Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Hub Network's Schedule Ideas - by Rekka Dragon Jay

As I stated before in my last blog, because of Nikki Reed and prior of her becoming the new head of programming, the Hub Network is a total wreck. More children's themed shows, no Huboom, with some of the action shows in the mornings and confined to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, live action shows have most of the scenes cut for time constraints like it was in most channels, and the show they show Mondays to Thursdays for 2 hours each and not to mention the Hub family movie block, which use to show on weekends, has been shown weekly now, filling the spots where the other sitcoms use to be.  And in the immortal words of Sonic the Hedgehog:

That's NO good!

The Hub Network is not what is use to be when Donna Ebbs was in charge of programming.  But still, all is not lost.  That is where I come in. I may not be a hot shot TV exec, but if Stefan could do a idea blog, so can I.  So hear it is.  My scheduling ideas for the Hub Network.  Let's start with weekdays.
For the mornings, 3 hours of action cartoons starting at 6A.M., follow by 4 hours of children's shows, including My Little Pony and Pound Puppies, starting at 9A.M.
Next, they should bring back the Huboom block, if they still have plans for it, from 2P.M. to 6P.M. as it should be.  We all want our Batman and Superman, with a side of Transformers and G.I. Joe.
Next, I believe that Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs should have an hour block, half-hour each while the 6PM hour should have an hour of Dan Vs..
But for the Hub Family movie block, it should be back to 2 times a week (1 movie on Fridays and another on Saturdays), not weekly as it was shown now and put the sitcoms and other shows back on the 8P.M.-12A.M. block as it use to be from Monday to Thursday nights.
Now for the formats on certain shows.  I demand that the sitcoms should be uncut as it should, including Happy Days.  The Hub shortened my favorite scene from the episode, "Fearless Malph," where Ralph, while under the influence of hypnosis, stood up to Fonzie, even calling him "Artie." 
As for the cartoons, although they are shown uncut, as they should, we demand that all the episodes of every single cartoon and if a certain episode has references to real life, they should remove it temporary.  But, don't put that certain episode on lockdown permanent, we don't want that.  We appreciate what the Hub has done to respect those who are victims of natural disasters or crimes against humanity, but they should not put a permanent banhammer on certain episodes that would otherwise be a footnote in the future.  These actions towards certain episodes like "Cobra Quake" from G.I. Joe, "The Neuralizer Syndrome" from MIB the series and "Bloodsport" from Batman Beyond is a sign of Political Correctness at its worst.
And lastly, and this is minor, since most of the live action shows are shown at night, I think they should lighten up bleeping out swear words, including shows like Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.  As long as they are shown at night, they won't be sued or prosecuted by those so-called "Moral Guardians."
That's all with the writing part of it.  Here is what the schedule should look it if I was in charge of programming:
Weekday Mornings
6:00 - Batman: The Animated Series
6:30 - Superman: The Animated Series
7:00 - Batman Beyond
7:30 - Transformers Prime
8:00 - G.I. Joe: Renegades
8:30 - Men in Black: The Series
9:00 - Fraggle Rock
9:30 - Transformers Rescue Bots
10:00 - Care Bears
10:30 - Strawberry Shortcake
11:00 - Littlest Pet Shop (full hour)
12:00 - Pound Puppies (full hour)
1:00 - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (full hour)
Weekday Afternoons Mondays to Thursdays
2:00 - The Super Hero Squad Show
2:30 - Men in Black: The Series
3:00 - Transformers Animated
3:30 - Batman Beyond
4:00 - G.I. Joe: Renegades
4:30 - Transformers Prime
5:00 - Batman: The Animated Series
5:30 - Superman: The Animated Series

6:00 - Dan Vs.
7:00 - Tiny Toon Adventures
7:30 - Animaniacs
Weeknights Mondays to Thursdays
8:00 - Facts of Life
8:30 - Doogie Howser, M.D.
9:00 - Happy Days
9:30 - ALF
10:00 - Laverne & Shirley
10:30 - Mork & Mindy
11:00 - Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Huboom Late Nights Mondays to Thursdays
12:00 - Batman (60s TV show)
12:30 - Transformers
1:00 - G.I. Joe
1:30 - Jem and the Holograms
Friday Afternoons and Evenings
6:00 - Transformers
6:30 - G.I. Joe
7:00 - Kaijudo
7:30 - Transformers Prime
8:00 - The Hub Family Movie
10:00 - Lois and Clark - The New Adventures of Superman
11:00 - Hercules: The Legendary Journeys



They may not be perfect, but that's the best I could come up with. But my partner Stefan will back me up in a future blog, showing how the weekend schedule on the Hub should be. Bottom line, we gotta keep balance within the Hub, otherwise it will end up like Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.  The Hub, will become, the center, of media universe. Thank you.