It’s been a tough year for Nickelodeon Studios but on Tuesday they announced a third season of its animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, before the 26 episode season 2 has even aired. Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami has stated that the studio has hit the reset button and will be focusing strongly on animation starting with a new series of the hard-hitting reptiles.
The show started on Nickelodeon in November 2012 and stars the voice talents of Jason Biggs (American Pie) as Leonardo, Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Raphael, Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs) as Donatello, Greg Cipes (Ultimate Spider-Man) as Michelangelo, Hoon Lee (Premium Rush) as Master Splinter, Kevin Michael Richardson (Thundercats) as Shredder and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) as April O’Neil.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox’s FX network have green-lit a 13 episode, fifth season of their spy comedy sitcom Archer. This follows after a 44 percent ratings increase year-over-year with adults 18-34, and 36 percent increase with adults 18-49. The show, created by Adam Reed, has also been entered in the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy contest.
Archer stars comedians, H. Jon Benjamin and Aisha Tyler and ranks as one of the networks core comedies.
“Archer is one the very best comedy series on television,” says Nick Grad, EVP of original programming and development at FX. “Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and the incredible cast–H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, George Coe and Lucky Yates — are comedic geniuses. It is truly rewarding the way in which the audience and fans have embraced their work and that the ratings to continue to grow. The quality of Archer is undeniable.”
The second part of the fourth season finale will air at 10pm on April 11th. Will you be watching?