Legend of Korra returns September 13

Good news for everyone who enjoys sleeping in on Saturday mornings: Nickelodeon is now premiering the show Friday night at 7, starting the new season (well, Book 2) on September 13.

Book 2 will run 14 episodes, 2 more than Book 1; Books 3 and 4 are also in the pipeline.

Trailer park, SDCC edition: Legend of Korra, Veronica Mars

These almost certainly won’t be the last trailers out of the con, but these two revealed yesterday are certainly among my most-anticipated. Book 2 of Legend of Korra will be coming in September, but you can watch the first three minutes now.

The Veronica Mars movie is expected early next year.

We’ll have links of the rest of the non-Star Wars announcements later. There are apparently some doozies coming today…

Deal with it: Legend of Korra was the #1 scripted show on cable last week

Nickelodeon has a hit on their hands. Legend of Korra may have been beat by the NFL Draft and Pawn Stars in the ratings last week, but it was still cable’s #1 scripted program last week with 4.08 million viewers.

Yes, more people watched Legend of Korra last week than Game of Thrones, which had a not-at-all-shabby 3.9M viewers. Of course, Game of Thrones is on a premium channel and Nickelodeon is basic cable, but still… I’m damn impressed.