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SpongeBob SquarePants Canceled as of Jan. 28, 2014?


As shared on Facebook, Dec. 16, 2013:
Spongebob Cancelled

Netlore Archive: Online rumor claims Nickelodeon is set to cancel the popular animated cartoon show 'SpongeBob SquarePants' as of January 28, 2014. Save Spongebob!

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Description: Online rumor / Hoax
Circulating since: Dec. 2013
Status: False (see details below)

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As shared on Facebook, Dec. 16, 2013:

on January 28, 2014 Nickelodeon is canceling spongebob squarepants. it is the only show still playing from the 90's. #SaveSpongebob

Analysis: Not true! On Dec. 11, 2013, the Nickelodeon network tweeted the following response to online rumors claiming that SpongeBob SquarePants will be canceled in January 2014:

"Nothing more than a hoax. We've got new episodes in 2014 and the movie coming out 2015 :)"

Also, it had been previously reported in the Oct. 10, 2013 edition of the Daily Mail (London) that the tenth season of SpongeBob was "currently in production" and expected to air in 2014.

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Further reading:

Antonio Banderas Gets a Pirate Makeover for SpongeBob SquarePants 2
Daily Mail, 10 October 2013

Paramount to Release 'SpongeBob' Movie in Late 2014
Hollywood Reporter, 28 February 2012

SpongeBob SquarePants - A Show Guide
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Last updated 01/11/14

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