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    SilverOptimus Movie News Monster Moderator News Staff

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    With less than five months to go before its official launch, The Hub on Monday formally announced its inaugural programming lineup, taking the wraps off a mix of six original series and a dozen acquired programs.

    The new joint venture from Discovery Communications and toymaker Hasbro bows on Oct. 10 with five home-grown series, plus a pair of shows produced by The Hatchery, a production company founded in 2003 by Hub president and CEO Margaret Loesch.

    The five Hasbro Studios programs include a pair of animated strips (G.I. Joe Renegades and Pound Puppies), as well as a one-hour game show, Family Game Night. Joining the newly unveiled Hasbro series are Transformers Prime and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, both of which were announced last fall.

    Meanwhile, the two projects from The Hatchery are: R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, a live-action anthology series based on the work of the titular kiddie-horror author, and Dan Vs., a cooperative effort with the Starz Media unit Film Roman.

    Also on the roster is The 99, an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name in which a team of multinational superheroes band together to fight the forces of evil. The 99 is produced by Teshkeel Media and Endemol Digital UK Production Group.

    Among the acquired Hub series are a number of familiar properties, including the Jim Henson classic Fraggle Rock, the Animal Planet franchise Meerkat Manor and a new CGI-animated Strawberry Shortcake.

    “I’m delighted with the caliber of programming—which includes some beloved and popular brands—that we are bringing to the network’s new lineup,” said Loesch, by way of announcing the new slate. “We are focused on bringing together a diverse slate and a wide array of amazing creative talent to make The Hub a popular destination for children and their families.”

    The Hub’s schedule will be divided into four demo-specific blocks. Preschool programming for kids 2-5 will air from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while the 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Kids Afternoon/Prime block will look to make a splash with the network’s primary target, members of the 6-12 crowd. Capping the programming day, Family Prime Access (6 p.m.-7 p.m.) leads into Family Prime (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.).

    Set to bow in 60 million U.S. households, the Hub will be Nielsen-rated upon launch.
     
  2. Blackdrop

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    1-6 PM, on a Sunday, in the middle of football season.

    Good thinking there guys! :thumb  :rolleyes2 
     
  3. simplygriff

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    Why do I have a feeling my crappy cable co. won't have this channel for months...
    -G
     
  4. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    I think it's weekdays.
     
  5. SilverOptimus

    SilverOptimus Movie News Monster Moderator News Staff

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    I think it's weekdays too. :) 
     
  6. Optimus1986

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    I like the new picture of Duke from the new 'Joe show. Can't wait for new programming and a new toy line or two. TF: Prime and G.I.Joe: Renagades are a done deal, but if Young Justice has a toy line, my wallet's already crying.
     
  7. uranimusprime

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    hub

    Does anyone know who's even going to be carrying this network? I haven't been able to find the information.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I can make that time slot work for me . Its a hell of alot better than the one CN stuck TFA with.

    as for who is carrying this if you get Discovery kids you will get HUB as it turning into it i believe.
     
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    Looking forward to this. Yay fraggle rock! I'm just glad I have a DVR so when these shows air doesn't matter to me.
     
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    Good now I'm thinking about Daft Punk!

    THE PRIME TIME OF YOUR LIFE
     
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    Good now I'm thinking about Daft Punk!

    THE PRIME TIME OF YOUR LIFE
     
  12. RageD

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    In Canada?

    Anyone know what channel will be airing this in Canada Land?
     
  13. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    My understanding is that the HUB will replace Discovery Kids on cable and satellite providers. So if you already get Discovery Kids channel, you will get Hub come October.

    It still hasn't been revealed if any blocks of Hub programming will be syndicated like some of Discovery Kids stuff was.
     
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    Who cares about Prime? FRAGGLE ROCK!
     
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    Gotta get that HTPC working dang it.
     
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    Really cool they are going to be showing Fraggle Rock. If they are showing G1, then again, I suggest that they include the little "The Transformers will be right back", and the "We now return to the Transformers", when they went to commercial break. It would make many people happy Hasbro, so DO IT!
     
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    Fraggle Rock.....the programming on this channel continues to win me over.

    BTW, where's Duke? I see no Duke.
     
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    Ughh im so nervous im not gonna get this channel ughhh

    cant wait for the some more ifno and character designs i really really hope its not shitty animation i pray to god its not!
     
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    Fraggle Rock totally ruled. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. My question is; is this a series or the old show brought back?
     
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