Spongebob is not being canceled

Rumors regarding the cancellation of popular SpongeBob Squarepants have circulated for years. Two recent surges of the rumor have been especially prominent. Today we’ll take a look at recent rumors regarding the cancellation of SpongeBob Squarepants.

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Spongebob is not being canceled. 

Let’s take a look at two recent rumors which have made this assertion.

December 2013 – January 2014

The following graphic which claimed the popular series would be canceled on January 28, 2014 was heavily shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus in December 2013 and January 2014:

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Nickelodeon confirmed in a tweet on December 11, 2013 that the #SaveSpongebob campaign was “Nothing more than a hoax.” The network also confirmed that “We’ve got new episodes in 2014 and the movie coming out 2015.”

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SpongeBob Squarepants debuted in 1999 and has generated billions in merchandise and advertising revenue for Nickelodeon. The title character has been voiced by Tom Kenny since its inception. Kenny has also been the subject of various internet hoaxes over the years, including a “death hoax” which circulated in January 2013.

Mid-2014 Rumors

Despite Nick’s denial, and the passing of the rumored January 28, 2014 deadline, rumors of SpongeBob’s alleged cancellation continued to circulate in early and mid-2014.

November 2014 Satire

The lowbrow “satire” website Huzlers posted a story in November 2014 which reported the cancellation of SpongeBob due to legal troubles faced by voice actor Tom Kenny. Huzlers is a self-proclaimed “satirical entertainment” site which publishes false, tabloid-style shocking news. Huzlers encouraged readers to use the hashtag #spongebobcancelled in order to promote their false story.

The Huzlers report is completely untrue.

Google History

As you can see in the Google Trends chart below, rumors of the cancellation of SpongeBob have had several surges over the years, most prominently in December 2013.

Bottom Line

SpongeBob Squarepants is not being canceled, despite a variety of rumors that state otherwise. A SpongeBob movie is currently in the works, slated for release in 2015.

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96 Comments on Spongebob is not being canceled

  1. Lorenzo Montoya // July 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm // Reply

    Nickelodeon needs a new era of entertainment, urgently.

  2. Kenneth Arbuckle // April 7, 2014 at 8:42 am // Reply

    Spongebob Squarepants sucks. Adventure Time is a way better show. Whoever thinks otherwise is a moron.

  3. Buster Brown // April 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm // Reply

    How is this awful shiw still on the air? Nobody has watched it since 2009. There have been other, better shows to air since the beginning of the decade. Let this garbage die with dignity.

  4. Po Ping the Dragon Warrior // April 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm // Reply

    Nah, Spongebob isn’t really that good. Kung Fu Panda is still better, it needs more episodes, don’t you think? I was bummed beyond belief when it lost the KCA!!! I mean, seriously, don’t you think Po is 50x better than Spongebob? I’m sorry, Spongebob fans, please don’t resent me for saying this, but it’s the truth.

  5. Po Ping the Dragon Warrior // March 30, 2014 at 5:27 am // Reply

    I deeply apologize to all of Spongebob fans, but I just cant STAND that show.I am 10 years old and I just loathe that show, I barely watch it. Now a REALLY GOOD show all of you people should start watching is Kung Fu Panda. KFP RULES!!! It totally needs more recognition, thumbs up if you agree.

  6. bex donelly // March 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm // Reply

    If sponge bob was given another chance the least they can do is sort out the episodes and the way the charcters are acting for example mr krabs is more greedy, patrick is more stupider not in the funny way, plankton appears too much and sandy hardly appears in some of the episodes, and squidward is getting more aggressive I think it would be better if sponge bob was taken off, if sponge bob comes off then nick goes down with the fandom

  7. Sponge Bob has been going on since 1999 and it just isn’t the same anymore I use to love the show when I was growing up but there are other good cartoons out there like Danny Phantom, Growing Up Creepie and many other cartoons that were taken off nick so take It into thought will sponge bob ever be the same or will it never be seen again?

  8. So happy they’re not canceling it, but I wish the new episodes would get a bit better – and a bit more frequent. Lately, every single episode is a special, and they make a new one every month or two. Make some normal episodes!

  9. I grew up watching Spongebob I have a full time job and I’m 19 years old and I enjoy coming home watching a classic show that I grew up to.. I was devastated with the thought of Spongebob being cancelled. I love spongebob and can’t wait for the new movie!

  10. I just want to say this;
    Im not a spongebob fan more over there has been a study with thos show half the childeren wached sponebob the other half didnt you wanna know what happend? The half who watched spongebob scored lower on the same tests the childeren who didnt watch it did. Dont belive me look it up i dare you. All in all spongebob make kids stupid and anyone with a brain should wish for it to end so their childeren wont fail in school and so on.
    Thats it thats all i gotta say

    • What if I told you that I grew up with the classic Spongebob, and as a kid, I almost always got straight A’s? But if you’re talking about the post-movie episodes, then I agree with you.

  11. I actually cried when I heard this rumor and now I’m just so happy that it’s all just a hoax from the haters!

  12. Spongeboblvr // January 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm // Reply

    I am so glad Spongbob is not getting canceled. I have watched it since I was… well, for all my life. If it cancels I might die of crying

  13. Divergent freak // January 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm // Reply

    They should seriously cancel sb its the worst show on tv i dont even like to watch tv anymore its gotten so stupid and all animated i definatley dont care if nick shuts down or if spongebob dies like shake it up or good luck charlie see those have gone down the toilet just like spongebob hes old news my little brother dosent even watch it anymore he said its lame and hes 5 im sticking to reading books now and u should try it read the fault in the stars, divergent ,hg, the giver , any good books i suggest this books are getting better than tv so i feel they should CANCEL SPONGEBOB NOW!!!!!!!!!!

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