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The Force Is Coming to TNT: Star Wars(Tm): The Clone Wars(Tm) Premieres in February
The network will kick off the series with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00/10:00c, immediately following TNT's NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

[via press release from TNT]

The Force is Coming to TNT: STAR WARS�: THE CLONE WARS� Premieres in February

Popular Series from Lucasfilm Animation Has Enjoyed Highly Successful Premiere Run on Cartoon Network

Back-To-Back Episodes Begin Saturday, Feb. 14, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT), Following NBA All-Star Saturday Night, Then Move to Regular Timeslot Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Beginning Feb. 18, All Available in HD

Lucasfilm Animation's revolutionary 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 first-ever animated series from Lucasfilm Animation, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other favorite STAR WARS characters as they struggle against the dark side during the divisive, action-packed Clone Wars. Dwindling numbers of Jedi fight to maintain freedom and restore peace to the galaxy, using their army of genetically engineered clones against the seemingly never-ending droid army. Across hundreds of planets, the Jedi and the evil Separatists fight for the future of the galaxy. The terrible conflict grows wider as our heroes are swept up in the turmoil of war, while the evil Count Dooku, his assassin Asajj Ventress, their master Darth Sidious, the mechanical General Grievous and a rogue's gallery of never-before-seen villains scheme to defeat them.

Lucasfilm Animation began pre-production on STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS in 2005, shortly after the release of Star Wars: Episode III � Revenge of the Sith. For three years, teams of animators, artists and storytellers in northern California and at production facilities in Singapore and Taipei worked together to create one of the most unique animated television series in history. Blending tremendous artistic talent with all-new animation technology, Lucasfilm Animation has produced 22 episodes for the series' first season, which premiered to record ratings on TNT's sister network, Cartoon Network, in October 2008.

Dave Filoni serves as supervising director of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, with Catherine Winder as producer and George Lucas as executive producer. The series features the vocal talents of Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Tom Kane as Yoda, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex and Clones, Ian Abercrombie as Chancellor Palpatine, Matthew Wood as General Grievous, Nika Futterman as Asajj Ventress, Corey Burton as Count Dooku, Matthew Wood as Battle Droids and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.

Turner Network Television (TNT), one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama and home to such original series as the acclaimed and highly popular detective drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick; Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter; Raising the Bar, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; and Trust Me, with Eric McCormack and Tom Cavanagh. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, Cold Case, Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER and Charmed; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards�; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.


STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & � Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

  [january 2009]  


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