New ‘Ninja Turtles’ Series Conquers Russia, New Zealand

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Russia’s TNT and New Zealand’s Channel Four are the most-recent terrestrial broadcasters to pick up Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

TNT started airing all 26 episodes of season 1 this week, stripped at 9:30 a.m. weekdays with an additional regional broadcast Saturdays at 9 a.m. and repeats on Sundays.

Channel Four, owned by Mediaworks, will air season 1 starting this month.

The series is the most-recent incarnation of the long-lived action franchise, which sprang from a parody comic book created and self-published in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.

The series has been a global hit for Nick since its launch last fall, with deals in place for Brazil, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Australia, Philippines, Singapore, the Middle East, Lithuania, Ukraine, Portugal and Spain.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles