'Clone Wars' picked up for second season

Cartoon Network has picked up a second season of animated hit series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Produced by George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation, the half-hour debuted to the cabler’s highest ratings ever and has since been the top-rated show in its Friday-evening time period in all of television for all boys demos.

Cartoon Network plans to bow season two next fall. The CG-animated skein wraps up its first season on Cartoon March 20.

Season one of the show has also been picked up by sibling cabler TNT for an encore run that will start Feb. 14 with back-to-back episodes.

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