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If your list of must watch TV shows hasn’t expanded in the past few years you obviously live under a rock. With all the streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime the traditional way of watching a TV show is in the past. But ABC might be changing that by welcoming new member to the TV family: a Star Wars spin-off series in primetime.

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“As a fan, I would absolutely love to say yes,” Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment president, told a panel during a discussion for the Television Critics Association Thursday. As if to make sure everyone had a full-on freak-out, Dungey also revealed the network has started talking about ways to make a Star Wars series actually happen. “We have had conversations, and we will continue to have conversations with Lucasfilm,” Dungey said. “It would be wonderful to extend the franchise.”

The prospective series would join the already-in-progress Star Wars Rebels animated series, currently getting ready to air it’s third season on Disney XD. As for ABC, the network has already enjoyed success with their live-action Marvel collab Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Though an egregious amount of time will likely pass before we get a definitive answer, the possibility of a Star Wars series resting comfortably on the ABC primetime lineup sounds like a total no-brainer, yeah?

Speaking of her larger goals for the network moving forward, Dungey told the TCA audience she hopes to satisfy modern audiences’ proven cravings for procedurals. She said

“I think that we’ve moved into a landscape where there is a real appetite for serialized dramas. In this binging culture, there’s something about serialized dramas that really compels people. But I would like to see more closed-ended procedurals on the network, particularly because we have to schedule 35 weeks in a year and it’s nice because, with a procedural, you can do 22 episodes and they generally repeat really well.”

Hopfully a Star Wars series will be coming to a TV near you! Thoughts? Comment below.

Source: Complex