Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Nickelodeon Orders Second Season Of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Following The Show's Debut Success; Season Two Episodes To Start To Premiere In 2013

Nickelodeon has announced in their "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Make A Triumphant Return To Television In New Nickelodeon Series" 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ratings' Press Release the Nickelodeon/TMNT news that, following launch success of Nickelodeon's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on Saturday 29th September 2012 on Nickelodeon USA, Nickelodeon has commissioned a second season (season 2) of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" which will be comprised of 26 additional brand new episodes of the series, which will begin airing next year (2013):
Following its launch success, Nickelodeon has ordered 26 additional episodes of the series, which will begin airing next year.
Also, from Digital Spy:
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': More episodes ordered by Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon orders 26 more episodes based on positive response to premiere.

Nickelodeon has ordered more episodes of the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The cartoon premiered on the US cable channel last weekend (September 29) and garnered an impressive 12m viewers.

The positive response has now led to 26 more episodes being ordered for next year.

The reboot features Jason Biggs, Sean Astin and Rob Paulsen amongst the voice cast, and is currently premiering on all of Nickelodeon's channels across the world. The UK premiere took place on Monday (October 1), and was publicised with a 3D painting on London's South Bank.

There have been two previous animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series: the first began in 1987, spawning ten seasons and 193 episodes, and was followed by a new series in 2003, consisting of seven seasons and 156 episodes.

Director Michael Bay is currently preparing a big-screen reboot for the characters. Production delays have led to the release being put back to 2014, meaning it will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the release of the first Turtles comic.

Photo gallery - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles though the years:

> 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' on-screen evolution - in pictures
Also, from Kidscreen:
Nickelodeon renews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series

After becoming the kidsnet’s top-rated premiere for an animated series since 2009, the new GC-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series has been renewed by Nickelodeon for a second season.

The new series debuted on September 29 and took the week’s top ratings spot with kids ages two to 11 and boys ages six to 11 across all TV. Nearly 12 million viewers tuned in during its premiere weekend.

Twenty-six new episodes have been ordered by Nick that will begin airing in 2013. In addition, the brand’s licensing program continues to make strides as its new toy line from Playmates Toys was recently named to Toys ‘R’ Us’ Hot Toy List for the holiday season.

Tags: Nickelodeon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles