The heroes in a half shell aren’t going anywhere. Nickelodeon has renewed their 2012 series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a fourth season. They’ve ordered 20 episodes this time around. Season two is currently airing and season three is expected to start airing later this year.
Here’s the press release:
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS SEASON FOUR OF “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” WITH 20-EPISODE PICKUP
Seth Green to Join Turtles Pack as Leonardo Beginning Season Three Airing this Fall
BURBANK, Calif. – June 17, 2014 – As the heroes in a half shell celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, Nickelodeon has picked up a fourth season of the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG-animated series with a 20-episode order. The announcement was made today by Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ranked as one of the top five animated series for first quarter across all of television, and in consumer products is a retail success around the world. New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes currently air on Nickelodeon, with season three to debut this fall, and season four slated for fall 2015.
Beginning season three, Seth Green (Robot Chicken) will join the voice cast as Leonardo alongside Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Raphael, Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as Donatello, Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as Michelangelo, Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as April O’Neil, Hoon Lee (Royal Pains) as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar) as Shredder. Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) is Casey Jones, and Corey Feldman (The Goonies) reoccurs as Slash. The series is executive produced by Ciro Nieli.
“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,” said Hicks. “While new episodes will continue to debut on Nickelodeon, we look forward to propelling the momentum with a fourth season for our loyal fans.”
On August 8, Paramount Pictures will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a live-action film starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, written by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, and produced by Michael Bay.
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered Sept. 29, 2012, and was an immediate ratings win, drawing almost 12 million viewers during its premiere weekend. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit the shelves to date. (Source: The NPD Group, Inc., 2013 and 2014). It locked first quarter 2014 as the number-one action figure brand, and it has three of the top five action toys across the industry. Additionally, it was the number-one toy for boys at Wal-Mart, Target and Toys”R”Us, and won two TOTY Awards, including top honors for Property of the Year in 2013. (Source: The NPD Group, Inc., Toys & Traditional Games, Annual 2013-2014).
The first global mobile app based on the series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run launched last June and was number-one among all paid apps in the US and in more than 40 territories around the world. It consistently ranks in the top 10 paid gaming apps on iTunes.
Fans of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can expect to see newly reimagined original and franchise characters and villains, and an ooze of guest stars including Danny Trejo, J.B. Smoove, Fred Tatasciore, Jon Heder, Robert Englund and Renae Jacobs in new episodes of season two and three. Roseanne Barr will reprise her role as Kraang Prime.
Armed with new hits across every genre, Nickelodeon finished first quarter 2014 as the number-one network in total day with kids 2-11 and total viewers – marking its second straight quarter at the top and securing its fourth straight monthly win driven by its animation and preschool roster. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is part of Nickelodeon’s successful animation slate which also includes SpongeBob SquarePants, Sanjay and Craig, Breadwinners and Rabbids Invasion.
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
What do you think? Do you or anyone in your house watch this show? Glad to hear it’s been renewed? How does it compare to earlier incarnations?
.. i really wish splinter was back but i heard about rumours that.. he is officiall gone. Tmnt feel incompleted without him… he tought me alot a lesson even he is not real … but his wisdom and his world from the 1st tmnt 1984 till now inspire me alot in my life…. we want splinter back
i love master splinter, and he was also funny but why dose have to be gone whats going to happen in season 4 and 5 with out him
is it 1 episode per week ??
i really love TMNT
Normally speaking, yes. Though this past season, as far as new episodes went, it was usually 3 new ones, and 2 weeks to a month before 3 more. I believe they ran reruns in-between, but as I don’t get American TV, I couldn’t say for certain.
tmnt season 3 ending doesnt make sense cuz in episode 19 the girl from the future said tht they save the Earth many times and so on and now here the earth gets swallowed
so maybe they somehow get the world back. Maybe she was giving us a hint that the world comes back.
I agree with Anonymous Splinter should come back I think Shredder may/can come back from the black zone even in previuos tmnt series i mean 2003 season 8 it was without splinter and it was tht good and then it didnt continue. but splinter may come back as tmnt is kinda unpredictable but there r very less chances as even previously they made 1 season without splinter season 3 was really good but ending wasnt tht good
Noooo…. I hope splinter are back… Sob sob… He is like a hero and a good example and teaching us with his wisdom… But I hate shredder !!! Why u kill hi. U coward.!!
Please let us know……when the TMNT episodes season 4 is coming soon on October, 2015 or January 2016???? i can’t wait to see new episodes of TMNT season 4.
Latest I’ve heard, “Beyond the Known Universe” airs Oct 31.
When is season 4 coming out? I’m freaking out majorly about the season 3 finale!
It’s supposed to be on Halloween now… they pushed it back a week.
Give me the date of season 4
Double-check this… lots of info still up about it being on the 25th instead.
Is they going to be a season 5 of tmnt
when are they going to show the next episode of teenage mutant ninja turtles
Ariel> From what I’ve heard, yes, they’ve confirmed plans for Season 5 recently.
Leah> Hiatus ends August 2, with Turtles In Time.
Yeah but (by the way, xSPOILERSx) it’ll be hard since apparently they are killing off Splinter! >:( I for one live by Splinter in the show=me liking the show. No Splinter=NO ME!!!!!! Either this is a really mean rumor or I hate these writers!
Not gonna take stock in that until I get some direct confirmation. If this was a thing, the Technodrome Forums would be buzzing about it… they tend to be up on all the latest info. It wouldn’t surprise me if that would go beyond what the rating allows (but since they have no qualms about killing off Zog, I guess that doesn’t completely rule it out). Splinter actually dying would be something that hasn’t been addressed in any of the cartoons (save in SAINW), so it could be a new directon for them to go…. but, highly doubtful.
Me too !!!! Long live master splinter !! I gone also if without him
Given the whole world got sucked into a black hole, they’re not gonna let that stand. And give that David Tennant is on board, that almost guarantees something wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey is going to fix it…. this time without involving the Shredder, or at the least, giving Splinter a metal tray to wear under his kimono. (Involve ALL the time travel series!!)
YEAH IKR 🙁 BUT……. (SPOILER ALERT) They do go back in time like 4 or 5 months and (obviously) will have time to find the pieces of black hole generator probably just in time to save SPLINTER!!!!!!!!!
^_^ I am so excited there’s going to be a fourth season!!! At this point, Leo’s voice has been changed for a while. Normally I don’t like it when they change voice actors, but Seth Green does a Great job at playing Leo! 🙂 I love that voice!
why they changed leo’s voice
But Seth green’s s voice is good and tmnt 2012 is a amazing,awesome and magnificent cartoon . BOYAKASHAAAAAAAA !
I really hope the use the injury/recovery excuse to change Leo voice again. It… just.. doesnt…WORK!!!!
I want Jason Biggs back its not the same Seth voice doesnt go good with Leo
I really don’t like when voice actors change. I hope that part was not correct.
Not sure how I feel about Seth Green trading in for Leo. On the one hand, I hate it when voice actors change during a series… on the other hand, I like Seth Green.
Really can’t get on board for the Bay movie. They’re so ugly, I just have to look away every time they’re on screen, Bay’s ****** track record completely aside.
You are right prplbeedoo I hate when voice actors change but Seth Green is good
TMNT was my sons’ fave show when they were kids, & now it’s our grandchildren’s. Just good, clean, imaginative fun for kids!