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The Hub TV Network Hits "Go" on Third Season of "Family Game Night" with All-New Format Sunday, September 23
Plus: look for a seven-hour "Best of 'Family Game Night' Marathon" on Friday, September 21 starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from The Hub]


BATTLESHIP Challenge Joins Line-Up of Classic Larger-Than-Life Games

LOS ANGELES - The Hub TV Network, a television network for kids and their families, heads into fall with the season three premiere of its top-rated, family game show "Family Game Night," Sunday, September 23, 7 p.m. ET. Hosted by Todd Newton, the 2012 Daytime Emmy(R) Award winner for Outstanding Game Show Host, The Hub TV Original Series returns with an all-new format featuring more families of varying sizes selected at random to compete. The result is more fun than ever featuring new and exciting larger-than-life versions of beloved, classic games and the premiere of an all-new BATTLESHIP challenge during an action-packed hour of family competition. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios and Zoo Productions.

To celebrate the approaching season premiere, The Hub will present a seven-hour "Best of 'Family Game Night' Marathon" (Friday, September 21, starting at 8 p.m. ET) featuring the most exciting episodes from the popular series'second season.

The new season of the two-time Parent's Choice Award-winning family game show features families playing new versions of their favorite games with more chances to win. Families are picked directly from the audience to compete for a chance to win cash and prizes. Additionally, every participating family plays in the Community Chest round in which one lucky family with the combination that opens the chest advances to the final MONOPOLY Crazy Crash round and has a chance to win a new car.

An all-new challenge, BATTLESHIP, has been added to the line-up of family-friendly games. During BATTLESHIP, two families go head-to-head to locate a fleet of ships hidden in a five-foot-by-five-foot grid. Through advanced animation and augmented reality technology, viewers will see a peg fly through the air as contestants try to sink the hidden ships.

In addition to BATTLESHIP, the third season also features returning fan-favorites YAHTZEE Bowling, CONNECT 4 Basketball, SIMON Flash, and new ways to play popular games, SORRY!, BOP IT! Boptagon, TWISTER Lights Out and OPERATION.

About The Hub

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 is available in more than 64 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

To find the channel in your area, please visit http://www.hubworld.com and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

Visit The Hub on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hubtvnetwork

  [august 2012]  


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