"He's everybody's favorite Ninja Turtle," Astin told Entertainment Weekly. "Raphael's the coolest, no question about it. Ask anybody."
The new cartoon series will debut on Nickelodeon during fall 2012, but fans will be able to get a sneak peek at the series at this year's San Diego Comic Con.
In other TV news ...
• Nobody watched 'The Glee Project.' Well, some people did, but after Oxygen spent millions on advertising the reality series, only a combined total of 792,000 viewers watched two airings of the new series. Is it 'Glee' backlash? Lack of 'Glee' actors? Leave your theories in the comments. [Hollywood Reporter]
• 'The Rich Eisen Podcast' is coming to NFL Network with a special 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' episode.Airing July 7 at 10PM, Eisen will welcome Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Bob Einstein and J.B. Smoove to the program. [Rich Eisen]
• Henry Rollins will host an exotic animals show.Rollins will appear on National Geographic's Wild 'Animal Underworld,' a series about people who collect, eat and worship exotic and not-so-exotic animals. [Hollywood Reporter]
• Wil Wheaton, Stan Lee and Felicia Day will guest star on 'Eureka.' Day will appear in seven episodes, and Lee has a cameo in one as Dr. Lee, a gamma radiation expert. [UGO]