Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Takeover Coming to ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and ESPN All This Week

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In an event of galactic proportions, the Disney family of television networks (ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and ESPN) will offer easter eggs, vacation giveaways and sneak peeks into the newest land to come to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

From morning to night, viewers will be feeling the Force this week on ABC’s daytime and syndication lineup to ABC News’ “Nightline” with appearances by BB-8, First Order Storm Troopers, and a Sith Trooper. On “Good Morning America” (Thursday, Sept. 26) don’t miss an exclusive sneak peek into the highly-anticipated attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – opening December 5 at Walt Disney World Resort and January 17, 2020 at Disneyland Resort. The following shows will be participating (all times are Eastern):

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
    • “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (check your local listings)
  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
    • “Good Morning America” (7 a.m.)
    • “The View” (11 a.m.)
    • “Tamron Hall” (check your local listings)
    • “Strahan, Sara & Keke” (1 p.m.)
    • “Nightline” (check your local listings)

ABC’s primetime series will pay tribute to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during fall premiere week and beyond.  Viewers will be treated to easter eggs, on-air mentions and surprises from the Star Wars universe, beginning tomorrow night (Tuesday, Sept. 24) with the award-winning comedy “black-ish,” and ending next Monday (Sept. 30) with “Dancing with the Stars.” The following shows will be participating (all times are Eastern):

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
    • “black-ish” (9:30 p.m.)
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
    • “The Goldbergs” (8 p.m.)
    • “Modern Family” (9 p.m.)
  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
    • “American Housewife” (8 p.m.)
  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 29
    • “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7 p.m.)
    • “The Rookie,” (10 p.m.)
  • MONDAY, SEPT. 30
    • “Dancing with the Stars” (8 p.m.)

Freeform is set to air a two-hour primetime special, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Adventure Awaits” (Sunday, Sept. 29). Host Neil Patrick Harris will take viewers on an exploration of the epic new lands and how they brought the planet of Batuu to life. With celebrity guests including Kaley Cuoco, Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Leno, Sarah Hyland, Miles Brown and more, Walt Disney Imagineers, Lucasfilm Executives, and Disney Cast Members share how they helped create the largest single-themed land expansion in Disney Parks history, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 29
    • “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Adventure Awaits” (8 p.m.)

ESPN’s “SportsCenter” will air a feature showcasing “College GameDay” commentators experiencing the land during a recent visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 28
    • “SportsCenter” (10 a.m.)

Disney Channel will air a segment featuring Miranda May (“Bunk’d”) and Sean Giambrone (“Kim Possible”) trying Blue Milk, building their very own droids, and taking control of the fastest ship in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Disney Junior will air a segment featuring a Star Wars fan family meeting Chewbacca, building custom droids, and flying the Millennium Falcon as they experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for the first time.

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Christa
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Christa

Wow, do you think they could advertise this more?

Andrew Zona
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Andrew Zona

They own all of those networks, why wouldn’t they advertise?

Jessica
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Jessica

Lol they finally realized they should advertise. Tweeting it’s open wasn’t enough lol

Jim
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Jim

Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Aaron
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Aaron

You do know attendance is back up and continues to increase at both parks, right?

Dan
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Dan

Just call me when it goes back to Empire and Rebellion.

Dan too
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Dan too

Okay just post your number and I’m sure some will give you a call.

Rick
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Rick

The solution is simple: stop gouging all park guests.