Monday, March 5, 2012

NEWS: Hasbro Follows-up GI Joe: Retaliation with... Nothing

With GI Joe: Retaliation's big-name cast, high-profile advertising (including a Super Bowl slot) and the upcoming tie-in line of toys, Hasbro has announced that it will build-upon the momentum of the movie by... not airing any GI Joe cartoons in 2012 or 2013.

As reported at The HISS Tank, The Hub's schedule for the 2012-2013 season was announced as part of a press release detailing the channel's future plans. Although Transformers Prime, My Little Pony and newcomer Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters have all been assured slots, there will be no second season of GI Joe: Renegades or an animated show to follow-on from the upcoming GI Joe: Retaliation. There's also no mention of the currently airing re-runs of GI Joe: A Real American Hero.

On the plus-side though, we do get to ''enjoy'' reruns of the ''hilarious'' Mork & Mindy.

March 1, 2012
The Hub Television Network Unveils 2012-'13 Program Slate With Four New Original Series Joining Eight Returning Original Series

Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio and Phil LaMarr Featured In New Animated Series "Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters" Premiering This Summer

Other New Original Series Include Animated "Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot" and "Littlest Pet Shop," as well as Live-Action Series "Spooksville" Based on Popular Kids' Book Series from Christopher Pike

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. 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. 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. "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."

Source: The Hiss Tank


  1. Totally weak! No new or GI Joe cartoons that sucks.

    1. I know. It's like Hasbro doesn't WANT people to buy Joes or something...


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