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Old November 3 2012, 06:12 PM   #193
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Re: Star Wars The Clone Wars Season Five News and Discussion

Temis the Friendly Ghost wrote: View Post
TCW likely to movie to DisneyXD after this season concludes.

Lucasfilm’s spinoff TV version of Star Wars has been a solid performer on the Turner Entertainment-owned Cartoon Network for the past five years, but that run almost certainly will end after the current season in the wake of the deal for Disney to acquire George Lucas' company for $4.05 billion.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Turner, a division of Time Warner, has the license for Star Wars: The Clone Wars only through the end of the 2012-13 season. Each year it has renewed its deal with Lucasfilm, and reps for both companies say they will make a decision on continuing the show around the end of the season.

In reality, Disney is very likely to move Clone Wars to one of its own networks, most likely Disney XD, an advertiser-supported cable TV channel targeted at boys.
The Cartoon Network and DisneyXD have the same target audience, so my hunch is that Disney will keep a hands-off approach. If ratings tank for some reason, that might change.
In such a case, it would be better for The Clone Wars to stay on CN and finish its run there.

The article is fairly high on speculation about any possible move, but Disney XD's biggest hits are its live-action comedies, not its action cartoons. Ironically, like CN's Adult Swim, even the animated comedies generally bring in higher ratings.
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