The most beloved hairball in the George Lucas universe — Chewbacca, of course! — makes a guest appearance in Friday's two-part season closer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The plot finds our gentle Wookiee captured by the raptor-like Trandoshans, who are also having a field day killing off young Jedi apprentices ...
Don't piss off a Sith. Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars launches a spectacular three-episode arc on Friday that finds Darth Sidious issuing a fatwa on superstar assassin Asajj Ventress. The problem: She's becoming way too powerful and, therefore, no longer trustworthy. Naturally, Sid makes his apprentice Count Dooku do the dirty work, to prove his loyalty, but Ventress survives Dooku's murder attempt and bitterly vows to destroy her master. She'll need help with that, of course, and it comes in the form of a new badass character named Savage Opress. Here's the cool part: He's the brother of Darth Maul!
Jaime King's career has included turns as a model, TV host, and actress, most recently on the new ABC drama My Generation. But one of her most remarkable feats was co-creating perhaps the only anti-cancer PSA that has ever managed to be funny. (It involves King and other young actresses copping feels for a cause.) King talked to TVGuide.com about her bold approach to the fight against cancer and her work as an official ambassador for...
Tony Shalhoub and Gena Rowlands, Monk
9 pm/ET USA
Monk's latest investigation leads him to a place where he may truly belong: a museum of oddities.
Read on for previews Wolverine and X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Supernanny and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The Clone Wars - A Galaxy Divided
New releases announced today, January 14:
The Clone Wars - A Galaxy Divided will be coming out March 24
Little Dorrit will be coming out April 28
Lovejoy - The Complete Season 5 will be coming out May 12
Tiny Toon Adventures - Season 1, Volume 2 will be coming out April 21
Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Paul Michael Glaser, Aya Sumika, Rob Morrow and Alimi Ballard, Numb3rs
10 pm/ET CBS
Paul Michael Glaser guest stars on tonight's explosive episode, which focuses on the bombing of a charity organization's headquarters.
Read on for previews of Greatest Holiday Moments: TV & Film Countdown, Dog Whisperer, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
These are the numbers you're looking for....
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a Force to be reckoned with. The LucasAnimation series on Friday night delivered 3.96 million total viewers, making it the most-watched series premiere in Cartoon Network's 16-year history.
Much of the kudos is due to the little ones (meaning young viewers, not Jawas). Clone Wars was its time period's No. 1 program among the kids 6-11, 2-11, tweens 9-14 and teens 12-17 age groups, when compared to the major kids networks.
The weekly series also gave Cartoon Network its largest 9-14 audience ever for an original series telecast.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Droid heads fly and so do the wisecracks in Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars. A follow-up to the recent film of the same name, this animated series with kid appeal — premiering Friday, Oct. 3, at 9 pm/ET — is set against an epic battle for the galaxy between the good-guy Jedi Knights and the evil Separatists.
"The dramatic stakes are high," notes supervising director Dave Filoni, "but George Lucas gave us a mandate: Don't forget to make the characters fun." That includes the series' hero, Anakin Skywalker, who, as the future Darth Vader, took a deeply creepy turn in 2005's Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
"A lot of parents couldn't take their younger kids to see Sith because it was so dark," says actor Matt Lanter, who provides the voice of Anakin. "They're thrilled to have Clone Wars." Longtime fans may be drawn to it, too, since the series
Tropic Thunder courtesy DreamWorks
In a slow box office weekend compared to others in this very lucrative summer movie season Ben Stillers Tropic Thunder managed to hang onto its top slot outhopping The House Bunny and outrunning Death RaceAccording to Variety Thunder edged out both newcomers with a very strong Saturday earning 161 million for the weekend and becoming only the third movie this summer alongside Iron Man and The Dark Knight to hold the top spot for a second week The Anna Faris starrer House Bunny earned 151 million for second place and Universals Death Race remake took third with 123 millionDark Knight brought its overall take to 489 million with fourth-place showing of 103 million and Star Wars The Clone Wars rounded out the Top 5 with a 61 percent drop to 57 million Adam Bryant