SpongeBob SquarePants is not cancelled. Creator Stephen Hillenburg has dismissed suggestions the long-running Nickelodeon series is set to end, having been diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease ALS.
In a statement, Hillenburg declared his intention to continue working on the series “for as long as I am able”:
“I wanted people to hear directly from me that I have been diagnosed with ALS. Anyone who knows me knows that I will continue to work on SpongeBob SquarePants and my other passions for as long as I am able. My family and I are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. We ask that our sincere request for privacy be honored during this time.”
SpongeBob SquarePants is currently chasing a 12th season.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of SpongeBob SquarePants Season 12…