"The decision to broaden “SpongeBob” may be Robbins’ most surprising move. The series has been a staple of Nickelodeon since 1999, which means it has multiple generations of fans to reach.
“That’s our Marvel Universe,” Robbins said. “You have this amazing show that’s run for almost twenty years.”
While he pledged that Nickelodeon will always make “SpongeBob,” Robbins sees ample room to explore other characters. Among the options on the table are to “tell an original story about SpongeBob and Patrick, or maybe tell a Sandy Cheeks stand-alone story, or can Plankton have his own?” Robbins mused. “I think the fans are clamoring for it."
Well...looks like a decade of writing fan made spin-offs has finally paid off. Woo? If I was a kid I'd probably be ecstatic about this news, but now...eh. Hopefully they come up with interesting stuff, I guess.