[11/29/11 - 01:38 PM]
Jingle All the Way to Christmas With The Hub TV Network's Special Lineup of Holiday Programming
The special lineup features "a schedule loaded with yuletide cheer for all ages to enjoy together."

[via press release from The Hub]


Includes New Holiday Episodes of Hub Original Series "Scrabble Showdown," "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic," "Game of Life" and "The Adventures of Chuck & Friends"; Hub Family Movies The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Racing Stripes, Beetlejuice; Week of Holiday-Themed Series

Los Angeles - This holiday season, The Hub TV network, a destination for kids and their families, presents a festive winter celebration of holiday programming the entire family can enjoy together.

Beginning Saturday, December 17 and continuing through Saturday, December 31, The Hub will present a full roster of holiday-themed episodes of animated and live-action series, including "Dan Vs." "Batman: The Animated Series," "G.I. Joe Renegades," Happy Days," "The Wonder Years," "Laverne & Shirley," "Doogie Howser," Majors & Minors" and "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series." The special lineup features a schedule loaded with yuletide cheer for all ages to enjoy together.

Highlights of The Hub holiday schedule follow (all times ET):

December 3 Hub Family Movie: "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (1-3 p.m.; encore presentation: 7-9 p.m.) The Muppets take on the Dickens' classic about the miserly Scrooge (Michael Caine) learning the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Rating: TV-G Hub Family Movie: "Racing Stripes" (5-7 p.m.) On a farm in Kentucky, a baby zebra grows up believing he's really a racehorse like the thoroughbreds on the farm next door. With help from his barnyard friends and a girl who dreams of being a jockey, a young zebra will show the world his Racing Stripes. Rating: TV-G

December 17 "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" - Hub TV Network Original Series (New episode: 10-10:30 a.m.) The Hub presents a new holiday episode from the popular animated series "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic." In "Hearth's Warming Eve" the six friends are honored to put on Canterlot's most important play of the season, the Hearth's Warming Eve's holiday pageant that illustrates how Unicorns, Pegasi and Earth Ponies put aside their differences and founded Equestria. Rating: TV-Y "Dan Vs." (Season 2) - Hub TV Network Original Series (New episode: 8-8:30 p.m.) In this special holiday episode of "Dan Vs.," when Dan and Chris land jobs at the mall's Christmas display, Dan vows revenge on a curmudgeonly Mall Santa (guest star Mark Hamill) who despises Christmas. Rating: TV-PG Hub Family Movie: "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (9-11 p.m.) The Muppets take on the Dicken's classic about the miserly Scrooge (Michael Caine) learning the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Rating: TV-G

December 18 Hub Special Programming: Naughty or Nice (1-3 p.m.) The Hub reveals the voters' choices of the Naughtiest or Nicest characters on The Hub TV lineup in 2011. Visit Hubworld.com/holiday for a full list of characters and which have made the final four. Rating: Varies by show "Family Game Night" - Hub TV Network Original Series (New episode: 7-8 p.m.) In this holiday themed episode Dema'ny's family and Isabella's family test their word knowledge while playing Boggle, and their physical prowess in Operation Sam Dunk in order to find out which team wins the Grand Prize trip to the Virgin Islands. Todd Newton hosts. Rating: TV-G "The Game of Life" - Hub TV Network Original Series (New episode: 8-8:30 p.m.) In this holiday themed episode which team will earn enough life points to spin-to-win an amazing Space Camp adventure? Watch as teams hop in the Game of Life car and compete in a physical challenge for a chance to spin the famous Game of Life spinner. Frank Nicotero hosts. Rating: TV-G "Scrabble Showdown" - Hub TV Network Original Series (New episode: 8:30-9 p.m.) In this holiday themed episode grand prize trips to Costa Rica and South Africa are up for grabs as teams battle it out while playing a variety of Scrabble games including Scrabble Babble, Scream, Flash and the final Lightning round. Justin Willman hosts. Rating: TV-G "Majors & Minors" - Hub TV Network Original Series (New episode: 10-11p.m.) The Hub TV network presents "I Just Want To Celebrate," a new episode from the groundbreaking reality series "Majors & Minors." Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R)-winning (Dreamgirls) Jennifer Hudson guest stars. Rating: TV-G

December 19 "The Adventures of Chuck and Friends" - Hub TV Network Original Series (New episode: 10-10:30 a.m.) Begin your holiday week with a special Christmas episode from the animated series "The Adventures of Chuck and Friends." In the episode "The Regifters" Robotruck is the hottest new toy this Christmas, and Chuck got the last one in the stores! When he discovers that Boomer also wanted the toy, Chuck decides to "re-give" it, and discovers the value of giving meaningful gifts. Rating: TV-Y E/I

December 21 "The Wonder Years" (9-9:30 p.m.) In the holiday episode " Let Nothing You Dismay" Kevin works to buy Winnie a big gift; and Jack's business partner backs out on him. Rating: TV-G "Family Ties" (9:30-10 p.m.) In this holiday episode, "Miracle in Columbus" the Christmas spirit has come to the Keaton house, where the family is busy baking Christmas cookies when Skippy stops by to ask a favor. He wants Alex to pinch-hit for him as Santa at the mall, and Alex agrees after hearing about the excellent hourly wage. Rating: TV-G "Happy Days" (10-10:30 p.m.) In this holiday episode "All I Want For Christmas" Santa's helper, the Fonz, faces a monumental challenge when Heather asks Santa to get Ashley and her parents back on speaking terms. Meanwhile, a visit from K.C.'s know-it-all father tests Howard's Christmas spirit. Rating: TV-G "Laverne & Shirley" (10:30-11 p.m.) In this holiday episode "Oh Come All Ye Bums" Laverne, Shirley and their friends try to raise money for Frank's annual Pizza Bowl Christmas dinner for indigent men. Rating: TV-G "Doogie Howser, M.D." (11-11:30 p.m.) In this holiday episode, "Doogie the Red Nosed Reindeer," Doogie feigns an illness on Christmas Eve to attend a party, but he returns to the hospital to assist his overworked colleagues. Rating: TV-G

December 22 "The Wonder Years" (7-9:30 p.m.) The Hub presents a marathon of five back-to-back, half-hour holiday-themed episodes. Rating: TV-G "Happy Days" (9:30 p.m.-midnight) The Hub presents a marathon of five back-to-back, half-hour holiday-themed episodes. Rating: TV-G

December 25 Hub Family Movie: "The Christmas Toy" (7-8 a.m.) Celebrate the magic of the season in this one-hour, Jim Henson Christmas special where the toys in the playroom magically come to life when people are not around. Rating: TV-G

December 31 "Batman" (11 p.m.-6 a.m.) To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the live-action series and ring in the New Year, The Hub presents a marathon of 14 back-to-back episodes from the adventures of Batman and his ward, Robin, based upon the legendary comic book characters created by Bob Kane. Rating: TV-PG

Viewers can visit www.hubworld.com for a complete schedule of holiday programming on The Hub and to find The Hub TV network in their area.

THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features 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. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches approximately 61 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

Visit The Hub at www.hubworld.com for more videos, games and fun!

  [november 2011]  


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