The Hub Network Announces Upcoming Holiday Programming
The HUB Network, a destination for kids and their families, will feature holiday programming the whole family can enjoy together throughout the month of December. The festive lineup includes the season finale of "Family Game Night," on Sunday, December 1, 7-8 p.m. ET/4-5 p.m. PT, the holiday episode of "Spooksville," on Sunday, December 14, 6:30-7 p.m. ET/3:30-4 p.m. PT and an all new special of the "The Aquabats! Super Show!," Saturday, December 21, 1-1:30 p.m. ET/10-10:30 a.m. PT. Additionally, family favorite movies and specials include "The Dog Who Saved the Holidays," "Holly and Hal Moose(TM): Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure," "The Christmas Toy" and "Snow Buddies;" as well as holiday episodes of classic series "Step by Step," "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley."
Following are programming descriptions:
"Family Game Night" (Sunday, December 1, 7-8 p.m. ET/4-5 p.m. PT) Daytime Emmy(R) Award winning host Todd Newton dresses up as Santa Claus and the stage is decked out for the holidays! Families of all sizes are selected from the audience to compete in larger-than-life versions of classic games including CONNECT 4 BASKETBALL, YAHTZEE, JENGA, SIMON FLASH and BARREL OF MONKEYS. "Family Game Night" is produced by Hasbro Studios and Zoo Productions.
"Spooksville" (Saturday, December 14, 6:30-7 p.m. ET/3:30-4 p.m. PT) "The No-Ones" - Christmas approaches and while Adam and Sally get in the spirit, Watch struggles to fit in, until a strange New Girl in town touches his heart and teaches him that his differences are actually his strengths. But Watch's first love has a secret that not only threatens his heart, but all of Spooksville.
"The Aquabats! Super Show!"(Saturday, December 21, 1-1:30 p.m. ET/10-10:30 a.m. PT) "Christmas with The Aquabats!" - Ricky's perfect Christmas is threatened when the Aquabats arrive in a strange village and are convicted of breaking a law that forbids any Yuletide celebration. Their only chance at saving themselves and Christmas is for the big man himself, Santa, to lend a mitten! The special includes guest stars Matt Walsh ("Veep") as Santa and Robert Smigel ("TV Funhouse," "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog") as The Voice of The Krampus. "The Aquabats! Super Show!" is produced by Awesome Forces! Productions.
Holiday Episodes of Classic Series
The following holiday episodes of these popular classic series will be broadcast several times. Please check local listings.
"Step by Step" "The Fight Before Christmas" - J.T.'s co-worker teaches him the true meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Frank causes a feud with the neighbors.
"Step by Step" "Too Many Santas" - Lilly becomes disillusioned with Christmas after she recognizes the department Santa as J.T.
"Mork & Mindy" "Mork's First Christmas" - After Mindy teaches Mork about the meaning of Christmas, the Orkan fully embraces the Earth tradition and decides to invite Mindy's old rival, Susan Taylor, to celebrate the holiday with him and the McConnell's.
"ALF" "Oh, Tannerbaum" - It's ALF's first Christmas! As the Tanner family gets ready to decorate the house, ALF accidentally dampens the holiday spirit by chopping the Christmas tree into firewood.
"Happy Days" "Guess Who's Coming to Christmas" - The Cunninghams use several ruses to lure Fonzie to their house so he won't be alone on Christmas.
"Happy Days" "Richie Branches Out" - Dreaming of a Christmas kiss, Richie goes to great lengths to impress the young lady he's fallen for.
"Laverne & Shirley "Oh Hear the Angels' Voices" - It's a fun-filled Christmas when Laverne & Shirley and their friends entertain at a holiday party.
"Laverne & Shirley" Oh Come All Ye Bums" - After Laverne's dad falls on hard times, the girls devise a scheme to save his annual Christmas dinner.
"Family Ties" "A Keaton Christmas Carol" - A cynical Alex finds the spirit of Christmas in a dream when he is shown shocking versions of the past and future by the ghosts of Mallory and Jennifer.
"Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" "Sabrina Claus" - Sabrina learns what real holiday spirit is when Santa's injured and Sabrina must step in and deliver all the presents.
Family Favorite Specials and Movies
The following movies and holiday episodes of classic series will air several times throughout the month of December. Please check local listings for times.
"The Dog Who Saved the Holidays" Zeus the dog is not too happy to get a canine sister, but after two thrifty thieves are spotted trying to break into the family home, the duo must work together to save the holidays for their family.
"Holly and Hal Moose(TM): Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure" Hal, a free-spirited moose, is determined to fly with Santa's reindeer. His level-headed sister Holly is always there to help her brother in his latest adventure. This sibling duo must work together to save Christmas in time for Santa to make his latest flight.
"The Christmas Toy" Rugby the Tiger doesn't want to believe the other toys when he learns that a new favorite toy will by unwrapped at Christmas.
"Snow Buddies" The doggy duo venture to the frosty arctic and team up with new friends, Talon and Shasta, in a thrilling dog sled race across Alaska. The daring dogs have to band together and muster up courage to face the fur-raising challenges ahead.
"Atomic Betty" "Twas the Fight Before Christmas; Toy Hystoryia" - The Chameleon wants to give Maximus the best Christmas present ever - the destruction of Atomic Betty. Meanwhile, Infantor becomes greedy and demands all the toys in the galaxy.
About the HUB Network
The 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. The 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. The HUB Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 72 million U.S. households. The HUB Network Logo and name are trademarks of HUB Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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