If nautical nonsense be something you wish, then turn your attention to Nickelodeon, where a new SpongeBob spinoff series promises more undersea adventures for fans.

With more young viewers turning their sights on streaming platforms like Netflix and the highly anticipated Disney+, Nickelodeon’s new president Brian Robbins understands that cable networks have to step up their game to entice young audiences. That’s why he just green-lit a new spinoff series based on one of Nickelodeon’s most popular series, Spongebob Squarepants.

Robbins recently revealed his plans to attract viewers to the network saying, “I think today we need to make a volume of quality franchises, but not necessarily feed a million episodes of those shows. We need to keep a constant number of new shows coming, and not necessarily make one show with 80 episodes.”

Sadly the series creator, Stephen Hillenburg, will not be involved in creating the Spongebob spinoff as he passed away last year after battling ALS. There is no word yet on which Bikini Bottom characters will star in the show or when it will air, but it sounds like there will be lots of new fun in the pipeline at Nickelodeon for young fans.

While you wait, you can catch up on all your favorite episodes starring the lovable yellow sponge on the the brand-new Nickelodeon Spongebob channel on YouTube.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Nickelodeon via YouTube



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