New on Nick: Latest ‘Turtles’, ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ Launch

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Nickelodeon has exciting plans for CG animation fans lined up this weekend with a brand-new episode of its breakout revamp of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Baxter’s Gambit,” airing Friday night, plus the series premiere of the DreamWorks Animation spin-off series Monsters vs. Aliens on Saturday.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “Baxters Gambit” debuts Friday, April 5 from 7-9 p.m. ET/PT during “Total Turtle Takeover. The martial arts action-packed night kicks off with the new episode at 7 p.m., which finds Baxter Stockman fed up with being humiliated by Fishface and Dogpound and defeated by the Turtles seeking revenge by luring both parties into a deadly labyrinth.

Episodic clip from “Baxter’s Gambit.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The new adventures of 2009′s blockbust4er creature crew in the new show Monsters vs. Aliens will kick off Saturday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT. Co-produced by DreamWorks Animation, the series features the gelatinous blob B.O.B. (Eric Edelstein), prehistoric fish-man Link (Diedrich Bader), half-insect mad scientist Dr. Cockroach (Chris O’Dowd), and Susan–a.k.a. Ginormica–the incredible growing woman, as they try to get along working side by side with a group of bizarre aliens. The half-hour premiere, “Welcome to Area Fifty-Something,” the monsters are stationed at Area fifty-Something to protect the planet, when a lone alien, Coverton (Jeff Bennett) arrives and imprisons the President while making a permanent home on base.

Episodic clips from “Welcome to Area Fifty-Something.”

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens