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Ace "onions" Kim | September 19th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Trailer for The Empire Strikes Out Special

StarWars.com released a trailer for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out television special. This was linked to in an updated post from a few days ago but I think it warrants its own post. The 30-minute special will air next Wednesday September 26 at 8:00pm local time on Cartoon Network with repeats happening the following days.

Also, forum member TooMuchDew managed to scrounge up the following press release:

LEGO Star Wars(TM): The Empire Strikes Out” Blasts Onto Cartoon Network

30-Minute LEGO Special Premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

Get your lightsabers ready because a brand new LEGO Star Wars special is coming to Cartoon Network. Your favorites are back and even though it’s just moments after the Death Star has exploded, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the rest of the Rebel Alliance’s heroes have no time to rest on their laurels.

In LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, premiering Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), a new Imperial threat has been detected and the good guys have to nip it in the bud. But Jedi-in-training Luke discovers that instant fame as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber, as his secret mission to Naboo is thwarted by those most unstoppable of foes -crazed fans!! Meanwhile, Darth Vader sees his day go from bad to worse when his relationship with the Emperor is imperiled by the unexpected arrival of Darth Maul. Luke and Vader’s quests to prove themselves lead them on a collision course with each other (literally) and their destiny. Tune in for the action, suspense and comedy on September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.

The first 30-minute LEGO Star Wars special, LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace which aired on Cartoon Network last summer, was a major fan favorite ranking as the #1 telecast of the week on all TV with boys 6-11, in addition to #1 for the day with all key boy demos.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 178 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, and the MiniFigure are trademarks of and (C) The LEGO Group. All Rights Reserved.

STAR WARS(TM) and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

RATING PERIOD: 07/22/11

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research based on Live+7 blended with Live+ SD most current data. Rankers based on Live+SD.

NOTES: All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 115,000,000 homes.