That was fast. After the very successful launch of their new TMNT animated series just days ago, Nickelodeon have announced that the series has been renewed for another 26-episode season. Hit the jump to read the network's full announcement.

Just this past weekend, Nickelodeon began airing their new animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a reboot of the popular franchise. The series premiere garnered very high ratings, which makes this news rather unsurprising. In the following press release, Nick have confirmed that the series has been renewed for a second season, which will consist of 26 episodes and begins airing next year. Below is the network's full announcement:

Series Premiere Scores Cable’s Top Spot for the Week with Kids Across All TV; Nearly 4 Million Total Viewers; and Nick’s Highest Boys 2-11 Rating for 2012
Nickelodeon Renews Series for Second Season with 26 New Episodes Ordered

NEW YORK – Oct. 2, 2012– Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello – aka the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – made a triumphant return to television in their new Nickelodeon series premiere this weekend (Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m., ET/PT), ranking as the week’s top telecast with kids 2-11 (6.2/2.1 million) and boys 6-11 (8.2/837,000) across broadcast and cable TV, and the number-one kids program on basic cable with total viewers (drawing 3.9 million) for the week. Additionally, the new CG-animated version of the series hit a ratings high for Nickelodeon with boys 2-11 (7.5/1.3 million), and was the network’s top-rated premiere for an animated series since 2009. During its premiere weekend the series reached nearly 12 million total viewers.

Following its launch success, Nickelodeon has ordered 26 additional episodes of the series, which will begin airing next year. Additionally, the reintroduction of this storied franchise has already ignited excitement in the licensing community, with the new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles consumer products from Playmates Toys being named ‘Hot Toys for the Holidays’ on the prestigious Toys R’ Us and Time to Play lists.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set in present day New York City, from the glittering towers of Manhattan to the dark depths of the sewers, and follows the adventures of four humanoid turtles and a six-foot-tall rat, Master Splinter. One day, while living a life in seclusion with his four pet turtles, the once human, Splinter, encountered a mysterious green ooze that covered him and his pets. Overcome by the mutagen, he was transformed into a rat and his four pets became humanoid turtles. Fearing persecution from humans, he brought the Turtles underground and raised them, training them to become ninjas. Years have passed since that point and the four turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, are now headstrong teenagers, filled with the confidence of youth and a burning desire to see the world.

The series stars Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). The executive producers for the series are Ciro Nieli, Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia and Peter Hastings. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is premiering globally across Nickelodeon’s channels around the world.

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Clayface27 - 10/2/2012, 2:37 PM
KingGhost519 - 10/2/2012, 2:41 PM
The first episode wasn't all that bad. There were a lot of changes to the origin, but it was still pretty good. I set up a series recording on my DVR, so it'll get watched.
comiccow6 - 10/2/2012, 2:44 PM
Not as bad as I thought it would be. Didn't like Splinter being human at one time, or the absence of Casey, but overall, it looks great. Looking forwards to the second season, and more Krang!
GLprime2814 - 10/2/2012, 2:48 PM
Just watched the first episode and I must say it was good, action was good story was interesting, but yes it does have is kiddie moments but its made for kids.
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 10/2/2012, 2:51 PM
Better then I thought it would be.
OdinsBeard - 10/2/2012, 2:58 PM
everything about this series is exactly what kids need from a TMNT show.

keep it coming...
IIIAdamantiumIII - 10/2/2012, 3:13 PM
this animation style hurts me
patriautism - 10/2/2012, 3:25 PM
I loved it. I liked how Splinter was a man, it is reminiscent of the 87 series.. which is my favorite of all the turtles properties, even the mirage comics.
souhunter - 10/2/2012, 3:29 PM
[frick] ya!
sameoldthing - 10/2/2012, 3:30 PM
The show is geared for kids but adults can still enjoy it.

Pros: Turtles look cool,each has a distinct look aside from weapon & color of mask.
For example,Donatello is taller than the rest & has missing front tooth,Raphael has cracked front shell & other such details. Nice.
Also,the show is funny. Mikey is pretty hilarious.
The action & stories are familiar but fresh,good stuff.

Cons: Splinter once being human isn't a big deal but I don't like him being bigger than the
turtles & he's to slick looking,very stylish. He looked better very grizzled & rat-like.
April being a teenage girl is annoying but I suppose female kids need a girl to watch. I guess.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/2/2012, 3:40 PM
1 episode and it is already renewed.
PerfectAss - 10/2/2012, 4:10 PM
wow 1 episode then renewal lol they obvious need more episodes for a renewal anyways i like the origin though feels kinda the same as the other one
splashcomix - 10/2/2012, 4:33 PM
It's for kidsgrif stop being an ass
ronnie42 - 10/2/2012, 4:45 PM
Griff is right!

tazmaniak - 10/2/2012, 4:57 PM
@comiccow6, I think Splinter being a human makes more sense. Think about the original origin. He's a regular rat who somehow possesses the intelligence to learn martial arts from his owner. Not to mention the fact that he's able to achieve the physical movements needed to perform martial arts.

Then there's the way he's always portrayed as being elderly. Rats don't live that long. Maybe 5 years, tops. He wouldn't be that much older than the turtles when they all mutated.

And once they were mutated, he had enough intelligence to teach himself to speak, as well as teach and raise them.

If he were already an older human and a martial artist before being mutated, the character makes a lot more sense.
CorndogBurglar - 10/2/2012, 5:21 PM
Im just thrilled my 3 year old daughter is into something that i loved as a kid. And lets face it, there are definately worse things i could be forced to watch with her than this. I actually enjoyed it.

I do wish they would make a new TMNT live action movie that is in line with the original comics. Dark and violent. The turtles have been for kids for a long long time though, so i doubt that will ever happen.

Oh well, we always have the original live action movie, which wasnt too far off from the mirage comics as far as violence and grittiness. I still love that movie to this day. :)
travispipes - 10/2/2012, 5:31 PM
I don't care what anybody says, this show is brilliant! A great Tmnt cartoon!
xMichaelxScottx - 10/2/2012, 5:31 PM
KalEl1996 - 10/2/2012, 5:51 PM
Awesome, this is great news! This show is really good, but the only thing that bugs me is Donatello's missing tooth.
ninjaturtle11 - 10/2/2012, 5:59 PM
ninjaturtle11 - 10/2/2012, 6:00 PM
He is not missing a tooth , its a gap .....
ninjaturtle11 - 10/2/2012, 6:01 PM
in some comics splinter was a human in other ones he was a rat , so he has 2 origins they can use
lokibane2012 - 10/3/2012, 2:56 AM
RobLiefeldFan - 10/3/2012, 10:12 AM
I loved the classic show but this is better someone like me does not drown myself with nostalgia
Optimus83 - 10/3/2012, 6:44 PM
¡¡¡Teenage!!!. ...¡¡¡Mutant!!!. ...¡¡¡Ninja!!!. ...¡¡¡Turtles!!!. ...¡¡¡Turtle Power!!!
PeterParker1991 - 10/3/2012, 8:11 PM

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