If all the news about Michael Bay’s much-maligned TMNT reboot leaves a sour taste in your mouth, then you’ll be pleased with the news that the premiere Nickelodeon’s own refresh of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be heralded by an hour-long TV special on September 29, Saturday, at 11:00 AM ET/PT.
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while technically a reboot of the franchise, still follows the original story closely. Which means we get turtles that were mutated by radioactive goo, not alien turtles that came from outer space. he series stars Jason Biggs (American Pie) as “Leonardo,” Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as “Raphael,” Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as “Donatello” and Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as “Michelangelo.” Additional cast members rounding out this iconic hit franchise include Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as “April O’Neil,” Hoon Lee (Royal Pains) as “Master Splinter” and Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar) as “Shredder.”
After the 1 Hour Special on September 29, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will continue to air regularly on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT).