We’re still in that sort of grey area of television programming seasons where the new stuff hasn’t started coming out yet, but most of the “summer specials” are done. For those of us who were busy enough during the year to miss plenty of programming—enough to keep us, and certainly our DVRs, busy through the summer programming drought—it’s not a big deal. But for our kids, this is tragic.
Which is why channels like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon have managed to keep rolling out some new stuff all summer long, because when else are parents going to let their kids watch way too much TV if not in the summer months?
For Danny Phantom fans, this is your lucky week. According to the press release over at Toon Zone:
Giant asteroids hurling at earth, death defying outer space battles, and the loss of his superpowers to boot — it’s all in a day’s work for the heroic half-human, half-ghost Danny Fenton (voiced by David Kaufman). The super-teen faces his biggest challenge yet in “Phantom Planet,” the one-hour movie from creator Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents), premieres on Nickelodeon Friday, August 24 from 8-9 p.m. Leading up to the movie, Nickelodeon premieres brand new episodes of Danny Phantom all week long from Monday, August 20 to Friday, August 24 at 4:00 p.m. each day, culminating with “Phantom Planet.” (All times ET/PT)
Oooooh, there is little my kids like more than a movie-length episode of a show they like. And new episodes all week long? Awesomeness.
They’re kicking it off with a bang, too. Check out tonight’s episode:
Monday, August 20 from 4 – 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, “Eye for an Eye”
Danny and Vlad’s game of revenge begins with childish pranks, and unfortunately for Danny, ends when Vlad decides to run for mayor of Amity Park. By overshadowing voters, Vlad wins the election in a landslide. The new mayor is eager to use his new power to make life as miserable as possible for Danny and his friends. He shuts down the Nasty Burger, outlaws technology, creates new school uniforms, and passes so many new laws in the name of “protecting the children” that Danny finds it impossible to go ghost. He even turns the townsfolk against Danny Phantom by painting him as an evil ghost. Completely outmaneuvered, Danny must find a way to outsmart Vlad and get back some of his freedom or Danny Phantom’s career may be over.
I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else, but I’m pretty sure his career can’t end on a Monday. Just a hunch I have. Still, I’m sure there will be some suspense in there.
Anyway, enjoy the week of phantom-y goodness (that is so a word)!