SpongeBob Squarepants is one of the most successful animated TV series that continues to run on Nickelodeon. Recently, the show was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Short Form Animated Program category.
So far, SpongeBob Squarepants has been nominated nine times for a Primetime Emmy since its first airing. The show has also won 42 awards.
While the TV series has seen nothing but success since its first episode in 1999, fans were shocked when an image announced the end of the animated show on October 17, 2016. It was suggested that the series will be cancelled after airing for 17 years.
Fans shared their outcry on social media; there were no reasons or official statements given by the program creators. Furthermore, memes began to sensationalize the news with no substantial proof.
Finally, after further investigation, Snopes has confirmed that the cancellation of SpongeBob Squarepants was in fact a hoax. The claim made by the image has been proven to be false information.
The image and memes were confirmed to have been originated this month. Fortunately, Snopes contacted a “representative” at Nickelodeon and has received a comment that “No, the show isn’t cancelled.”
This isn’t the first time the animated TV series has been a victim of hoax news. Earlier in 2013, a fan-made image announced that SpongeBob Squarepants will be cancelled on January 28, 2014.
Fortunately, Nickelodeon tweeted that it was “Nothing more than a hoax” and reassured fans that they have “got new episodes in 2014 and the movie coming out 2015.”
Currently, fans are waiting for the next episode of SpongeBob Squarepants. Nickelodeon aired its last episode from season 9 on August 12. The episode was titled “Sandy’s Nutware: Bulletin Board.”
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