Nickelodeon Renews Animated Program THR
Nickelodeon will bring back an animated series for another season. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the cable channel renewed the CG series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" for season four.
The 20-episode season is set to premiere in fall 2015.
"Seth Green ('Robot Chicken') has also joined the voice cast of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' in the role of Leonardo for the third season, which kicks off this fall, replacing 'Orange Is the New Black's' Jason Biggs," the report adds. "Green joins a cast that includes Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Corey Feldman (Slash)."
Russell Hicks, president of content development and production for Nickelodeon, said: “'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' has been a global hit, maintaining impressive numbers across the network’s ratings and our digital and consumer products platforms. While new episodes will continue to debut on Nickelodeon, we look forward to propelling the momentum with a fourth season for our loyal fans.”
THR adds: "Ciro Nieli executive produces the series, which premiered September 2012 to 12 million viewers in its premiere weekend. 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is currently wrapping its second season, which ends June 29."
The report notes that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is preparing for a new live-action theatrical feature, with Paramount gearing up for an Aug. 8 release. The movie is produced by Michael Bay and stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett.