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Nickelodeon debuts 'SpongeBob' episode on Facebook

Nickelodeon debuts 'SpongeBob' episode on Facebook

January 27th, 2011 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - "SpongeBob SquarePants" is giving Facebook friends a special treat.

The popular Nickelodeon cartoon will debut a new 15-minute episode Thursday on the popular social website.

Nick said Wednesday that "SpongeBob SquarePants" has more than 16 million 'friends' on Facebook.

Those friends will be given instructions how to view the episode, which is titled "Trenchbillies" and guest stars Amy Sedaris, Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.

The hour-long "Legends of Bikini Bottom" will premiere in prime time Friday. It will be repeated, adding the Facebook episode, for its Sunday morning fans.