I’m sorry to report—especially to any parents or babysitters reading—that “Baby Shark” is evolving before our very eyes. It’s changing shape, getting stronger, faster, and more unstoppable by the minute. Nickelodeon announced on Wednesday that it’s developing a TV show for preschoolers about the small shark and its family, Deadline reports. Sounds about right. Just yesterday, the “Showtime” guys on my train were doing a “Baby Shark” dance routine.
The most hair-raising aspect of the forthcoming Nickelodeon project is how little is known about it: No premiere date or episode count has been announced. Will each episode be five minutes or one hour long? What if it hits syndication? “Baby Shark” will get passed down and shared from generation to generation, and grandparents will talk about it like it was the war.