. It also went on to say that season 10 may pick up from where the previous season left off. October 8 was the finale of season 9 and featured Krusty Krab being blown away in a storm.
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) October 11, 2016
Season 10 will premiere in Oct 10 on Nickelodeon with the first episode titled Whirlybrains. Not much is known about the episode other than its title but fans can sigh with relief that Spongebob and the gang will return to the small screens to bring more smiles to the fans.
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