NICKELODEON PREMIERES BRAND-NEW EPISODES OF "SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS" AND "KUNG FU PANDA"
Beginning Monday, April 2, at 5:00 p.m. (ET/PT), Nickelodeon will premiere two full weeks of SpongeBob SquarePants. Brand-new episodes will run weekdays at 5:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through Friday, April 13. Below is information on each episode.
Nick will also premiere two weeks of new Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness episodes beginning Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and continuing Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20, at 5:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the number-one animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 12 consecutive years on Nickelodeon, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks.
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness continues Nickelodeon's legacy of churning out animated hits, closing 4Q11 as the number-two animated series with kids 2-11 (behind only SpongeBob SquarePants), averaging a 5.1/1.7 million K2-11 and 3.2 million total viewers.* Year-to-date, Nickelodeon is home to four of the top five animated series with kids 2-11 on all TV.
MONDAY, APRIL 2
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "Restraining SpongeBob"
Annoyed by SpongeBob for the last time, Squidward issues him a restraining order.
5:30 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "Love Stings"
Po sets up Mr. Ping on a series of unsuccessful dates only to find out Mr. Ping already has a girlfriend. Po's happiness for his dad is short lived when he finds out the mystery lady's identity.
TUESDAY, APRIL 3
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "Glove World R.I.P"
SpongeBob and Patrick spend one last glorious - and dangerous - day at Glove World before it closes for good.
5:30 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "Hall of Lame" (guest starring Wayne Knight)
Po needs to find an awesome Dragon Warrior trophy for the Hall of Heroes or be humiliated in front of the entire village at the upcoming Warrior Festival. Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, Jurassic Park) guest stars as the villainous Jong.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "Home Sweet Rubble"
When SpongeBob's pineapple starts to fall apart, he enlists all of his friends to help him remodel it.
5:30 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "Father Crime"
When Shifu's con-man father (Malcolm McDowell, Heroes, Entourage) comes back into town, Po finds himself in the middle.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "Fiasco!"
Plankton steals a Krabby Patty from the Krusty Krab, unaware it's really an art piece by famous artist Fiasco.
5:30 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "Monkey in the Middle"
A rash of thefts in the Valley of Peace has the villagers in uproar and things only get worse when the culprit appears to be Monkey.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "Free Samples"
Mr. Krabs is forced to give out free Krabby Patties to win back customers after Plankton drives them away.
5:30 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "Kung Fu Day Care"
Tigress is forced to babysit a small child who has been separated from his parents.
MONDAY, APRIL 9
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "inSPONGEiac"
SpongeBob can't get to sleep, and asks for help from Patrick - who thinks he can't stay awake.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "Treats!!"
SpongeBob brings home a box of new snail treats that Gary will do anything to get - especially when they run out.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "Squiditis"
When Squidward goes home sick with a fake illness, SpongeBob HypochondriacPants thinks he's caught it for real!
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "For Here Or To Go?"
Plankton wins a free Krabby Patty, and Mr. Krabs will do anything to stop him from collecting.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
5:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants "Karen 2.0"
Plankton's computer wife Karen ends up working at the Krusty Krab after being replaced by the newer, better Karen 2.
MONDAY, APRIL 16
5:00 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "The Most Dangerous Po"
Po's visit to a famous war hero goes awry when he finds out the retired general is off his rocker.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
5:00 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "Crane on a Wire"
Po tries to help Crane get his "mojo" back after Crane is humiliated at a charity event.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
5:00 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "Shifu's Back"
When Shifu throws out his back, Po has to sit in as master of the Jade Palace.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
5:00 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "The Midnight Stranger"
When kung fu is outlawed, Po turns to donning a mask to fight crime.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
5:00 p.m. - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness "The Break Up"
When two Croc Bandits have a spat, it's up to Po and Mr. Ping to make things right.