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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returning to UK screens

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Those of you with young’uns (or possibly just reveling in the guilty pleasures of nostalgia) will be pleased to hear that Nickelodeon‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles revival will be returning to UK screens this weekend for a second season. Starting January 11th, new episodes will be broadcast each week at 9:30am.

TMNT on NickelodeonThe story of four mutated, Ninja-trained turtle brothers has seen many iterations since its tongue-in-cheek, indie comic beginnings thirty years ago, with the current show re-using cast members Rob Paulsen and Corey Feldman from earlier incarnations as different characters. Other performers involved include Sean Astin, Jason Biggs, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman, Hoon Lee, Josh Peck and Kevin Michael Richardson.

As outlined by Nickelodeon, the first story of the new season sees the turtles “discover that the alien Kraang survived their previous showdown and now have dropped mutagen canisters all over NYC. Throughout the season, the Turtles’ mission is to recover the canisters before more mutants can be created. Meanwhile, the Kraang and Shredder have united to put an end to the Turtles once and for all which results in some infamous characters coming after the brothers. With the help of Casey Jones, each new episode will see the Turtles take on a new villain, all while trying to unravel the mystery regarding April O’Neil and her importance to the Kraang.”

Following each episode will be an interactive component online where viewers can learn more about new characters as they are added. For more information on the show visit turtles.nick.co.uk

In semi-related news, RIP James Avery. Perhaps best known as Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, his distinctive performance as The Shredder in the original 1980s animated Ninja/Hero Turtles series stands out as the definitive one.

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Your quest for turtle soup is at its end.

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