Nancy O'Dell, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Candace Cameron Bure And Gina Rodriguez
Along With Their Furry Pets To Star In Celebrity Paw-stumes Segments
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY, JOEY KING AND NICK PURCHA ADDED AS PRESENTERS,
INCLUDING A PERFORMANCE BY ILLUSIONIST, NATHAN BURTON ON "HUB NETWORK'S FIRST
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH"
Star-Studded Oct. 26 Special To Be Hosted by SNL's Kenan Thompson With a
Performance by Pop-Star Cody Simpson and America's First Teen-Girl Pop-Group,
Fifth Harmony Along with Costume Competition Judges, Martha Stewart, Hal
Sparks and Coco Jones
Bailee Madison, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Zachary Gordon, Keean Johnson,
Todd Newton and More to Present
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hub Network, a destination for
kids and their families, announced today that entertainment journalist Nancy
O'Dell ("Entertainment Tonight"), actress Tamera Mowry-Housley ("The Real")
and actresses Candace Cameron Bure ("Make It or Break It") and Gina Rodriguez
("Filly Brown"), along with their furry pets, will make a special celebrity
paw-stumes appearance, on the "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash,"
Saturday, October 26, 8–10 p.m. ET/5–7 p.m. PT. The star-studded event will
also include celebrity appearances by Bill Nye the Science Guy, actress Joey
King ("The Conjuring") and actor Nick Purcha ("Spooksville), including a
performance by illusionist, Nathan Burton.
Named one of "Television Week's" 10 Most Bankable Stars in Syndication, Emmy®
Award-winning entertainment journalist Nancy O'Dell has proven to be a force
in all areas of her career as a host, author, producer and entrepreneur.
O'Dell is the co-host of the most watched entertainment news program in the
world, "Entertainment Tonight." O'Dell's credits also include being a
contributing reporter on "CBS This Morning," NBC's "Today" show and
"Dateline." She is the executive producer and host of "Celebrities at Home."
O'Dell's dog is named Buttercup.
Actress Tamera-Mowry Housley gained fame from her popular 90's series "Sister,
Sister" co-starring her twin sister, Tia Mowry. Mowry-Housley is currently
featured with her sister on the reality TV series "Tia and Tamera," and is
co-host of the daily talk show "The Real." Additional credits include the
television movies "Christmas Angel," "To Sing About" and "Seventeen Again."
Mowry Housley's dog is named Milano.
Candace Cameron Bure is an actress, producer, New York Times' bestselling
author and inspirational speaker, who is known to millions worldwide from her
role as "D.J. Tanner" on the iconic family sitcom "Full House." Cameron Bure
continues to flourish in the entertainment industry by most recently starring
in the television movies "Puppy Love" and "Moonlight & Mistletoe." Additional
credits include her role as "Summer Van Horn" on the television series "Make
It Or Break It." Cameron Bure's dog is named Samson.
Gina Rodriguez, known for her role in the hit Sundance film "Filly Brown," has
also starred on "The Mentalist" and "Happy Endings." Rodriguez's additional
credits include feature films "Our Family Wedding," "California Winter," "Go
For It" and the upcoming indie flick "Sleeping with the Fishes." Rodriguez's
dogs are named Casper and Ted.
Scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, Bill Nye the Science Guy,
has used his love of science to foster a scientifically literate society by
helping people everywhere understand and appreciate all things science. Nye
has used his knowledge to educate people by appearing on television series
such as "Back to the Future," "The Eye of Nye" and "Numb3rs." Most recently
Nye appeared on the television competition dance series "Dancing with the
Teen actress Joey King has been featured in several box officefeaturefilms
including "White House Down," "CRAZY, STUPID LOVE," "The Dark Knight Rises"
"Ramona and Beezus" and "Oz: The Great and Powerful." King has also guest
starred in the Daytime Emmy® Award-winning "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour:
Rising teen actor Nick Purcha is series regular on the Hub Network's upcoming
fall series "Spooksville," which premieres Saturday, October 26 at 10 p.m.
ET/7 p.m. PT immediately following the "Halloween Bash." Purcha has also
starred in the hit online feature "Wonderland High" and in the film
Illusionist, Nathan Burton has been headlining major Las Vegas casinos for the
past eight years with his hit family-friendly show, "Nathan Burton Comedy
Magic."Burton wowed judges on the first season of the competition show
"America's Got Talent" and will be appearing on multiple episodes of Criss
Angel's new television show, "BeLIEve."
Hosted by Kenan Thompson ("SaturdayNight Live"), the "Hub Network's First
Annual Halloween Bash," will feature the first-ever nationwide Halloween
costume competition. Fifty semi-finalists representing each state in America
will win a trip to Los Angeles to be a part of the televised costume
competition to bejudged by Halloween-expert Martha Stewart, actor Hal Sparks
("Spider Man 2"), and actress, singer and dancer Coco Jones ("Holla at the
DJ").One lucky winner will take home $25,000 and will have a chance at a
walk-on role on the Hub Network's Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, "R.L.
Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series." The star-studded, two-hour special
also includes a performance by pop-star Cody Simpson and America's first
teen-girl pop-group, Fifth Harmony, including appearances byBailee Madison
("Trophy Wife"), Rico Rodriguez ("Modern Family"), Nolan Gould ("Modern
Family"), Zachary Gordon ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid"), Keean Johnson
("Spooksville") and Todd Newton ("Family Game Night"), among many
others.Additional presenters and chart-topping musical acts will be announced
The "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" will take place at Barker
Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Bob Bain serves as executive producer and Paul
Flattery is producer for Bob Bain Productions.Viewers can visit
hubworld.com/halloween to view all of the Halloween costume submissions and
learn more about the special.
Sponsors of the "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" include
Activision's Skylanders SWAP Force, Hasbro's Furby Boom!, Party City and
Sparkle® Paper Towels.
About the Hub Network
The 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. The 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 www.hubworld.com. The Hub Network rebranded from
Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in over 73 million U.S.
households. The Hub Network 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.
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