The Fairly OddParents (sometimes abbreviated FOP) is an American/Canadian animated television series created by Butch Hartman about the adventures of Timmy Turner, who is granted fairy godparents named Cosmo and Wanda. The series started out as cartoon segments that ran from September 4, 1998 to March 23, 2001 on Oh Yeah! Cartoons and was later picked up as a series. It is produced by Frederator Studios and Billionfold Studios (season 6present) for the cable network Nickelodeon. It is the third-longest-running Nicktoon, behind SpongeBob SquarePants and Rugrats, and the third Nicktoon to have a 9th season, behind SpongeBob SquarePants and Rugrats. Season 9 began development in August 2012, and is due to air in 2013. A young boy, Timmy, has two fairy God parents, Cosmo and Wanda, who grant his every wish, inadvertently causing problems that Timmy must fix. In the beginning of the series, Timmy's babysitter Vicky was the main antagonist.