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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' '80s voice cast to reunite for Nickelodeon special

The original 1980s voice cast of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons will reunite for a teenage mutant hourlong special.

Cam Clarke, Rob Paulsen, Barry Gordon, and Townsend Coleman will reprise their original pizza-slinging roles as Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo on the new iteration of the series. They’ll appear in Friday’s episode “Wormquake!,” which airs at 7 p.m. on Nickelodeon.

The reunion isn’t the buzziest thing this year when it comes to the heroes in a half-shell. The boys in purple, red, orange, and blue will enjoy their 30th birthday this May (the original comic book appeared in 1984) and as such, the series’ creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird will release a commemorative issue to celebrate the anniversary.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Who is that masked man? Why, it's Casey Jones! EXCLUSIVE

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns to Nickelodeon with all-new episodes on Feb. 2, as well as a nice surprise for old-school TMNT fans: Recurring Turtle ally Casey Jones is going full masked vigilante.

In the original 1987 animated series, Jones was a violent, Rorschach-esque crime fighter who treated murderers and litterbugs with equal equal disdain and never removed his iconic hockey mask. Nickelodeon’s slightly kinder, gentler Casey is a pal of April O’Neil’s who speaks with Josh Peck’s voice and generally prefers to show his face — at least, until he decides it’s time to take a stand against “pure evil” in Sunday’s episode, titled “The Good, The Bad, and Casey Jones.”

Watch Casey in action in the clip below, which also features his reluctant partner Raphael (Sean Astin) — and some seriously impressive subway rail-skating. Cowabunga!

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' deal with a 'Situation' in season two premiere -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Cowa-uh oh, dude. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns to Nickelodeon with a bang this Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. for its second season. But before the second season ninja kicks off, TMNT fans at New York Comic Con can check out the show’s jam-packed panel. Featuring appearances from the voice cast and executive producers and never-before-seen art, the panel will also give a sneak peek at the season two premiere, “The Mutation Situation.”

Watch this exclusive first look at the premiere where the Turtles get a little too cocky for their own good: READ FULL STORY

Roseanne Barr to guest star on 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and…Roseanne Barr?

The actress will guest-star on the season-finale of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, EW has learned. Barr will voice Kraang Prime, the Kraang’s glorious leader from Dimension X, and the first look photo — full of multiple eyes and purple skin — is certainly a bit creepy. But we hear that while Kraang Prime speaks with the familiar Kraang voice, its superior intellect allows it to speak with more inflection and less convoluted phrasing.

Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes preview of Barr’s debut below: READ FULL STORY

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows': Donatello unleashes shell in new trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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With their hit Nickelodeon series returning for a second season this September and their cinematic reboot landing in theaters next summer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have crawled out of their shells and into the spotlight all over again. Apparently unsatisfied with simply being television stars and sharing the big screen with Megan Fox, however, the heroes in a half-shell are also planning on conquering game consoles.

Based on their animated return to TV, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is an action-amping, cooperative-focused four-player beat-’em-up that puts fans behind the Foot Clan-fighting abilities of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael. Like their small-screen counterparts, the shell-raising reptiles sport playful personalities that are as unique as their character-specific combat skills. On top of dropping one-liners and bad guys in equal measure, players will encounter fan-favorite friends — like Master Splinter — and foes while cleaning the streets of NYC as the crime-fighting quartet.

Before the T-rated brawler lands like a roundhouse kick to the ribs — on XBLA, PSN, and Windows PC — later this summer, spy this exclusive, Donatello-starring trailer. READ FULL STORY

Nickelodeon's 2013-2014 plan: More focus on those post-millenials (new 'Dora' spinoff and more) and keep the funny going

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Nickelodeon may be getting older (it’s 33!), but its powers-that-be have a laser focus on the young market. At the network’s 2013 upfronts yesterday, Nickelodeon Group President Cyma Zarghami played up research that showed kids eight and younger have an intense connection to their sense of humor. And the Viacom-owned network intends to feed that need with new preschool programing and a slate of new animated and live-action shows.

“We have reorganized our development process in a way that allows us to make content smarter and faster than ever before, tailored specifically for this first generation of post-millennial kids,” Zarghami said. “Our research tells us that for them funny is a badge of honor, and because funny is in Nickelodeon’s core DNA, we believe our position will ensure our success with them.” READ FULL STORY

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' return with new episodes... and the Rat King-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

When the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns with it’s first new episodes of the year this Friday, Jan. 25 (7pm ET), we’ll see a villain known to anyone familiar with the TMNT lore: the Rat King. In the “I, Monster” episode, a very skeletal looking Rat King threatens to take control of the city and Splinter’s mind, which ends up pitting the turtles against their sensai.

Check out the clip below.

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Nickelodeon renews 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot for second season

Nickelodeon’s rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles only premiered last weekend, but the series has already been renewed for a second season.

The network announced that it would be ordering 26 more episodes of the cartoon, which pleased Nickelodeon over the weekend with notably high ratings. Nick plans to air the second season next year, though no specific premiere date has been set.

It’s easy to see why the new TMNT series was renewed so quickly: Last Saturday’s series premiere ranked as the top telecast among viewers aged 2 to 11 (6.2/2.1 million), particularly boys aged 6-11 (8.2/837,000). Additionally, it gained Nick’s highest ratings for boys aged 2-11 of the year so far (7.5/1.3 million). Overall, the premiere drew 3.9 million total viewers, making it the week’s top-rated cable program for kids.

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