Cartoon Renews 'Clone Wars' For Sophomore Season


Star Wars: The Clone Wars will continue to be a force on Cartoon Network.
The animated service has ordered a second, 22-episode season of Lucasfilm Ltd.'s CG-animated series. The new episodes are slated to begin next fall.
Meanwhile, the first season of Clone Wars still has six more episodes to run, before concluding its rookie, 22-episode campaign on March 20.
Sister service TNT will begin its run with the series on Feb. 14, before it settles into its Wednesday schedule of two episodes in the 10 p.m. hour on the drama network.

The Oct.3, 2008 premiere of Clone Wars was the most-watched series debut in Cartoon history with 3.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Since its premiere, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Friday 9 p.m.) has ranked #1 in its Friday 9 p.m. time period on all television -- broadcast and ad-supported cable -- among boys 2-11, boys 6-11, and tween boys 9-14 through January 2009, according to network officials.
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars is like nothing else on television and has delivered for us on all levels," said Stuart Snyder, president/COO Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media, in a statement. "It has helped us launch a great new night of action-adventure on Fridays and build on our dominance with boys. We look forward to continuing what has been a great relationship with George and everyone at Lucasfilm."