Star Wars Rebels gets new air time for season 4

Things are changing in the upcoming final season of Star Wars Rebels, and we aren't just talking about the thrilling plot.

According to Lucasfilm publicist Tracy Cannobbio, all episodes of Star Wars Rebels season four will air on Mondays instead of on Saturdays, as they had in previous seasons. Each new episode of the show will premiere just after midnight on Monday mornings, at 12:30 am, and will air again numerous times throughout the day, at 3:00 am, 7:30 am, 5:30 pm, and 9:00 pm the same day. Cannobbio didn't clarify which time zone the airing time slots are in, but it's assumed that she's referring to Eastern Standard Time. 

Cannobbio went on to explain that the episodes will be available on the Disney XD app early, reportedly at 12:01 am on Monday. Fans can purchase the episodes on iTunes and Amazon the following day. 

The fourth season of the beloved series will mark the end of the show for good, and for the Ghost crew's legacy. Co-creator and executive producer Dave Filoni made the announcement at an exclusive show panel at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year, stating that he believes he can "make this story as meaningful as can be" and give it a proper send-off. 

News of the new episode air date and time comes just a week after Star Wars Rebels released another action-packed trailer for its fourth season. The footage zeroes in on Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) and the burgeoning Mandalorian civil war, which could hint that there are many secrets lying below the surface. This could make for a far more complex story in the final season, one that goes beyond a simple Rebels versus Thawn battle.  

Star Wars Rebels has brought satisfying conclusions to characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, namely Rex (Dee Bradley Baker), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), and Maul (Sam Witwer), and introduced an even wider audience to a crew of new heroes: the Ghost crew of (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Ezra (Taylor Gray) Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall), Zeb Orrelios (Steve Blum), Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar), and the droid Chopper. Their destinies still remain a mystery, but hopefully the final season will answer all our lingering questions when Star Wars Rebels returns on October 16. 

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