For the first time ever, Nickelodeon and CBS Sports are joining forces to present an alternate telecast of Super Bowl LVIII. The game, pitting the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers, will be broadcast on Nickelodeon tonight. The parent company of both CBS Sports and Nickelodeon is Paramount Global.
The telecast will combine animation and graphics with the traditional game-day telecast. SpongeBob SquarePants, a beloved cartoon character, will join the telecast live; for example, Sandy Cheeks, voiced by Carolyn Lawrence, is shown in promotional photos on the sidelines of a real-life football field.
SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star will call the game alongside CBS Sports analyst Nate Burleson and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle. Larry the Lobster will also provide live commentary.
Nickelodeon has been airing “NFL Slimetime” since 2021, a weekly show hosted by Burleson and child actor Dylan Gilmore. The duo will report live from Allegiant Stadium during the game.
If you are watching the game with kids, this Nickelodeon broadcast might be just what you need to make it more fun and engaging for them.