First Look: Nickelodeon’s Animation Lineup, Including ‘SpongeBob’, Returns This Month


With summer over and the kids back in school, Nickelodeon is rolling out new episodes of its animated series.

Nick will premiere new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Sanjay and Craig and Harvey Beaks starting at 6/5c on Labor Day–Monday, Sept. 7.

Then, Nickelodeon is set to launch new episodes of its homegrown animated series on Friday, Sept. 18, with SpongeBob SquarePants at 7:30/6:30c, followed by Harvey Beaks (8/7c), Sanjay and Craig (8:15/7:15c) and Pig Goat Banana Cricket (8:30/7:30c). New episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kick off Sunday. Sept. 20 at 11 a.m./10c.

The Sept. 7 return of SpongeBob features two stories: “The Executive Treatment,” which centers on Patrick falling into the world of business while trying to order a special sandwich; and “Squid Plus One,” about Squidward trying to find a friend to join him at a gallery opening.

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That night’s Pig Goat Banana Cricket episode, “Miss Cutesy Meow Meows,” follows Pig on an undercover mission at the Picklemart, while Banana finds a new frenemy. On Sanjay and Craig, the kids travel to Lake Lundgren in “Hot Heads,” and Sanjay spends the day alone in “Lindgren Loner.”

Harvey Beaks stories include “A Day of No To-Do,” which revolves around Harvey’s obsession with his new day-planner; and “Recipe for Disaster,” in which Harvey and the twins try to cook dinner for his parents.

The return of SpongeBob comes on the heels of news that Nickelodeon is staging The SpongeBob Musical in Chicago next year. That production will include music from David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and The Flaming Lips, among others.

Here’s a first look at SpongeBob‘s “Squid Plus One.”

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