Thursday, October 23, 2014

Remembering The Hub



With The Hub now off the air, I thought I'd do a little look back at it. Get my reminisce below the break.



 The Hub launched on October 10, 2010 at 10 A.M., replacing Discovery Kids. It was a 50/50 joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro. I watched DK for years, and I was sad to see it go, but In the end, I liked The Hub more. Here are that last moments of Discovery Kids and the first moments of The Hub.



The last show on Discovery Kids was Kenny the Shark, and the first show on The Hub was The Twisted Whiskers Show. One of the first shows I watched on The Hub was Fraggle Rock. I had never seen it before, but it was a Jim Henson production, and I'm a big Muppet fan, so I gave it a shot and I liked it.

Some other things I watched early on were Pound Puppies and various movies. I didn't watch much else on The Hub until January 2013, when they started airing Animaniacs. Then on July 1 of that same year, they started airing Tiny Toon Adventures. Later that summer, I got into My Little Pony and during Christmas vacation, I started watching Littlest Pet Shop. The Hub was starting to outrank Discovery Kids for me. Finally, during the summer, I started watching Dan Vs and SheZow. I didn't see either when they were making new episodes, but I had heard good things about both of them so I watched them and I was hooked.

During the night, they aired sitcoms, similar to how Nickelodeon handles Nick at Nite. From the start, they aired Happy Days, which I watched on TV Land when I was younger. Unfortunately, I only saw a few episodes on The Hub because it was usually on while I was sleeping. I have seen it in recent years, but on Hallmark Channel, INSP, and Me-TV. I also liked Blossom and ALF, but I only saw a few episodes because they were usually on when I was sleeping. I tried to watch Mork & Mindy and Laverne & Shirley, both Happy Days spin-offs, but they were on when I was sleeping (big surprise) so it didn't happen.

Unfortunately Discovery wasn't happy with the performance with The Hub so they took back 10% and launched Discovery Family. Here are the last moments of The Hub and the first moments of Discovery Family.


The last show on The Hub was The Adventures of Chuck & Friends. The first show on Discovery Family was My Little Pony. Out of the shows I watched, Fraggle Rock, Animaniacs, Dan Vs., SheZow, and the sitcoms were gone. Everything else I watched stayed, although Tiny Toons is only on during school, so I can't usually see it anymore. In conclusion, I do miss The Hub, and I hope Discovery Family doesn't mess things up too badly.

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