Lucasfilm sitcom to deliver DELIBERATE Star Wars laughs

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Some viewers laughed their way through parts of Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith. (Maybe you were even one of them.) That wasn't what George Lucas intended. Now, however, now Lucas wants you to laugh, at least according to today's Variety.

In an announcement that has us thinking, "Wasn't April 1st last week?", Lucasfilm Animation says that it's developing a new animated Star Wars TV series on top of The Clone Wars, currently in its second season on the Cartoon Network ... only this one's going to be a comedy.

The Daily Show's Brendan Hay will be one of the writers, and Seth Green and Matthew Seinreich, creators and executive producers of Robot Chicken, will have "creative involvement." Daytime Emmy and Gemini Award winner Jennifer Hill (The Backyardians) will produce, with Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard) directing.

There's no start date or network for the comedy series yet, so we have no idea when we'll be able to start laughing at Star Wars. But will you be ready?

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