Nickelodeon



Life in Bikini Bottom will go on. Nickelodeon has renewed "SpongeBob SquarePants" for Season 13.

"SpongeBob" has been the No. 1 kids animated TV series for the past 17 years and recently aired the special "Spongebob’s Big Birthday Blowout" to mark its 20th anniversary, which ranked as the top-rated kids program for the year.

To further celebrate the anniversary, Nickelodeon has an 1,800 square-foot booth at Comic-Con this week.

The show also received an Outstanding Short Form Animated Program Emmy nomination yesterday for the episode“Plankton Paranoia."

"SpongeBob SquarePants" Season 13 will bring back voice cast members Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), 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.