The Hub Television Network Unveils 2012-’13 Programming

The Hub Network announced its 2012-13 programming, Programs based on iconic names and strong, beloved properties are among the four new original series that will join eight returning popular original series on The Hub TV Network. The announcement was made today by Margaret Loesch, President and CEO of The Hub. Among the new original series coming to The Hub are the animated series “Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot,” “Littlest Pet Shop,” “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” and the new live-action series “Spooksville” based on the popular tween book series from Christopher Pike.In addition, The Hub announced the acquisition of the popular live-action series “The Facts of Life,” “Mork & Mindy” and “Sabrina The Teenage Witch.”The first of the new series to appear on The Hub will be “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” an all-new, action-packed animated series from Hasbro Studios premiering this summer. The series features the voices of popular actors Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”), Freddy Rodriguez (“Ugly Betty”), John DiMaggio (“Futurama” and “Pound Puppies”) and Phil LaMarr (“Mad TV”). “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” is an animated action-fantasy series that follows the adventures of a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension.  The series is based on a re-imagination of the wildly successful Duel Masters property in Japan by Wizards of the Coast (Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons) and Hasbro, Inc.The programs expected to debut on The Hub in 2012-2013 are as follows:

“Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot” (Hub Original Series)
Take one step into Care-a-Lot and prepare for wishes to come true and unbelievable adventures to ensue! Coinciding with the property’s 30th anniversary, a new CGI-animated series “Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot” is set to debut this summer to reconnect with kids and families.  Care-a-Lot is the high-above-the-earth home of the Care Bears – the coolest, most caring-est, magical friends around!  It’s a whimsical world where the Care Bears help children navigate their feelings through music, love, belly-badge powers and great big Care Bear hugs.  Produced by American Greetings Properties, “Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot” will premiere on The Hub in summer 2012.

“Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” (Hub Original Series)
This animated action-fantasy series follows the adventures of a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. Evil forces would have these creatures tamed and enslaved, so Ray and his two best friends must join the ranks of the mysterious Duel Masters to ensure the survival of both races before it’s too late.   Produced by Hasbro Studios, the half-hour series premieres all 26 episodes starting this summer on The Hub.

“Littlest Pet Shop” (Hub Original Series)
“Littlest Pet Shop” is an animated half-hour comedy series that centers on the life of fun-loving Blythe and the adventures of the pets that she cares for at the Littlest Pet Shop.  Hasbro Studios will produce 26 all-new half-hour episodes of the series, which is expected to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2012.

“Spooksville” (Hub Original Series)
Based on the acclaimed book series by author Christopher Pike, the new kid in town discovers that he holds the key to a battle between good and evil that has been taking place for centuries in a bizarre small town that plays host to a wide array of supernatural and unexplained occurrences; only to learn that his family is right in the center of the mystery.  From Producer Jane Startz, the half-hour series is expected to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Returning Hub Original Series/Specials with new episodes :

  • “The Aquabats! Super Show!” (Premiering March 3 on The Hub; produced by FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Magic Store)
  • “Dan Vs.” (Produced by Film Roman in association with The Hatchery, LLC)
  • “Family Game Night” (Produced by Hasbro Studios)
  • “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” (Produced by Hasbro Studios)
  • “Pound Puppies” (Produced by Hasbro Studios)
  • “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” (Front Street Pictures in association with The Hatchery, LLC)
  • “Secret Millionaires Club” (A Hub Original Special produced by A Squared Entertainment)
  • “Transformers Prime” (Produced by Hasbro Studios)
  • “Transformers Rescue Bots” (Produced by Hasbro Studios)

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