Clone Wars Heading to TNT
Created 01/29/2009 - 01:00
Lucasfilm Animation's animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, which has enjoyed a spectacular run on Cartoon Network, is coming to TNT for an encore run this February.
The network will kick off the series with back-to-back episodes presented in high-definition Saturday, Feb. 14, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT), immediately following TNT's NBA All-Star Saturday Night. TNT will then present back-to-back episodes in the series' regular timeslot, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning Feb. 18.
The show finishes its 15-episode run on Cartoon Network on Friday at 9 p.m. with "Rresspass," where Anakin and Obi-Wan find themselves in the middle of a conflict between inhabitants of a desolate ice world and the greedy visitors from a nearby moon.
Per VARIETY, the October 3 launch of the show with 4 million viewers was the biggest premiere in Cartoon Network history and was the top performer in its time period in cable and broadcast for boys 6-11.
TNT targets adults 18-49 and hopes to introduce the series to an adult STAR WARS generation.