HUB NETWORK ANNOUNCES JUNE LINEUP
LOS ANGELES – Starting in June, two new series and three returning series will premiere on Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families. The new series include the popular U.K. adventure-fantasy series “Wizards vs Aliens” from Executive Producer Russell T Davies (“Doctor Who”) and “SheZow,” an Australian series featuring a 12-year-old boy who inherits the superhero persona of his deceased aunt – the kick-butt, FEMALE superhero SheZow! Additionally, Hub Network will feature original episodes of “The Aquabats! Super Show!” from Awesome Forces Productions, as well as “Pound Puppies” and “Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters,” both from Hasbro Studios.
On Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. ET, two all-new, back-to-back episodes of “Pound Puppies” will premiere. New episodes will continue to air in the show’s regular time period, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Later that same day, on Saturday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET, “SheZow” will make its network debut.
Also on Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET, “The Aquabats! Super Show!” returns with new episodes.
That night, Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. ET, “Wizards vs Aliens” premieres with two back-to-back episodes. New episodes will air weekly on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET.
“Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters” returns with all-new episodes on Friday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Following are descriptions and credits for each Hub Network series premiering in June (listed in chronological order of premiere time and day):
“Pound Puppies” (Hub Network Original Series – Animated)
The “pup-ular” half-hour series, produced by Hasbro Studios, follows a gang of heartwarming animal shelter dogs dedicated to finding loving homes for their fellow pets. Their motto: “A pup for every person and a person for every pup!” The all-star cast includes Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), Betty White (“Hot in Cleveland”), Michael Rapaport (“Prison Break”), John DiMaggio (“Futurama”) and Alanna Ubach (Legally Blonde). Airs: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ET
“SheZow” (Hub Network Acquired Series – Animated)
Twelve-year-old Guy is an extreme dude who inherits the power ring of his deceased aunt – the amazing FEMALE superhero SheZow! The ring gives him villain-battling super powers, but was meant to be worn by a girl and the result is absolutely she-larious! Created and written by Obie Scott Wade (“Julius & Friends”). Loris Kramer Lunsford (“Johnny Test”), Jason Netter (“Wolverine and the X-Men”), Wade, Gillian Carr (“Flea-bitten”), Huoi Seong Low, and Brenda Wooding all serve as executive producers. “SheZow” is distributed by DHX Media and features the voice talents of Sam Vincent (“Voltron Force”), Diana Kaarina (“Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale”), and Matt Hill (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.”) Airs: Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. ET
“The Aquabats! Super Show!” (Hub Network Original Series – Live Action)
From Christian Jacobs (“Yo Gabba Gabba!”) comes “The Aquabats! Super Show!,” which was just nominated for a Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Series. The Aquabats return to take on their new roles as saviors of the earth! The greatest crime-fighting, kids rock band ever assembled is back with all-new episodes and even more dastardly villains, as The Aquabats continue their never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all! “The Aquabats! Super Show!” is produced by Awesome Forces Productions and executive produced by Christian Jacobs, Jason deVilliers, Donna Ebbs, and Nate Rogers. Airs: Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. ET
“Wizards vs Aliens” (Hub Network Acquired Series – Live Action)
The half-hour sci-fi series from acclaimed writer-producers Russell T Davies (“Doctor Who”) and Phil Ford (“Doctor Who”) follows the adventures of two 16-year-old school boys, Tom (Scott Haran, “Upstairs Downstairs”) and his best friend Benny (Percelle Ascott, “Mandem on the Wall”), who battle to save Earth from the Nekross, an alien race determined to drain the planet of its most precious resource – magic. While Tom lives a seemingly ordinary life with his dad and grandmother, he hides a deep secret: his family members are wizards. The series is produced by BBC Cymru Wales and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. Airs: Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET
“Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters” (Hub Network Original Series – Animated)
This half-hour, animated action-fantasy series follows the adventures of Ray, a young hero who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. “Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters” features the voice talents of popular actors Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”), Freddy Rodriguez (“Ugly Betty”), John DiMaggio (“Futurama”), Oded Fehr (The Mummy) and Phil LaMarr (“Mad TV”). The series is produced by Hasbro Studios. Airs: Fridays at 3:30 p.m. ET
About Hub Network
Hub Network 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. 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 www.hubworld.com. Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 73 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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