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In most of my research I have found the exact opposite of what many of you think. Dave Filoni is actual the guy who tries to protect continuity with EU. He is not to blame for inconsistencies. Here is some info from LA
According to the series creators, continuity with the other Expanded Universe works is being taken very seriously by the series' creators, with Dave Filoni being well-versed in the Expanded Universe. However, Lucas had the right to make slight adjustments for the sake of the story. Additionally, he was consulted directly when dealing with the major characters. According to a November 2006 Internet post by Randy Stradley, editor and author of Dark Horse Comics, he has met with Lucas Animation to discuss integrating the show with the Clone Wars comics. However, the feature film and TV series introduced a number of continuity inconsistencies, many of which directly contradict previously published sources and require retcons and major shifts in the previously established Clone Wars timeline, which are yet to be determined by the Keeper of the Holocron. Leland Chee has indicated that they will wait until the series is largely completed before issuing "a revamped timeline."
Here is a bit of description on Grievious' backstory which also shows Filoni sticking up for EU
In the episode "Lair of Grievous," Grievous says that he chose to have himself modified. Dave Filoni, supervising director of the series, says that George Lucas had his own ideas about Grievous's backstory, and that Grievous wanted to become a Jedi, but was unable to because he was not Force-sensitive. However, Filoni has stated that he does not wish to eliminate the shuttle crash story, because he respects the Expanded Universe. Thus, it is left somewhat ambiguous, as it could be interpreted that Grievous simply chose to accept San Hill's offer to become a cyborg rather than die, or that he had chosen to undergo surgery that would give him abilities like those of the Jedi when he wa