The long-awaited Goonies reunion on Nickelodeon's animated hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finally takes place this week. Corey Feldman's first episode as the voice of a recurring character is set to premiere Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. (ET). Feldman plays opposite his old Goonies co-star Sean Astin in the series. After Raphael's pet turtle, Spike, drinks some mutagen, he turns into the hulking, six-foot Slash — whose gravelly voice is supplied by Feldman.
FX has given a 13-episode order for The Strain from Guillermo del Toro,Carlton Cuse and author Chuck Hogan, the network announcedTuesday.
The drama is based on the vampire novel trilogy of the same name written by del Toro and Hogan, who co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro will also direct. The series will star Corey Stoll as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. When a viral outbreak of ancient vampirism begins to spread, Eph, his team and a group of average New Yorkers will fight for humanity's future.
TV's heroes in a half-shell are set to return to Nickelodeon next month. The current incarnation of animated hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicks off its second season on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m./10c.
In the first episode, "The Mutation Situation," the Turtles find out that alien Kraang has dropped mutagen canisters all over New York. Throughout Season 2, the heroes will have to recover those canisters before more mutants are created. Meanwhile, Kraang and Shredder have joined forces to stop the Turtles.
Joining the cast this season is Josh Peck (Drake & Josh), who voices teenage hockey player Casey Jones, a rebel who enjoys taking on the bad guys. TMNT also stars Sean Astin (as Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). Corey Feldman recurs as Slash.
Happy birthday, Bob Newhart! What a marvelous coincidence that his 84th birthday falls on the same night CBS is repeating his terrific Emmy-nominated guest performance on The Big Bang Theory (Thursday, 8/7c). And wouldn't it be splendid if this finally earns him an Emmy? It's unfathomable that he has yet to receive one for his illustrious career. Newhart's timing is impeccable as ever as "Professor Proton," the former TV host of a kiddie science show that Sheldon and Leonard still obsess over (so what else is new). And while they gush over meeting their hero, he's understandably much more impressed by Penny — although what she's doing with these geeky goofballs is a puzzle he'll never understand. The good news is that he's expected to return at least a few times during the next season, so maybe he'll eventually figure it out. Whatever the excuse, it's a treat to see Newhart working his magic before a live audience on one of TV's most deserving smash hits.
Roseanne Barr didn't make it to the White House, but the comedy star and former presidential candidate promises to be a force in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. Barr has signed on to voice the character of Kraang Prime, who will show up later this year in the season finale.
Barr joins a guest cast that includes...