LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Â 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’s 2012-2013 programming lineup.Â The announcement was made today by Margaret Loesch, President and CEO of The Hub, a TV network for kids and their families. The new series continue the network’s strategy of building a schedule with programs based on well-known brands.Â The Hub launched October 10, 2010, replacing the former Discovery Kids Network.
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 program announcements were made in advance of The Hub’s advertising upfront events in New York ( March 1), Chicago ( March 8) and Los Angeles ( March 15).
“With the momentum of our successful first year, we’re building a slate of programs for the 2012-’13 season that continues our strategy of presenting series based on well-known names and beloved properties in the kids and family entertainment space,” said Ms. Loesch.Â “One of our advantages has always been the built-in strength and recognition of our programming. The success of that is evident in our large number of returning original series and in the exciting new original series. We’re confident that this lineup will further define us as the entertainment destination for kids and their families.”