Huge news for Star Wars fans, as TBS and TNT have taken over the cable broadcast rights to the franchise.
TNT is celebrating the new rights agreement with a marathon starting on Sept. 20th that will feature every single movie of the prequel (sorry about that) and the original trio of movies (rejoice). If you’re really up for it, Sunday will feature all six movies for your viewing pleasure.
Here’s the upcoming schedule, via io9:
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET/PT) – The Phantom Menace
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) – Attack of the Clones
Thursday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) – Revenge of the Sith
Friday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
Saturday, Sept. 24
10:45 a.m. (ET/PT) – The Phantom Menace
1:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Attack of the Clones
4:55 p.m. (ET/PT) – Revenge of the Sith
8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – The Empire Strikes Back
Sunday, Sept. 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. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
5:10 p.m. (ET/PT) – The Empire Strikes Back
8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET/PT) – Return of the Jedi
2 a.m. (ET/PT) – The Phantom Menace
As for what will happen to the regular saga of movies and the upcoming “Star Wars Stories” like Rogue One? Don’t expect those to hit the airwaves until around 2018 or so.
So, buckle up, grab the kiddos and your favorite movie snacks… perhaps put on the DVR and skip through every Jar Jar Binks scene for a weekend. There could be worse ways to introduce your kids and your significant other to the wonders of the Star Wars universe than a full-on marathon of the franchise.
The only question is which way to start the series…. am I right?
Related: Last December, we ranked the best and worst characters in the Star Wars galaxy.