Russell T Davies' Hit U.K. Kids Series "Wizards vs Aliens" Makes Its U.S. Premiere On Hub Network

  Russell T Davies' Hit U.K. Kids Series "Wizards vs Aliens" Makes Its U.S.
                           Premiere On Hub Network

Co-Creators of "Doctor Who" and "The Sarah Jane Adventures" Fuses the Worlds
of Science Fiction and Magic Beginning June 1

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hub Network, a destination for kids
and their families, announced today that the popular U.K. series, "Wizards vs
Aliens," will make its U.S. debut on the network with a two-part episode
Saturday, June 1, 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET. New episodes will air weekly
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET. "Wizards vs Aliens" was the number one show in its
time slot amongst all U.K. channels for children 6-12 and children 10-15.
Additionally, it was the second-highest rated series on CBBC for viewers (4+)
and women 16+ in 2012. The acquired live-action series comes from acclaimed
writer-producers Russell T Davies ("Doctor Who") and Phil Ford ("Sarah Jane



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As the latest international import to land on U.S. soil, "Wizards vs Aliens"
takes viewers on spellbinding adventures with two of the U.K.'s hottest actors
Scott Haran ("Upstairs Downstairs") and Percelle Ascott ("Mandem on the
Wall"). Kicking off with an action-packed two-part episode, the series follows
Tom Clarke (Haran), a 16-year-old teenager who's hiding a secret – he's a
wizard. Bound by secrecy to never reveal his powers, Tom confides in his best
friend Benny Sherwood (Ascott) and together they embark on a dark crusade to
save the world against Nekross, an alien race determined to drain the world of
magic. Mentored by his enchanted grandmother (Annette Badland, "Doctor Who"),
Tom must use his growing powers on an evil force he never imagined existed
until now.

This hit series also stars some of Britain's most talented actors, including
Gwendoline Christie ("Game of Thrones"), Michael Higgs ("EastEnders"),
Jefferson Hall ("Vikings"), Tim Rose ("Star Wars"), the voice of Brian Blessed
("Star Wars") and Dan Starkey ("Doctor Who"). "Wizards vs Aliens" is produced
by BBC Cymru Wales and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.

As previously announced, June marks the start of The Hub's summer programming
with the premiere of several new and returning series, including the

  oTwo all-new, back-to-back episodes of "Pound Puppies" on Saturday, June 1
    at 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. ET
  o"SheZow" on Saturday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET
  o"The Aquabats! Super Show!" on Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET
  oUK hit series "Wizards vs Aliens" with two back-to-back episodes on
    Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. ET
  oAll-new episodes of "Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters" on Friday, June
    21 at 3:30 p.m. ET

About Hub Network
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. 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 Hub Network rebranded from
Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 73 million U.S.
households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television
Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

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About FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators, producers and distributors of
television entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of RTL
Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn
majority-owned by the international media company Bertelsmann. FremantleMedia
is responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment,
drama, serial drama, factual entertainment and kids & family programming, with
market leading capabilities that extend from content creation to licensing,
digital and branded entertainment, gaming and home entertainment. The
FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA,
FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, and
Original Productions, among others) has one of the most comprehensive global
networks withoperations in 22 countries, creating over 9,200 hours of
programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300
individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of
content in over 150 countries. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most
sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces
such programmes as: Idols, Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco
in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the
US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute
Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.

About FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment was founded in 2009 and has quickly
become a worldwide leader in the family entertainment business. With 15 titles
in production in collaboration with top producers on four continents,
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment is already one of the most prolific
independent producers and distributors of content in the sector today. Its
growing portfolio of content spans across four key genres: preschool, kids
comedy, action/adventure and tween/teen fare. FremantleMedia Kids & Family
Entertainment is bringing to networks around the world innovative and exciting
shows for television and new media platforms that feature live-action, 2D
animation, CGI, stop-motion, puppetry and real-time animation with programming
targeting demographics ranging in scope from preschool through high school.

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