Cartoon Network Renews "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

Turner owned network orders second season of CG series from Lucasfilm

Cartoon Network is giving animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars a second season pickup, the network said Monday.

Since its premiere last October, the CG series has been the top performer in its 9 p.m. Friday time period in the M2-11, M6-11 and M9-14 demos the network is targeting.

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars is like nothing else on television and has delivered for us on all levels," said Stuart Snyder, President/COO Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media, announcing the pickup. "It has helped us launch a great new night of action-adventure on Fridays and build on our dominance with boys."

The first season finale will air on Cartoon Network March 20. The network hasn't yet determined a premiere date for season two.