via press release:
READY, SET, PLAY! THE HUB TV NETWORK KICKS OFF NEW FALL SCHEDULE WITH SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF ‘FAMILY GAME NIGHT’
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Celebrate Labor Day with Marathon of Favorite Episodes
‘Family Game Night’ New Season Launch Includes Sweepstakes
With Chance for Viewers To Win Same Grand Prize as TV Contestants
LOS ANGELES –The Hub, a television network for kids and their families, will kick off its fall rollout of new and returning original series with the second-season premiere of the network’s popular one hour family game show “Family Game Night” featuring two new back-to-back, one hour episodes Friday, September 2 (7 p.m. & 8 p.m. ET). The returning, top-rated, family-favorite series will be supported by marketing initiatives that include a sweepstakes during which viewers watching live can win prizes including the same Grand Prizes as the families competing on the series.
Hosted by Daytime Emmy® nominee Todd Newton, the Hasbro Studios-produced series returns with all new challenges based on classic games such as "Simon" and "Trouble" added to gameplay, as well as brand new original challenges, in a larger-than-life environment that is bigger, better, and more exciting than ever. Within each episode, two families compete head-to-head playing outrageous versions of the most beloved and iconic board games, challenging both contestants and viewers with strategy, creativity and pure luck for the chance to win cash, prizes and awesome family vacations.
Just three days after the premiere, The Hub will celebrate Labor Day and the second season launch with a special marathon of nine back-to-back, favorite episodes of “Family Game Night,” Monday, September 5 (10 a.m. -7 p.m. ET).
To usher in the new season of “Family Game Night,” on September 2, The Hub is hosting a sweepstakes during that day’s episodes (7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET) and during the September 9 episode (7 p.m. ET.) During the sweepstakes, viewers will have an opportunity to call in to win the same Grand Prize as the TV contestants on those episodes. Supplemental prizes include five $1,000 awards. Beginning August 27, kids and their parents can visit www.hubworld.com for more details.
In addition, through September 4, The Hub's “Family Game Night” is being promoted in 6,100 Wendy's® restaurants throughout the U.S. with special “Family Game Night”-inspired toy premiums. The special promotion was developed in partnership with Hasbro’s promotional licensing team.
THE HUB 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 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 rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches approximately 61 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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