In spite of the snarkiness in the title of this post, I really am very excited about this. Progess on the Star Wars TV show continues to be made.
Star Wars producer Rick McCallum told the BBC that they're planning to create at least 100 episodes of the series. That's kind of a no-brainer actually, considering that 100 episodes is what it takes to get a TV series into syndication, but it's good news for Star Wars fans that the producers are planning big. A hundred episodes works out to about 5 seasons, but there's no reason to think that the show wouldn't continue as long as there's an audience for it.
They hope to begin filming the show in 2008 (once George Lucas is finished working on the next Indiana Jones movie) and have it ready to air that same year. It'll cover the life of Luke Skywalker in between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars (which I'm old and cranky enough to refuse to call A New Hope). Unfortunately, it doesn't look like they're expecting any of the movie actors to be in the show. There are rumors about Anthony Daniels maybe reprising his role as Threepio, but that's probably just hopeful speculation.