Is SpongeBob SquarePants ending in 2021? After the news that there will be a spin-off called The Patrick Star Show, some fans are wondering if the original show is coming to an end.
The sea sponge has been delighting audiences across the world since 1999 when the show officially debuted on Nickelodeon.
Since then, there have been a couple of spin-off series and movies. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie got released in 2004 and achieved huge success, while the 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was also praised and warmly welcomed by many fans.
Following the news that the show is getting another spin-off, many are wondering whether SpongeBob SquarePants is ending.
Is SpongeBob ending?
- No, SpongeBob SquarePants is not coming to an end.
There are no news reports or statement from Nickelodeon that the original series is going off the air anytime soon.
The reason that some fans were left worried are false speculations circulating on social media, claiming that SpongeBob will be cancelled in 2021.
This isn’t the first time, though. A false rumour on Twitter claimed that the show would end on March 1st, 2018 which didn’t happen.
SpongeBob’s spin-off The Patrick Star Show
Nickelodeon has confirmed that SpongeBob is getting a spin-off series The Patrick Star Show.
The network has ordered 13 episodes for the spin-off which will focus on SpongeBob’s best friend Patrick and his family in a sitcom-style series.
Patrick will be hosting a talk show from the comfort of his bedroom which means that we would see a bunch of familiar SpongeBob characters.
The Patrick Star Show will premiere in summer 2021.
More about the spin-off
Nickelodeon Animation’s president Ramsey Naito explained more about the spin-off series and what fans can expect to see.
“Nickelodeon is diving deeper into Bikini Bottom to give fans a look at our lovable young adult Patrick Star and his entire family with a sitcom only he could imagine up,” Naito said.
“This second original spinoff allows us to expand our reach, tell new stories and connect with our audience around the world who continue to love these characters.”