With Disney paying $4 billion to acquire LucasFilm, many expect that the hit animated series The Clone Wars could soon leave Cartoon Network and find a new home at Disney XD.
That move is likely to happen after the current season completes it run on Cartoon Network reports the Hollywood Reporter. Turner, a division of Time Warner, purchases the rights to the show on a season-by-season basis, opening the door for the series to make the move when the current series finishes airing.
In a conference call Wednesday after the sale of Lucasfilm was announced, Disney CEO Robert Iger said he sees big possibilities for Star Wars content on the Disney/ABC owned TV channels. He particularly cited Disney XD as a perfect home for a Star Wars show, though he stopped short of mentioning Clone Wars.
Clone Wars has been one of the highest-rated shows on Cartoon Network, even with a move to Saturday mornings this season. For the month of October, The Clone Wars ranked No. 1 in its time period among boys 9-14 and posted double-digit gains across kids and boys vs. last year — kids 2-11 grew by 46 percent, kids 6-11 by 34 percent, kids 9-14 by 64 percent, boys 2-11 by 45 percent, boys 6-11 by 36 percent and boys 9-14 by 72 percent, according to a Turner spokesperson.