‘Sponge­Bob SquarePants’ game show in the works

The Tribune (SLO) - - Espresso -

Vi­a­com Dig­i­tal Stu­dios is cre­at­ing a game show based on the pop­u­lar “Sponge­Bob SquarePants” an­i­mated se­ries, the com­pany an­nounced Mon­day. The “Sponge­Bob Smarty Pants Game Show” will de­but later this year on Face­book and the Sponge­Bob-branded YouTube chan­nel.

The se­ries will fea­ture two “Sponge­Bob” su­per fans com­pet­ing to win the “Golden Pineapple” by com­plet­ing messy stunts, an­swer­ing trivia ques­tions and com­pet­ing in Sponge­Bob-themed games.

Cre­ated by the late Stephen Hil­len­burg, the “Sponge­Bob” fran­chise has also launched a Broad­way mu­si­cal and mul­ti­ple movies. The third the­atri­cal film, “It’s a Won­der­ful Sponge,” is sched­uled to be re­leased on May 22.

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