Family Guy to Strike Back (next season) with “Something, Something, Something, Dark Side”

Update: Something, Something, Something Dark Side will be released on DVD / Blu-ray December 22, 2009.

A New Hope - Blue Harvest

The Family Guy Season 6 (fall 2007) opener – Blue Harvest – is perhaps one of the best Star Wars parodies/spin-offs/licensing endeavors George Lucas has ever signed off on. (Ok, Robot Chicken – Star Wars was pretty great as well.)

Thus, it makes a lot of sense that Star Wars and Family Guy fans alike have been clamoring for Seth MacFarlane and Co. to release a second episode. Well, according to the Official Star Wars Blog (quoting io9), Family Guy Executive Producer David Goodman has finally addressed the future of this franchise:

I think, but I’m not 100% positive, that Empire Strikes Back – that episode will air at the end of next season, and may be released before then. That movie was a very different movie from the original Star Wars, so our sequel will be a lot different and have of new characters, and a lot of great jokes that we threw in. We’re very happy with how the first one turned out, so we had to set the bar very high for the sequel… We’re a little bit early to start on the third one, but the bar is set that much higher.

So, at a minimum, it looks like we’ll have to wait until Season 8 (fall 2009), if not ’til the end (spring 2010) before this episode hits the tube LCD. But on the bright side, we do know the highly anticipated sequel’s title (according to Wikipedia) – Something, Something, Something, Dark Side.

Empire Strikes Back - Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

“Don’t fail me again, Admiral [FOX].”