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Star Wars is a well-known space opera science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It is set "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away" where an evil empire rules over many planets, aliens and robots are plentiful and co-mingle with humans on multiple worlds, and a power known as "the Force" is omnipresent. Some individuals have the ability to access and manipulate the Force, and the most prominent of these is a group of do-gooders known as the Jedi.

There were six movies total, starting with the original Star Wars (later renamed to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) released in 1977, and concluding with Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith released in 2005 (episodes 4-6 were filmed first). Following the acquisition of Star Wars production company Lucasfilm Ltd. by the Walt Disney Company in 2012, a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, consisting of Episodes VII through IX, was announced, with Episode VII: The Force Awakens premiering on December 18, 2015. Multiple Star Wars television programs have also been released.


TV Series

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Star Wars: Droids Animated series ABC 1985–86
Star Wars: Ewoks Animated series ABC 1985–86
Star Wars: Clone Wars Animated series Cartoon Network 2003–05
Star Wars: The Clone Wars CG animated series Cartoon Network 2008–13
Netflix 2014
Disney+ 2020–present
Star Wars Rebels Animated series Disney XD 2014–2018
Star Wars Resistance Animated series Disney XD 2018–20
The Mandalorian Live-action series Disney+ 2019–present


These are projects that were announced but were never actually developed.

TV Movies/Specials

Title Network Airdate
The Star Wars Holiday Special CBS November 17, 1978
The Ewok Adventure ABC November 25, 1984
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor ABC November 24, 1985
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome FOX November 25, 2001
LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick Cartoon Network May 8, 2005


Title Network Airdate
The Making of Star Wars ABC September 16, 1977
SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back PBS September 22, 1980
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi ABC January 16, 1983
From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga PBS January 16, 1985
Star Wars 30 G4 May 25, 2007
Star Wars Tech History Channel May 28, 2007
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed History Channel May 28, 2007

TV Programs with Prominent Star Wars Themes/Appearances

Show Title Airdate
Family Guy Blue Harvest
"Star Wars" parody
September 23, 2007
  Something, Something, Something, Dark Side
"Star Wars" parody
May 23, 2010
  It's a Trap!
"Star Wars" parody
May 22, 2011
The Muppet Show Mark Hamill
Hosted by Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker alongside C-3P0 and R2-D2
February 29, 1980
Robot Chicken Star Wars
"Star Wars" parody
June 17, 2007
  Star Wars Episode II
"Star Wars" parody
November 16, 2008
Sesame Street Episode 1364
Features C-3P0 and R2-D2
January 31, 1980
  Episode 1396
Features C-3P0 and R2-D2
March 17, 1980
When ___ Ruled the World Star Wars
Documentary of the franchise
September 18, 2004