THE HUB TAPS POPULAR TALENT FOR UPCOMING ORIGINAL SERIES
Roster Includes: Betty White, Eric McCormack, Bailee Madisen, Lauren Holly,
Kyle Chandler, Peter Cullen, Dave Foley, Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross,
Paget Brewster, Renee Auberjonois, Curtis Armstrong, Lee Majors
LOS ANGELES, Ca. -- Approaching its October 10 (10-10-10) launch, the new children's
and family network The Hub has tapped an impressive roster of popular stars for its
lineup of Hub Original Series. The casting for animated and live-action series was
announced 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
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.
Casting unveiled today includes:
"Dan Vs." (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Curtis Armstrong ("Revenge of the Nerds"), Dave Foley ("The Kids in the
Hall"), Paget Brewster("Criminal Minds"), Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties") and Michael
Gross ("Family Ties"),. Produced by Film Roman LLC.
"Family Game Night" (Hub Original Series, live-action)
Host: Todd Newton ("Hollywood Showdown" and "Whammy"). Produced by Hasbro
Studios and Zoo Productions.
"G.I. Joe Renegades" (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Charlie Adler ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"), Lee Majors ("Six
Million Dollar Man"), Clancy Brown ("Shawshank Redemption"), Jason Marsden
("Batman: The Brave and the Bold"), Johnny Messner ("Tears of the Sun") and Kevin
Michael Richardson ("The Batman") Produced by Hasbro Studios.
"My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Tara Strong ("Powerpuff Girls" and "King of the Hill"). Produced by
"Pictureka!" (Hub Original Series, live-action)
Host: Cory Almeida (DJ for "American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Dancing
With The Stars," and "America's Got Talent"). Produced by Hasbro Studios.
"Pound Puppies" (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Betty White ("Hot in Cleveland"), Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace"),
Michael Rapaport ("Prison Break"), John DiMaggio ("Futurama"), Alanna Ubach
("Hung"), Rene Auberjonois ("Boston Legal") and Yvette Nicole Brown ("Community").
Produced by Hasbro Studios.
"R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour" (Hub Original Series, live-action)
Cast includes: Bailee Madison ("Bridges to Terebithia"). Produced by The Hatchery,
"The Adventures of Chuck and Friends" (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Lauren Holly ("NCIS"). Produced by Hasbro Studios.
"Transformers Prime" (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Peter Cullen ("Transformers" Trilogy -- Optimus Prime), Frank Welker
("Transformers" Trilogy - Megatron), Gina Torres ("MadTV"), James Remer ("Dexter"),
Josh Keaton ("Justice League: Circle of Two Earths"), Kevin Michael Richardson ("The
Batman"), Markie Post ("The Fall Guy"). Produced by Hasbro Studios.
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.