THE HUB ADDS ICONIC, POPULAR SERIES TO LAUNCH LINEUP
"Doogie Howser, M.D.," "Wonder Years," "Transformers - Generation 1," "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" Among Titles on Schedule
LOS ANGELES, Ca. -- Approaching its October 10 (10-10-10) launch, the new children's
and family network The Hub has announced acquisitions of popular series with appeal to
the network's target audience of children and their families. Among the titles that will join
the lineup: "Doogie Howser, M.D." and "Wonder Years," and the iconic series
"Transformers - Generation 1," and "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero."
Announcement of the program acquisitions was made today by Margaret Loesch,
President and CEO, The Hub, during the new network's appearance at the 2010
Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.
The Hub is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., and will be
available to 60 million U.S. cable and satellite households upon launch.
The acquisitions will join The Hub's previously announced robust schedule of Hub
Original Series and U.S. Premiere series, and will offer kids and their families, an array
of choices across the network's planned programming blocks: Pre-school (ages 2-5;
9am -- 1pm); Kids Afternoon/Kids Prime (ages 6-12; 1pm -6pm); Kids and Family Prime
Access (6pm -- 7pm); and Kids and Family Prime (7pm -- 11pm).
Acquired series announced today include:
"Doogie Howser, M.D."
In the modern classic television show that made young Neil Patrick Harris a star, a teen
genius is catapulted into the very grownup world of emergency room medicine as he
makes the rounds as a licensed MD while trying to figure out what it means to be a kid --
making friends and just plain growing up. Produced by 20th Century Fox and Steven
"G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero"
In this popular animated series, viewers are reintroduced to the G.I. Saga, featuring the
fearless G.I. Joe team working to combat Cobra, an evil organization bent on world
domination. Around the world, battling on land, sea and air whenever there is trouble,
G.I. Joe is there. Produced by Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions.
"The Wonder Years"
This award-winning acclaimed series about growing up on the '60s and '70s returns with
the hysterical, occasionally crushing, always heartfelt trials and tribulations of Kevin
Arnold (Fred Savage) as the average American boy growing up with his friends. Along
with sometimes girlfriend Winnie and best pal Paul, Kevin personifies what it means to
be a kid in the timeless series that continues to inspire and entertain. Produced by The
Black/Marlens Company and New World Television.
"Transformers -- Generation 1"
The iconic '80s TV series, "Transformers -- Generation 1," which launched the global
Transformers entertainment franchise, introduces audiences to the Transformers,
sentient robotic beings from Cybertron who crash land on Earth and are divided into two
opposing factions, the Autobots and Decepticons. Produced by Marvel Productions and
About The Hub: The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery
Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS),
will entertain, enlighten, empower and educate children and their families. The cable
and satellite television network will feature original programming as well as content from
Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's
rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years;
and from leading third-party producers worldwide. cptfc The Hub lineup will include animated
and live-action series, specials and game shows, and the network will extend its content
through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub will launch October 10, 2010
(10-10-10) reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households on what is currently
Discovery Kids channel. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub
logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.