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03/11/2013 06:30 pm ET

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Canceled On Cartoon Network; New Project Hinted

FILE - This 1977 file image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation ahows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and
FILE - This 1977 file image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation ahows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from "Star Wars." Fisher says she's coming back as Princess Leia for the new “Star Wars” films. The actress confirmed that she'll return as the iconic character in an interview posted Wednesday, March 6, 2013, with Florida's Palm Beach Illustrated. Casting for the films has yet to be announced, but Fisher answered a simple “yes” when asked if she would be reprising Leia. (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, file)

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" has been canceled ... at least, on Cartoon Network. Though Lucasfilm announced the series will no longer air on the channel, the company said new "Clone Wars" content will be produced ... and distributed elsewhere.

"After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars,' we feel the time has come to wind down the series," Lucasfilm said on its website. The company is also delaying the launch of "Star Wars: Detours," a comedy series that was in the works before Disney purchased Lucasfilm and announced plans to launch a new trilogy.

It's not all bad news for "Star Wars" fans. "We are exploring a whole new 'Star Wars' series set in a time period previously untouched in 'Star Wars' films or television programming," Lucasfilm said. "You can expect more details in the months to come."

Talk of a live-action "Star Wars" series set between the two current trilogies has been around for years. The series, at one point called "Star Wars: Underworld," was set om the 20-year gap between "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and the beginning of "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."

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