Monday, September 09, 2013

The Hub Acquires Step by Step Starting October 2013; New Series Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch Coming to The Hub on Saturdays



Three weeks ago we released The Hub's September line-up and we didn't call that the "fall" line-up. Why? Because the schedule is changing in October and we have news on a sitcom that we have always thought would be a perfect fit for The Hub. That sitcom is...Step by Step, as we first announced on Friday on Twitter! The Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families, continues to add to its slate of fun family programming with the Hub Network premiere of the hit 90s TGIF sitcom Step by Step, Monday, October 7, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. The series will air weekdays at 7 pm and 7:30 pm ET/4 pm and 4:30 pm PT. Step by Step has not aired on television in more than three years since it last aired on cable on ABC Family from 2001-2010. The series originally aired on ABC from 1991-1998 (with the last season on CBS). In the hit series, Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy star as two mismatched parents who meet on vacation, fall in love and spontaneously decide to marry. The newlyweds both have three children and must face the monumental challenge of blending their very different families into one.

We will have more on Step by Step on The Hub soon, along with details on The Hub's full October 2013 schedule. What else will change? Stay tuned. Step by Step featured stars like Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Staci Keanan, Brandon Call, Angela Watson, Christine Lakin, Christopher Castile, Josh Byrne, Sasha Mitchell, Jason Marsden, and Bronson Pinchot. A Bickley/Warren and Miller/Boyett Production in association with Warner Bros. Television, Step by Step is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.


Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch

We stick with The Hub for our second story, as The Hub has announced something else for October 2013. It will once again dominate Halloween with its annual Haunted Hub programming line-up, a month-long celebration of all things spooky, featuring the premieres of two original Hub Network series; the first-ever, star-studded Halloween Bash with a 50-state costume contest that anyone can enter and anyone can win; and Halloween-themed movies and stunts the entire family will enjoy. The spook-tacular schedule includes the premiere of the new animated series, Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch, starring the voice of Ashley Tisdale, on Saturday, October 12, 12 pm ET/9 am PT. Also on Saturday, October 12 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT, new episodes of the 2013 Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series return. The Haunted Hub celebration also includes the Hub Network's biggest event ever -- The Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash,” Saturday, October 26, 8–10 pm ET/5–7 pm PT, featuring the first-ever nationwide Halloween costume competition. That same night, the Hub Network will use this pivotal special to launch its new live-action series, Spooksville, at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.

Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch features the iconic teen character re-imagined for a new generation in an all-new animated series starring the voice of Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical). In this half-hour series, Sabrina (Tisdale) is half-witch, half-human, and all super hero as she leads two vastly different lives — one disguised as a normal, klutzy high-school student and the other as the top sorcery student in the magical world. When her two worlds collide, Sabrina is the only one who has the power to battle her foes, while managing to keep her magical identity a secret from humankind. The series is produced by Moonscoop; Archie Comic Publications, Inc.; DSK Group, India; Laughing Lion; and Telegael Teoranta. Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch premieres Saturday, October 12, 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, which is its regularly scheduled time period.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 24

Hollywood Darlings - "She's Not All That" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After years of pretending to be her own assistant to avoid saying ``no'' to people, a non-confrontational Beverley finally hires former child star Lori Beth Denberg to be her assistant; Jodie asks a stranger to pretend to be a fan of Christine's.

Return of the Mac - "An Offer Joe Can't Refuse" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Joe is forced to book his own celebrity guests, he finds out there's a daytime mafia controlling the booking of celebrities.

Bunk'd - "Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Xander and Emma learn two of their campers have a crush on one another.

Nobodies - "Devil in a Red Dress" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Larry, Rachel and Hugh, at their most fractured, turn to another writing team for help: fellow Groundlings alums Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Lopez - "Cuck You George Lopez" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George’s friends have him worried that Lori wears the pants in their relationship. Pfeiffer complicates Olly’s work life, and Manolo gets laser eye surgery to please Wendy.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Watch Zoe on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca) - Andree appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T. J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T. J. appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonesteet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake throws down spicy honey chicken on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Wakefield on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris and trainer Obi Obadike have tips to lose ten pounds in ten days on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about his new hit, Brockmire, with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.