Why make another thread specifically for the current show when one can be used to discuss all forms of the series, movies and comics etc included?I'm glad I found this thread but was too late for the beginning cause you were talking about the 2003 version but still a great show. I watch...I can't really remember which season I stopped watching cause of NickToons stop showing them in order.
You know, I really did love the 2k3 series and all, probably (at the time) more so than the original. But I have to admit, this series made me forget all about it. Funny thing is, Nick owns the 2K3 series, but the original 80's series is still under the ownership of Fred Wolf Films which somehow still exists. By that, of course, they own the series, but Nick owns the rights to the characters, names, and designs. FWF just owns the episodes, much they did when Mirage Films still owned the Turtles and 4Kids was the licensing agent. That's pretty much the only reason we have the original series extensively on DVD, even though in poor quality from old master tapes FHE had in their leaky basement, apparently.
So that's why only the 2k3 series appeared on Nicktoons. And even though WB still owns the movies, Nick was able to get the broadcast rights for all 4 films prior to the 2014 movie, the original in a sadly edited form. As long as they keep "We Wish you a Turtle Christmas" and "Operation Blueline" covered up permanently outside the internet.