The Hub Stocks Up on Series

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LOS ANGELES — The
Hub has named more
than a dozen more series
that will be on tap
when the kids’ channel
launches in 60
million homes on Oct.
10. The channel, coowned
by Discovery
Communications (contributing Discovery
Kids) and toymaker Hasbro, has
five Hasbro Studios shows in the mix,
including the previously announced
Transformers Prime and My Little Pony:
Friendship Is Magic
.

The newly announced Hasbro
shows are live-action game show
Family Game Night and the animated
G.I. Joe Renegades and Pound Puppies,
about a team of
fearless dogs finding
homes for puppies in
need.

Six new originals are
in the lineup overall.
They include animated
Dan Vs.; R.L. Stine’s The
Haunting Hour
, a liveaction
children’s anthology series; and
The 99, about a troupe of comic-book
superheroes who work together to
promote peace and justice.

Shows making U.S. premieres are
action-adventure series Animal Mechanicals;
CGI-animated Cosmic Quantum
Ray
; and The WotWots, a preschool
series about two soft, puppet-like
aliens who come to planet Earth.

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