Sitcoms are gone. The daily movies are gone. Marathons of other Discovery networks’ shows are here.
The Hub Network
Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc. today announced The Hub Network will become Discovery Family Channel effective October 13, 2014.
October 10, 2010 at 10:00am Eastern Daylight Time Discovery Kids turned into The Hub and it all began. Now, just under four years later, it’s over.
Multiple media outlets have reported today that the 50-50 joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro Inc., which saw Discovery Kids become The Hub in October 2010, will shift giving Discovery control and reducing Hasbro to controlled timeslots.
As has been the case for a while now, the kids cable networks aren’t making many big changes and are playing things pretty safe season-to-season. In days of yore, said networks would usually change things up for the summer months and then shake their schedules up again for the fall. Not so much any more.
“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series,” the Hub Network’s hit, spooky anthology series, inspired by the master of kids’ horror R.L. Stine (“Goosebumps”), returns Saturday, October 4 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT with several stand-out guest stars.
Oddly, though not as unexpected as you might think, the Hub Network will be airing at least two Nickelodeon Movies in September – the animated Barnyard: The Original Party Animals from 2006 and the 1996 Harriet the Spy.
The Hub Network will premiere the unscripted, parent-child swap series “Parents Just Don’t Understand” on Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with musician and TV personality, Joey Fatone (‘N Sync, “Rewrapped”), as the host.
Starting Sunday, August 17 to Friday, August 22, the Network is bringing everyone’s favorite family member and best friend to its air with “Bark Week,” a special week full of fun canine programming for dog-lovers of all ages to enjoy.
For the first time ever, celebrities and their families will play for charity when the fifth season of “Family Game Night” returns, Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on the Hub Network.