August 4, 2016


ABC 'Would Absolutely Love' to Do a 'Star Wars' TV Show

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1978's Star Wars Holiday Special on CBS has a special place in history as a disastrous project for the series. But since Disney owns Lucasfilm now, and since Episode VII: The Force Awakens reconfigured a slew of box office stat sheets, live-action Star Wars on TV is once again a topic of real discussion.

“As a fan, I would absolutely love to say yes,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said on a Television Critics Association press tour panel (via The Hollywood Reporter). "We have had conversations with Lucasfilm, and we continue to have them. I think it would be wonderful to extend that brand onto our programming."

Dungey also said ABC is interested in more Marvel series and that the network aims "to increase the pool of diverse candidates in the beginning" of future seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

For a nice Star Wars fix while you wait to hear if a TV series really happens, read our Complete Guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And see if you can spot any familiar characters among these New York Comic Con 2015 cosplayers: