New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' TV teaser debuts during ABC's TGIT

Debbie Emery
'ABC': 00:60 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Exclusive Look
'ABC': 00:60 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Exclusive Look



Viewers had even more reason to watch ABC's TGIT Thursday night when a new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser aired during the lineup that boasts "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder."

The minute-long clip on the Disney-owned networks shows Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) meeting for the first time — "I don't know your name," she tells him — along with Rey and Han Solo together as Harrison Ford makes his historic return to the franchise by handing her a blaster.

"Nothing will stand in our way ... I will show them the Dark Side," Adam Driver's imposing Kylo Ren later pledges.

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Those wanting action got glimpses of aerial fights between Imperial Tie Fighters and the Millennium Falcon, along with the inevitable flashing lightsabers.

Fans of iconic sci-fi franchise also got a few fleeting and furry images of Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the 60-second preview.

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The special TV spot was introduced by writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, who told viewers: "A mentor who doesn't believe they know everything and doesn't think they are God is a more interesting mentor ... and a more reliable one."

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will hit theaters around the world on Dec. 18.

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