The Hub Unveils 2011-12 Program Schedule
This groundbreaking reality series follows 16 talented young performers as they are mentored by the biggest and most established artists in the music industry. While no one is ever voted off, one lucky "star-in-the-making' will claim the final prize of a recording deal with the RCA/Jive label group and an opportunity to be featured in a cross-country concert tour. Among the musical artists already scheduled to participate are Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston and Ryan Tedder (of One Republic). From Evan Bogart, the songwriting hit-maker for music stars Rihanna and Beyonce, and top TV producers Tim Bogart and Gary A. Randall, the series is produced by The Boardwalk Entertainment Group in partnership with Sony Music's RCA/Jive Label Group and BMI.
"Rescue Bots" (Hub Original Series, working title)
Inspired by the iconic "Transformers" brand, a group of Autobots, too young to protect humanity alongside Optimus Prime and his team, are partnered with a close-knit human family of first responders. Together, they learn teamwork and heroism alongside their new human friends in this animated series produced by Hasbro Studios.
"Scrabble Showdown" (Hub Original Series)
The world's most popular word game comes to life in this new game show in which families use teamwork to solve a variety of word games and puzzles that test their speed, spelling and vocabulary for points and prizes. The live-action series is hosted by Justin Willman ("Hubworld," Food Network's "Cupcake Wars"). Produced by Hasbro Studios.
"Secret Millionaire's Club" (Hub Original Series of Specials)
The Hub will air four half-hour specials of Warren Buffett's "Secret Millionaire's Club," a new animated series created by one of the most successful investors in the world. Warren Buffett is a secret advisor to a group of kids who learn about business and how the world around them works. Through a series of adventures, kids learn basic business principles, and discover that the most valuable investment they can make is an investment in themselves. Created in partnership with and voiced by Mr. Buffett himself. Produced by A Squared Entertainment and Andy Heyward, former CEO of DIC Entertainment.
"Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
From Mark Burnett, "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" is an atypical game show that measures adults' lack of knowledge - as revealed by how much they've forgotten since grammar school. Jeff Foxworthy hosts the half hour as grownups find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they were taught years ago ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. The live-action series premiered on FOX in 2007 followed by all-new episodes in syndication. 309 half-hour episodes have been acquired by The Hub. Distributed by Twentieth Television.
Returning series with new episodes on The Hub for 2011-2012: (in alphabetical order)
"The Adventures of Chuck & Friends" (Produced by Hasbro Studios)
"Animal Mechanicals" (Produced by Halifax Film, a DHX Media Ltd. Company)
"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" (Produced by The Hatchery, LLC, in association with Front Street Pictures)
"Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures" (Produced by American Greetings Properties)
"Transformers Prime" (Produced by Hasbro Studios)
"The WotWots" (Produced by Pukeko Pictures LLP)