Viacom has spent $60 million to acquire the global rights to the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise and now plans to launch the new animated TV series in 2012 on Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon has already greenlit 26 half-hour episodes for the series.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” first launched in 1984, and has spawned comics, toys, movies and other products. Nickelodeon plans to help re-introduce “Turtles” toys to the marketplace and Paramount Pictures has a feature-length movie in development with Michael Bay (Transformers) on board to produce.
Plot: The series begins as the turtles emerge from their hidden lair in the sewers for the very first time, ready to confront the wondrous and hostile world of New York City and face enemies more dangerous and pizza more delicious than anything they could have imagined.
Funnier and ninja-ier than ever before, the show will explore the camaraderie of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes they are destined to be.
By reports the actor was pulled over after being clocked doing 94 miles per hour on the 405 Freeway and was taken into custody at 2:59 a.m. after the California Highway Patrol determined he was under the influence.
According to Pasdar’s booking report, he was released on a $15,000 bond at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 24 to face the charges.
The studio has just announced that it has partnered with E1 Entertainment to develop and produce a TV series based on Push and has hired screenwriter David Hayter (Watchmen, X2) to pen the script for the series pilot.
The new series will purportedly be an extension of the science-fiction thriller, centered on people with paranormal powers who band together to take down a corrupt government agency.
Fringe 2010 TV Schedule:
Fringe 2×11: January 14, 2010
Fringe 2×12: January 21, 2010
Fringe 2×13: January 28, 2010
Fringe 2×14: February 4, 2010
Fringe 2×15: April 1, 2010
Legend of the Seeker 2010 air dates
Legend of the Seeker 2×07: Resurrection USA Air date: January 9, 2010.
Lost Season 6 Premiere
Lost Season 6 premiere: February 2, 2010. Reacap + two-hour premiere!
Heroes in 2010
Heroes Season 4 will continue on January 4, 2010 with 2 hour episode – Upon This Rock.
Smallville in 2010
Smallville will continue on January 22, 2010
Smallville 9×10 ‘Disciple’ will air January 22, 2010.
Smallville 9×11 ‘Warrior’ will air on January 29, 2010
Smallville Two Hour Special Event ‘Absolute Justice’ Febuary 5, 2010
Smallville 9×12 ‘Socitey’ will air Febuary 5, 2010
Smallville 9×13 ‘Legends’ will air Febuary 5, 2010
Smallville 9×14 ‘Hubarus’ will air Febuary 12, 2010
Supernatural in 2010
Supernatural 5×11 will air on January 21, 2010.
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries 1×11 will air on January 14, 2010.
Flash Forward 2010 air date
Flash Forward will return on March 4, 2010 – episode 1×11.
V Series 2010 air date
V series (ABC) coming back in March. V 1×05 air date: March 30, 2010.
Sanctuary in 2010
Sanctuary episode 2×11 Haunted will air on January 8, 2010.
Stargate Universe 2010 air date
Stargate Universe will return in April. SGU 1×11 Space will air on April 2, 2010.
Caprica premiere: January 22, 2010.
“I went to Hollywood not just to make it big and develop my film career,” Chow said. “I went there to also introduce my music to the Americans. So that they will notice me.“
He also went on to rant about how long it takes to make a Hollywood film. “In Asia, we get through a movie very quickly. We get the script, we get working and it’s done,” he said. “In Hollywood, they have rehearsals that go on for half a month before they begin shooting, and shooting can go on for months. I’m a newbie. There is a lot of waiting around before my scenes and I cannot speak too loudly. I have to be well-behaved.“
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H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) hosts an untraditional Thanksgiving dinner. Elsewhere, the Petrelli family gets a surprise guest at their table. Meanwhile, Samuel (Robert Knepper) continues to hold Hiro (Masi Oka) hostage, as Lydia (guest star Dawn Olivieri) goes in search for the truth.
Ashley Crow, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Madeline Zima, Ray Park, Harry Perry, Elisabeth Rohm, Andrew Connolly also guest star.
"When Sylar meets his father, he’s going to see a path ahead of him that he doesn’t want to take," reveals an insider. "He has a lot more in common with his father than he realized."
Producer Bryan Fuller, who will be returning to the show explained that "Heroes" will now once again be character-driven. "It’s not necessarily a reboot as much as it is going back to the basic spirit of the show and pulling people back in," he explained. "We’re also going to tell fewer stories per episode. We’re going to limit it to three or four with one big one that you can wrap the stories around. We’re altering the structure of the show so that there’s a very clear A story that takes up a larger percentage of the show so that that story gets traction."
He also talked about what we can expect from the upcoming episodes. Fuller said: "People will die. And some will return. Matt’s wife [Janice] comes back. We’ll find out what happens when you have a superbaby."
But even with this news at this point I’m not sure the show can be salvaged and I don’t think any star can help get the ratings back, the fan base for the show has just lost all interest and are just tired of all the none followed through promises for the last two seasons. But we are glad to see Glover back in action and hopefully this time the son won’t kill him off.
What do you think?