As much as I’ve really enjoyed this latest interpretation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there has been one major issue from the get go. Although the bulk of episodes have been easy to follow with weekly releases, others have suffered from being moved around the schedule. The latest example of this may in fact be the most egregious, as Nickelodeon has chosen to move new episodes of TMNT to their Nicktoons channel.
According to the @TMNT and @Nickandmore Twitter account, the next batch of episodes will air on Nicktoons this Friday, September 22nd. Nickelodeon has decided to release the next three episode arc as one 90-minute special featuring Raphael in a post-apocalyptic setting. This story appears to be an obvious reference to Mad Max, featuring episode titles such as “Carmageddon” and “The Wasteland Warrior.”
Welcome to the apocalypse, where the world is only mutants…and Raphael has a beard?! Watch an all-new TMNT this Friday on Nicktoons. pic.twitter.com/JQv3vvPknh
— TMNT (@TMNT) September 16, 2017
This sounds like a pretty awesome event, but it’s curious that Nickelodeon would choose to release it on their Nicktoons channel with so little notice. They aren’t really giving the fans a lot of time to figure out where and when they can watch the show. If you’ve become accustomed to seeing the turtles on Sunday mornings, a Friday release on another channel is going to be very unexpected.
According to some sources, Nicktoons will be the new official home of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles until the series ends. We haven’t confirmed this, but the nature of Nickelodeon’s scheduling conflicts indicates that you should be prepared for just about anything. @Nickandmore reports that the first two episodes of the monster arc will air on Wednesday, September 27th. If this information is accurate, one has to question how Nickelodeon can even call this a schedule.
Considering the success of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it is baffling to see the series get this treatment during its last season. At the very least, I’m sure we can all appreciate the fact that our heroes in a half-shell will be returning very soon. If this new schedule is accurate, we can expect the Bebop & Rocksteady episodes to finish out the season. Thanks to this odd choice of scheduling, you can actually watch these episodes right now on DVD.
Whatever happens, it’s important to remember that we’ve reached the end of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We’ll do our best to keep you informed about schedule changes so that you can watch these episodes as they air. Here’s hoping that Rise of the TMNT will have a much more organized timetable than its predecessor.
I’ll miss this show. Let us all pray that Rise of the TMNT won’t be like Teen Titans Go! Nickelodeon better know better
Sadly I don’t have the Nicktoons channel.
WEIRD STUFF!!!! Super hyped tho. Thankfully I have the nick app so i can just watch them the day after they air on there.
the way they have treated the last two seasons has been horrible, as no wonder the ratings were so bad, it was because of the stop start nature, at least the first 4 seasons the epiodes aired in order, where this season the first tale was the only one in order, as the next in the schedule was lone rat and cubs, then the the next i believe was monsters vs mutants, then when worlds collide, then the crossover event which will serve as the finale, the next tale was samurai ninja, and then the 3 airing as the series finale the crossover eps, were the bridge too the final two, which was samurai ninja, and then the episodes in the future
Yeah. I hate it when events are out of order
This is absolute BS!!! Way to go Nickelodeon…. Keep up the sub par work that we have grown accustomed to.
Nicktoons isn’t HD in my area, so even though I had my TiVo record successfully I’m not at all happy with the change.
I managed to watch these episodes on Nicktoons through Sling TV last night, it was worth it.
Ready for your review
plus now seeing it i wish they had kept this as the series finale as the last images would’ve been a perfect way to anticpate the start of the new series, as you had the picture of the guys and master splinter to end the episode, and then at the very end of the credits a nod to the co-creators kevin eastman and peter laird in for peter and kevin
Nicktoons is where Nick shows go to die.
This is kind of a letdown, considering I don’t have Nicktoons on my DISH cable package. I’ll probably hafta catch these episodes on DVD or on the Nick app–whichever I obtain first.
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