Todd Newton Hosts The Hub’s “Family Game Night”
Veteran game show host Todd Newton is the host of The Hub’s new game show Family Game Night. The Hub is a joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro. The channel will replace Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010. Todd Newton is the host of fan favorites like Whammy!, Hollywood Showdown, and others. Most of the shows he hosted on GSN were when Bob Boden was involved with the network, and he’s a head over at The Hub’s game department now so it looks like he’s calling in the old troops. Come on, Kennedy!
Family Game Night pits families against each other playing adaptations of various Hasbro games. In the first press release some games announced were Bop It, Connect4, Cranium, and others. We’ve got some concrete details on some games now. One of them is going to be Yahtzee Bowling. There are pins at the end of a make-shift bowling alley that are six sided, each with the face of a die on it. A contestant will roll an oversized ball down the alley, knocking over the pins, trying to get the best roll possible. Expect stuff like this. I was also told about Bop It! and Operation, both of which are huge and impressive.
Actually, that’s what this entire show is. From what I’ve heard and seen, Family Game Night is just flat out huge and impressive. More details will be coming in soon. This is definitely a show to look out for in the next coming months. This could be great. No word on a debut date yet unless I missed it, but it will apparently air in The Hub’s special “Family Prime” block somewhere between 7:00PM ET and 11:00PM ET.