The Hub Removes “Batman: The Animated Series,” Keeps “Superman: The Animated Series,” Returns “Batman Beyond”

The Hub network has announced a few changes to the channel’s daily schedule, including the removal of the classic Batman: The Animated Series from the weekday line-up. Starting Monday, December 2nd, 2013, the weekday 8:00am (ET) airings of Batman: The Animated Series will be replaced with repeats of Transformers Animated. The network has not confirmed at this time if this is a temporary or permanent removal of the series from the schedule. Batman: The Animated Series has been a part of the The Hub line-up since September 2011.

Additionally, Superman: The Animated Series will move to a new timeslot, now airing weekdays at 10:00am (ET). Batman Beyond is also returning to The Hub after a brief hiatus. The show will be paired with Superman: The Animated Series, airing weekdays at 9:30am (ET).

The network is expected to announce further possible schedule changes, with episode specific details, in the coming days.

The Hub Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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The Hub Network Schedules Special “Superman: The Animated Series” Marathon

The Hub Network has scheduled a special Superman: The Animated Series marathon for Friday, June 14th, 2013 beginning at 4pm (ET/PT). The two-and-a-half hour marathon will air episodes from the classic 1990s Superman: The Animated Series cartoon, which adapted the comic mythos of the famous DC Comics character. Episodes focusing on Superman’s origin and his Kryptonian heritage will be featured during the marathon. The marathon is a promotional tie-in to the theatrical feature Man of Steel, arriving in theatres on June 14th, 2013. Complete episode specific details for the marathon can be found below, as well as a special promo made specifically for the event. The video is available in the MP4 format.

Superman: The Animated Series
Special Marathon – Airing Friday, July 14th, 2013 beginning at 4:00pm (ET/PT)

4:00pm (ET/PT) – “Last Son of Krypton, Part One”
With destruction raining down on the planet Krypton, Kryptonian scientist and Council member Jor-El uses the precious remaining moments to secure superbaby Kal-El in a rocket that will spirit him to an uncertain future on Earth.

4:30pm (ET/PT) – “Last Son of Krypton, Part Two”
Young Clark Kent discovers the truth about who and what he is. Upon reaching adulthood, he assumes his birthright as the Man of Steel, and the legend of Superman is born in the city of Metropolis.

5:00pm (ET/PT) – “Last Son of Krypton, Part Three”
Superman thwarts a plot by Lex Luthor to sell the LEXO-SKEL SUIT 5000 to Kaznian terrorists, via their agent John Corben.

5:30pm (ET/PT) – “Blast from the Past, Part One”
Superman decides to release Mala, a Kryptonian criminal, from the Phantom Zone, but when Mala proves too power-hungry for this world, Superman tries to send her back. Mala escapes with the Phantom Zone Projector and releases Krypton’s most notorious traitor, Jax-Ur.

6:00pm (ET/PT) – “Blast from the Past, Part Two”

Intent on conquering the world, Jax-Ur and Mala send Superman into the Phantom Zone, and then destroy the Projector. As their decimating attacks begin, it’s up to Lois and Professor Hamilton to rescue the Man of Steel in time.

Superman: The Animated Series airs regularly Monday – Friday at 5:00pm (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week.

The Hub Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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“Batman Beyond” Animated Series Returns January 2013 To The Hub Network

After a brief hiatus from the network, Batman Beyond is set to return to the The Hub network beginning January 7th, 2013. The series will join network mainstays Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series as part of the Monday – Friday weekday line-up, airing at 6:00pm (ET/PT). Batman Beyond was part of the network’s initial schedule launch back in October 2010. Batman Beyond follows the adventures of a new futuristic Batman in Gotham City roughly 40 years in the future. Continue below for schedule details from the network.

Monday, January 7th, 2013
Batman Beyond
6:00pm (ET/PT) “Rebirth, Part One”

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Batman Beyond
6:00pm (ET/PT) “Rebirth, Part Two”

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Batman Beyond
6:00pm (ET/PT) “Black Out”

Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Batman Beyond
6:00pm (ET/PT) “Golem”

Friday, January 11th, 2013
Batman Beyond
6:00pm (ET/PT) “The Winning Edge”

Batman Beyond airs regularly Monday – Friday at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week, beginning January 7th, 2013. Additionally, also starting January 7th, 2013, Batman: The Animated Series will air Monday – Friday at 5:30pm (ET/PT) and Superman: The Animated Series will air Monday – Friday at 5:00pm (ET/PT).

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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The Hub Airing Holiday-Themed Episodes Of “Batman: The Animated Series”

The classic Batman: The Animated Series episodes “Christmas with the Joker” and “Holiday Knights” are scheduled to air as part of special holiday-programming on The Hub network. Both episodes feature Batman and his supporting cast facing off against villains with a holiday backdrop. The Hub will air the episodes back-to-back as part of a holiday programming event on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 starting at 7:00pm (ET/PT). Official details, including airdates, are included below.


Batman the Animated Series – “Christmas with the Joker”
Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 at 7:00pm on The Hub

The Joker takes over Gotham’s airwaves and terrorizes the city during Christmas. Holding Commissioner Gordon, Detective Bullock, and Summer Gleason hostage, he challenges Batman to find him before midnight, or else the hostages will have a very un-merry Christmas.



Batman the Animated Series – “Holiday Knights”
Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 at 7:30pm on The Hub

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy kidnap Bruce Wayne with Ivy’s hypnotic lipstick, and use his credit cards to treat themselves to a Christmas shopping spree; Bullock and Montoya stake out a Gotham Department Store for pick pockets, but in actuality, it turns out to be the return of Clayface; Joker plans to kill all the people celebrating in Gotham Square on New Year’s Eve with a sonic weapon. It is up to Batman and Robin to stop him before the stroke of midnight.

Batman: The Animated Series airs regularly Monday – Thursday at 7:00pm (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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The Hub Schedules “Superman: The Animated Series” Two-Hour Mini-Marathon

The Hub has scheduled a two-hour mini-marathon of Superman: The Animated Series episodes to air today, December 18th, 2012. According to schedule details provided by the network, episodes “Apokolips…Now!” and “Little Girl Lost” will air back-to-back on December 18th, 2012 starting at 4:00pm (ET/PT). Following that, The Hub will air “Legacy, Part One” today at 6:30pm (ET/PT), with “Legacy, Part Two” airing tomorrow, December 19th, 2012 at 6:30pm (ET/PT). Continue below for specific episode details of the three-hour mini-marathon.

Superman: The Animated Series
December 18th, 2012 at 4:00pm (ET/PT) – “Apokolips…Now, Part One”

Darkseid brings his battle against Superman to Earth. While all looks hopeless, Orion, an escapee from Apokolips’ firepits, teams up with Superman to defeat Darkseid’s advances.

Superman: The Animated Series
December 18th, 2012 at 4:30pm (ET/PT) – “Apokolips…Now, Part Two”

Steppenwolf, a hunter from Apokolips, joins Darkseid in his battle to take over Earth, which results in a crushing blow to Metropolis and Superman — the death of a friend.

Superman: The Animated Series
December 18th, 2012 at 5:00pm (ET/PT) – “Little Girl Lost, Part One”

While Superman is exploring the remains of his home world of Krypton, he finds a teenage girl who is the last survivor of Argos, a sister planet of Krypton. He brings her to Earth where she gains superpowers like Superman’s. Wanting to prove herself, she single-handedly takes on Granny Goodness and the rejuvenated Intergang.

Superman: The Animated Series
December 18th, 2012 at 5:30pm (ET/PT) – “Little Girl Lost, Part Two”

When Granny Goodness calls upon her Female Furies from Apokolips for help, Superman comes to his “cousin’s” aid. When the Furies capture Superman and take him to Apokolips, it is up to Supergirl to rescue him.

The Superman: The Animated Series episode “Legacy, Part One” airs today, December 18th, 2012 at 6:30pm (ET/PT), with “Legacy, Part Two” airing tomorrow, December 19th, 2012 at 6:30pm (ET/PT). Superman: The Animated Series airs regularly Monday – Friday at 9:00am (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week, including Monday – Thursday at 6:30pm (ET/PT). Stay tuned for further updates, including schedule updates and exclusive content, here soon at The World’s Finest.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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Two-Part Ra’s Al Ghul-Focused “Batman: The Animated Series” Episode Air Next Week On The Hub

The classic two-part Ra’s Al Ghul-focused Batman: The Animated Series episode “The Demon’s Quest” is set to air next week on The Hub. The two-part episode brings Batman face-to-face with the global terrorist Ra’s Al Ghul and his daughter Talia. The episodes originally aired in 1993. Batman: The Animated Series joined The Hub schedule in Fall 2011 . Continue below for specific episode details.

Batman: The Animated Series
December 3rd, 2012 at 7:00pm (ET/PT) – “The Demon’s Quest, Part One”

When Robin is mysteriously abducted from his college campus, the Batman begins a fruitless search … until he is astounded by the sudden appearance in the Batcave of Ra’s Al Ghul. Ra’s quickly reveals that his daughter, Talia, has been abducted under circumstances similar to Robin’s, suggesting that the same persons are responsible. So begins an uneasy truce between the Batman and ‘The Demon’.

Batman: The Animated Series
December 3rd, 2012 at 7:30pm (ET/PT) – “The Demon’s Quest, Part Two”

After freeing Talia from her father’s clutches and escaping from an avalanche, Batman and Robin follow the only clue they have – the word ‘Orpheus’. After discovering that ‘Orpheus’ is Ra’s private satelite that will orbit over the Sahara, the duo travel to the Demon’s desert stronghold. There, Batman learns that the satellite is actually a weapon which will explosively destroy all the Lazarus Pits simultaneously, throughout the world, destroying all the life that exists.

Batman: The Animated Series airs regularly Monday – Thursday at 7:00pm (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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The Hub Schedules “Superman: The Animated Series” Series Opener In November 2012

The Hub is scheduled to re-air the three-part Superman: The Animated Series series opener in November 2012. According to schedule details provided by the network, the three-part episode “The Last Son Of Krypton” will kick off beginning November 14th, 2012 at 9:00am (ET/PT). Superman: The Animated Series joined The Hub for the Fall 2012 schedule, replacing Batman Beyond on the network’s schedule. Continue below for specific episode details of the three-hour mini-marathon.

Superman: The Animated Series
November 14th, 2012 at 9:00am (ET/PT) – “The Last Son Of Krypton, Part One”

With destruction raining down on the planet Krypton, Kryptonian scientist and Council member Jor-El uses the precious remaining moments to secure superbaby Kal-El in a rocket that will spirit him to an uncertain future on Earth.

Superman: The Animated Series
November 15th, 2012 at 9:00am (ET/PT) – “The Last Son Of Krypton, Part Two”

Young Clark Kent discovers the truth about who and what he is. Upon reaching adulthood, he assumes his birthright as the Man of Steel, and the legend of Superman is born in the city of Metropolis.

Superman: The Animated Series
November 16th, 2012 at 9:00am (ET/PT) – “The Last Son Of Krypton, Part Three”

Superman thwarts a plot by Lex Luthor to sell the LEXO-SKEL SUIT 5000 to Kaznian terrorists, via their agent John Corben.

Superman: The Animated Series airs regularly Monday – Friday at 9:00am (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week, including Monday – Thursday at 6:30pm (ET/PT). Stay tuned for further updates, including schedule updates and exclusive content, here soon at The World’s Finest.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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The Hub Schedules Special “Batman: The Animated Series” Halloween-Themed Marathon

The Hub Network is airing a special Batman: The Animated Series Halloween-themed marathon starting Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 5pm (ET/PT). The five-hour marathon will air episodes from the original Batman: The Animated Series-era, the revamped Batman: The New Adventures era, along with a special presentation of the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm animated feature. Scarecrow will be featured in the majority of episodes airing during the marathon. Complete episode specific details for the marathon can be found below, as well as a special promo image made specifically for the event.

Batman: The Animated Series
“Rises” Marathon – Airing Monday, October 15th, 2012 from 5pm (ET/PT) to 10pm (ET/PT)

5:00pm (ET/PT) – “Nothing to Fear”
5:30pm (ET/PT) – “Fear of Victory”
6:00pm (ET/PT) – “Dreams in Darkness”
6:30pm (ET/PT) – “Never Fear”
7:00pm (ET/PT) – “Over the Edge”
7:30pm (ET/PT) – “Moon of the Wolf”
8:00pm (ET/PT) – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Following that, a three-hour excerpt block of the marathon will air from 1:00am (ET/PT) to 4:00am (ET/PT). The block will re-air “Over the Edge,” “Moon of the Wolf,” and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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Classic Three-Part “Superman: The Animated Series” Batman Team-Up Episode Airs This Week On The Hub

The three-part Superman: The Animated Series episode “World’s Finest” is set to air this week on The Hub. The three-part episode, usually erroneously billed as a movie – though it was edited into such for a special home video release – features Superman meeting Batman for the first time. The episodes originally aired in 1997. Superman: The Animated Series joined The Hub for the Fall 2012 schedule, replacing Batman Beyond on the network’s schedule. Continue below for specific episode details.

Superman: The Animated Series
October 10th, 2012 at 9:00am (ET/PT) – “World’s Finest, Part One”

Joker steals a statue made of solid Kryptonite and comes to Metropolis where he makes a deal-with Luthor to kill Superman. But Batman follows him to Metropolis.

Superman: The Animated Series
October 11th, 2012 at 9:00am (ET/PT) – “World’s Finest, Part Two”

Joker kidnaps Lois in order to lure Superman to his death but Batman’s intervention saves the day. Joker then sics a killer robot on Batman and Superman must rescue a sinking ocean liner.

Superman: The Animated Series
October 12th, 2012 at 9:00am (ET/PT) – “World’s Finest, Part Three”

Lois’s romance with Bruce Wayne hits rough waters when she discovers that he is Batman. Meanwhile, Joker turns the tables, on his partnership with Luthor, kidnapping him and using the powerful new Lexwing aircraft to attack Metropolis. Superman and Batman must put aside their differences to save the city together.

Superman: The Animated Series airs regularly Monday – Friday at 9:00am (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week, including Monday – Thursday at 6:30pm (ET/PT). Stay tuned for further updates, including schedule updates and exclusive content, here soon at The World’s Finest.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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The Hub Schedules “Superman: The Animated Series” Three-Hour Mini-Marathon

The Hub has scheduled a three-hour mini-marathon of Superman: The Animated Series episodes to air later this month. According to schedule details provided by the network, episodes “The Last Son Of Krypton” and “A Little Piece of Home,” and “The Main Man”” will air back-to-back on September 18th, 2012 starting at 4:00pm (ET/PT). Superman: The Animated Series joined The Hub for the Fall 2012 schedule, replacing Batman Beyond on the network’s schedule. Continue below for specific episode details of the three-hour mini-marathon.

Superman: The Animated Series
September 18th, 2012 at 4:00pm (ET/PT) – “The Last Son Of Krypton, Part One”

With destruction raining down on the planet Krypton, Kryptonian scientist and Council member Jor-El uses the precious remaining moments to secure superbaby Kal-El in a rocket that will spirit him to an uncertain future on Earth.

Superman: The Animated Series
September 18th, 2012 at 4:30pm (ET/PT) – “The Last Son Of Krypton, Part Two”

Young Clark Kent discovers the truth about who and what he is. Upon reaching adulthood, he assumes his birthright as the Man of Steel, and the legend of Superman is born in the city of Metropolis.

Superman: The Animated Series
September 18th, 2012 at 5:00pm (ET/PT) – “The Last Son Of Krypton, Part Three”

Superman thwarts a plot by Lex Luthor to sell the LEXO-SKEL SUIT 5000 to Kaznian terrorists, via their agent John Corben.

Superman: The Animated Series
September 18th, 2012 at 5:30pm (ET/PT) – “A Little Piece of Home”

Lex Luthor discovers Superman’s vulnerability to Kryptonite, and attempts to exploit this weakness to rid himself once and for all of the Man of Steel.

Superman: The Animated Series
September 18th, 2012 at 6:00pm (ET/PT) – “The Main Man, Part One”

Intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo is employed to capture the Man of Steel, but thanks to a double-,cross by the rare-species-collecting Preserver, both Superman and Lobo end up trapped in the Preserver’s personal zoo.

Superman: The Animated Series
September 18th, 2012 at 6:30pm (ET/PT) – “The Main Man, Part Two”

Superman and Lobo team up to escape the Preserver and a vile band of competing bounty hunters with their own vendetta against the “Main Man.”

Superman: The Animated Series airs regularly Monday – Friday at 9:00am (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week, including Monday – Thursday at 6:30pm (ET/PT). Stay tuned for further updates, including schedule updates and exclusive content, here soon at The World’s Finest.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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