Jonesing for a "Star Wars" movie marathon you can watch at home on the basic cable you're already paying for? Help you we can. Yes. Mmm. Sure, you could just hit play on your own collections, if you own them, but there's a simple joy in turning on the boob tube and seeing something pop up that you actually wanted to watch. It's almost quaint in the 21st Century.
Today the droids you were looking for announced a licensing agreement between Turner, Disney, and 20th Century Fox, giving Turner exclusive cable rights to all of the "Star Wars" movies -- from the three OGs to the prequels to the new set and even spin-offs like "Rogue One."
Entertainment Weekly shared a statement from Turner exec Deborah K. Bradley, saying, "Through this deal, TNT and TBS will be the exclusive basic cable home of one of the most iconic, enduring and valuable movie franchises of all time, giving viewers the chance to watch this amazing collection from the very beginning."
As EW listed, that chance is coming soon. They listed TNT's upcoming schedule, with the first six "Star Wars" movies playing (although not always in order) from next Tuesday, September 20 through Sunday, September 25:
Tuesday, September 20
8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET/PT) – The Phantom Menace (aka Episode I)
Wednesday, September 21
8 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. – Attack of the Clones (Episode II)
Thursday, September 22
8 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. – Revenge of the Sith (Episode III)
Friday, September 23
8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. – Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV)
Saturday, September 24
10:45 a.m. – The Phantom Menace
1:45 p.m. – Attack of the Clones
4:55 p.m. – Revenge of the Sith
8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. – The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V)
Sunday, September 25
5:15 a.m. The Phantom Menace
8:15 a.m. Attack of the Clones
11:20 a.m. Revenge of the Sith
2:25 p.m. – Star Wars: A New Hope
5:10 p.m. – The Empire Strikes Back
8 p.m. and 11 p.m. – Return of the Jedi (Episode VI)
2 a.m. – The Phantom Menace
No clue why "Return of the Jedi" is only playing once and "The Phantom Menace" is playing multiple times. If ever there was a film "Star Wars" fans did not want to see multiple times... Anyway, at least they are here, and "The Force Awakens" should be joining the mix at some point, along with Episode VIII and Episode IX, plus "Rogue One," the Han Solo standalone movie, and more.
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