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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Back to the Sewer

September 13, 2008 - February 28, 2009
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Tempus Fugit
  2. Karate Schooled
  3. Something Wicked
  4. The Engagement Ring
  5. Hacking Stockman
  6. Incredible Shrinking Serling
  7. Identity Crisis
  8. Web Wranglers
  9. SuperQuest
  10. Virtual Reality Check
  11. City Under Siege
  12. Super Power Struggle
  13. Wedding Bells and Bytes
  14. Mayhem From Mutant Island

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TMNT: Back to the Sewer, commonly shortened to "Back to the Sewer" or "BTTS", is the seventh and final season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003). It originally aired over The CW4Kids on Saturday mornings between 13 September 2008 and 28 February 2009.


The Back to the Sewer in the opening

Beginning in 2105, thanks to Cody Jones brilliance along with that of Donatello's, the Turtles have successfully repaired the Time Window, allowing them to head home. However, unknown to them, Viral has reconstructed herself inside Serling and takes control of it to send the Turtles through constant torturous time travels as payback for her and Sh'Okanabo's defeat. However, the Turtles succeed in tricking Viral into opening a portal to the present day (over shot by a year), but Splinter becomes trapped in cyberspace due to Viral using Serling's decompiler in mid-travel. Unfortunately for the futuristic virus, Viral tries hacking into a Foot Clan program and ends up becoming the Cyber Shredder. Using the knowledge of future technology, Donatello constructs a device that allows the Turtles to head into the internet and search for the data bits of Master Splinter in hopes of reuniting with their father. Also, the Foot Clan has returned to full strength under the command of one of the Shredder's most loyal minions, Khan. The Cyber Shredder seeks to enter the real world and continue his Utrom counterpart's plans of world domination. The Turtles learn that during the year that they've missed Casey and April have been taking care of the lair and that they have gotten closer to being married.


The Turtles in BTTS





Several pitches were given to Mirage Studios and Playmates Toys before settling on Back to the Sewer. The first pitch, TMNT: Super World, involved a card game of some sort. TMNT: Overload was to have a glitch in the time travel process cause the Turtles to bring their younger selves with them to the present. The third idea, Ultimate TMNT attempted to combine the universe of the movies with the 2003 cartoon as well as introduce characters from the 1987 cartoon and TMNT Adventure comicbook from Archie Comics. Ultimately, they decided to take the start with the more realistic and less humorous aspects of TMNT: Overload and use that as a starting point for Back to the Sewer.

It was decided that a more stylized art style would be used in order to bring down the cost per episode. Also, pupils were added to the Turtles in order to look more similar to the character designs used in TMNT.

Theme song

In Spring 2008, 4Kids Entertainment held the "Pick Us a Rockin' Theme Song Before Mikey Gets His Way Challenge". Six theme songs were posted and fans were allowed to vote for their favorite. The winner (#5) was used in the series with some modifications.


The seventh season, unfortunately, met with mainly negative reviews. the art style change and sillier tone as well as the weak story arcs. It had the lowest number of views, 0.98 million views and a rank of 68% as of March 2009.


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