Nickelodeon Renews “SpongeBob SquarePants” Through Ninth Season

Get ready for more of your favorite singing sponge from beneath the sea. Nickelodeon has ordered a ninth season of its longrunning animated series SpongeBob SquarePants — television’s No. 1 animated series with kids ages 2-11. The 26 fresh episodes –including the 200th — will premiere in 2012, says Nick’s President of Animation at Nickelodeon