The Hub Reveals Original Programming Slate

A slew of new and original series have been announced for Hasbro/Discovery Communications upcoming children's network The Hub, set to launch on Oct. 10.Original series will include:"Dan Vs.," a loveable misanthrope, named Dan, who, along with hi

April 6, 2018

A slew of new and original series have been announced for Hasbro/Discovery Communications upcoming children's network The Hub, set to launch on Oct. 10.

Original series will include:

  • "Dan Vs.," a loveable misanthrope, named Dan, who, along with his reluctant sidekick Chris, haphazardly seeks revenge against the frustrations of modern life that—whether in reality or in his imagination—conspire against him (produced by Film Roman in association with The Hatchery).
    • "Family Game Night," a live-action game show in which kids and adults play for points and prizes as teams, playing a variety of classic Hasbro games, including Cranium, Bop-It! and Connect4 (produced by Hasbro Studios).
      • "G.I. Joe Renegades," an action-packed animated series that goes back to the origins of G.I. Joe, and their evil nemesis, the Cobra organization (produced by Hasbro Studios).
        • "Pound Puppies," follows a team of fearless dogs to find homes for puppies in need (produced by Hasbro Studios).
          • "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour," a live-action children's anthology series based on and inspired by kid horror author R.L. Stine (produced by The Hatchery).
            • "The 99," created by noted Middle East scholar and clinical psychologist Dr. Naif al-Mutawa and based on his comic book. The animated series follows the adventures of the comic's superhero characters who must work together to maximize their powers. The series' superheroes portray characters designed to be positive role models, representing diverse cultures, who work together to promote peace and justice (produced by Teshkeel Media & Endemol Digital UK Production Group).

              Meanwhile, U.S. series premieres will include "Animal Mechanicals" from Halifax film, a DHX Media Ltd. Company; "Cosmic Quantum Ray" from Moonscoop Entertainment; and "Deltora Quest" from Dentsu Inc.

              Finally, Hub debuts are expected, including "Family Movie Night," "Fraggle Rock" from The Jim Henson Company, "Maryoku Yummy" from American Greetings Properties and DQ Entertainment in association with Telegael Media, "Meerkat Manor" from Oxford Scientific Films, "Strawberry Shortcake" from American Greetings Properties, "The WotWots" from Pukeko Pictures and "Twisted Whiskers" from American Greetings Properties, DQ Entertainment and Moonscoop.

              The series above will join The Hub's previously named original series "Transformers Prime" and "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," both from Hasbro Studios. 

              "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," says Margaret Loesch, president and chief executive officer of The Hub. "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. At The Hub, viewers will find consistently entertaining, empowering and enriching programs, including programs designed to educate young viewers and their parents."

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