The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back! But can their turtle power win over a new generation without alienating older fans?
Nickelodeon's animated revamp of the popular franchise premieres Saturday morning (11/10c) and will have to live up to the previous iterations that include a handful of cartoon series and movies all based on the original comic books about four anthropomorphic turtle brothers whose love of fighting crime is only rivaled by their craving for pizza.
Cowabunga! The v are back and ready to kick some shell.
"It's the first Turtles incarnation where they actually use their weapons besides just throwing them into the wall. I mean, they are ninjas." Turtles executive producer Ciro Nieli told the Television Critics Association during the fall previews Friday. That's not to say that the new Nickelodeon adaptation of the popular comic books will be too violent for its young audience. "The Turtles are always acting on the need of a greater good. They're always playing the hero role.. . We have no qualms about what we're making is a kids show. It's not that violent."
Parenthood already has one of the biggest casts on network TV, but it's ensemble just keeps growing. Last season added Adam and Kristina's baby daughter, Nora, and saw the return of Sarah's ex, Mark Cyr (Jason Ritter). For Season 4, which premieres on Sept. 11 at 10/9c, the NBC drama has added a few more fresh faces. There's Victor, Julia and Joel's adopted son and, of course, Emmy winner Ray Romano, who will play yet another love interest for the eldest Braverman daughter. "I've been talking to Ray a bunch about his character and he's really excited about doing it," executive producer Jason Katims tells TVGuide.com. "He's a fan."
But Sarah's complicated love life — including whether or not she accepted Mark's surprise proposal — is far from the only obstacle the Bravermans will face. Katims filled us in on Romano's "acerbic" new guy, Amber's promising new romance, Julia's tough juggling act and whether there's another new Braverman baby on the way for Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant). As usual, it sounds like you should have your Kleenex ready....
Emma Watson has traded in her wand (and British accent) to be a wallflower.
The Harry Potter alum — along with new co-stars Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller — introduced the first trailer for Perks of Being a Wallflower at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night. (Move over, Ron and Harry!)
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Stephen Chbosky, Perks stars...
The Black Donnellys alum Jonathan Tucker has landed a multi-episodic arc on Parenthood, TVGuide.com has confirmed.