THE HUB NETWORK RENEWS POPULAR SERIES "FAMILY GAME NIGHT" FROM HASBRO STUDIOS WITH HOST DAYTIME EMMY AWARD(R)-WINNER TODD NEWTON
Award-Winning Family Game Show Returns for a Star-Studded Fifth Season Featuring Celebrities and Their Families Competing for Charity
LOS ANGELES - "Family Game Night" will be returning for a star-studded fifth season, it was announced today by the Hub Network. For the first time ever, the series, from Hasbro Studios, will invite celebrities and their families to show off their gaming skills in addition to families picked from the audience. Celebrity contestants will play games based on classic Hasbro brands and compete for a charity of their choice. Hosted by Daytime Emmy Award(R)-winning host Todd Newton, "Family Game Night" is a one-hour game show in which families of varying sizes are picked from the audience to compete for a chance to win cash and prizes, including a brand-new car. The flagship series has been showing families playing together since the 2010 launch of the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together.
Production for season five is scheduled to begin in June with an air date slated for the summer of 2014. The series will return with the classic, action-packed life-sized Hasbro games viewers love including JENGA, BARREL OF MONKEYS, MONOPOLY Remix, YAHTZEE, BATTLESHIP, CONNECT 4 Basketball, SIMON FLASH, OPERATION, SORRY! and BOP IT! Boptagon. Every family that participates on "Family Game Night" plays in the Community Chest round. One lucky family with the combination that opens the chest advances to the final MONOPOLY Crazy Cash round and has a chance to win cash and a new car.
About the Hub Network
The Hub Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) that champions family fun by providing relatable, funny, family friendly entertainment experiences that children and their parents can enjoy together. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content 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 Network's 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 HubNetwork.com. The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 71 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.