The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series

The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series

Friday, August 6th, 2010 12:40pm CDT

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Hasbro announced the cast of Transformers: Prime in this official press release. The press release also announces the cast of the new GI JOE Series GI JOE: Renegades along with the casts of other original programming for The Hub.

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Approaching its October 10 (10-10-10) launch, the new children’s and family network The Hub has tapped an impressive roster of popular stars for its lineup of Hub Original Series. The casting for animated and live-action series was announced today by Margaret Loesch, President and CEO, The Hub, during the new network’s appearance at the 2010 Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.
The Hub is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., and will be available to 60 million U.S. cable and satellite households upon launch.
Casting unveiled today includes:

“Transformers Prime” (Hub Original Series, animated) Cast includes: Peter Cullen (“Transformers” Trilogy – Optimus Prime), Frank Welker (“Transformers” Trilogy - Megatron), Gina Torres (“MadTV”), James Remer (“Dexter”), Josh Keaton (“Justice League: Circle of Two Earths”), Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Batman”), Markie Post (“The Fall Guy”). Produced by Hasbro Studios.



In another press release, it was announced the channel will air episodes of the Generation 1 cartoon and GI JOE: A Real American Hero among other shows.

Announcement of the program acquisitions was made today by Margaret Loesch, President and CEO, The Hub, during the new network’s appearance at the 2010 Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.

“Transformers – Generation 1”
The iconic ’80s TV series, “Transformers – Generation 1,” which launched the global Transformers entertainment franchise, introduces audiences to the Transformers, sentient robotic beings from Cybertron who crash land on Earth and are divided into two opposing factions, the Autobots and Decepticons. Produced by Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions.


See all the casts for each of the new shows here and for the acquisition of old series here

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Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109821)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 6th, 2010 @ 1:15pm CDT
"Tranformers Trilogy"? What trilogy? I know there was a Unicron trilogy, but Peter Cullen and Frank Welker were in none of them. I am excited to see the re-airing of the original series. :grin: :lol: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109836)
Posted by Cliffjumper Prime on August 6th, 2010 @ 1:50pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:"Tranformers Trilogy"? What trilogy? I know there was a Unicron trilogy, but Peter Cullen and Frank Welker were in none of them.


I'm pretty sure they mean the Film trilogy, though I don't remember Frank Welker being in the first movie.

Also it's Crisis on two Earths not Circles :P
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109838)
Posted by TulioDude on August 6th, 2010 @ 1:51pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:"Tranformers Trilogy"? What trilogy? I know there was a Unicron trilogy, but Peter Cullen and Frank Welker were in none of them. I am excited to see the re-airing of the original series. :grin: :lol: :BANG_HEAD:

Maybe its reffering to the movie series as a triology.
But this means no movies after the thrid?I hope not,i dont wanna see a reboot.

Its seems Hasbro really putting some big effort on this new series,cant wait for it. 8) :D


Cliffjumper Prime wrote:Also it's Crisis on two Earths not Circles :P


Maybe a new saga! :lol:
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109855)
Posted by Colinus Maximus on August 6th, 2010 @ 3:02pm CDT
Markie Post, much better known from "Night Court". :KREMZEEK:
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109891)
Posted by griftimus prime on August 6th, 2010 @ 5:21pm CDT
thats only 7 characters. are they voicing multiple transformers?
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109894)
Posted by Colinus Maximus on August 6th, 2010 @ 5:27pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:thats only 7 characters. are they voicing multiple transformers?


That is fairly normal. The first season of G1 had Mr. Welker voicing more than half of the Decepticons, and let us not forget the talented Mr. McNeil during Beast Wars and the number of times he was arguing with himself.
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109917)
Posted by Aladar on August 6th, 2010 @ 6:25pm CDT
What time and what channel is this re-airing on? :BOT: :CON: :APPLAUSE: 8) :D
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109939)
Posted by autobot-jolt on August 6th, 2010 @ 7:45pm CDT
I wonder if I carry The Hub; I'd love to see G1 on TV for myself (wasn't around yet when it was on)
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109953)
Posted by SlyTF1 on August 6th, 2010 @ 8:10pm CDT
autobot-jolt wrote:I wonder if I carry The Hub; I'd love to see G1 on TV for myself (wasn't around yet when it was on)


Me neither! I want to re live the lives of the TF fans that where alive when G1 first aired!
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109974)
Posted by Colinus Maximus on August 6th, 2010 @ 8:57pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
autobot-jolt wrote:I wonder if I carry The Hub; I'd love to see G1 on TV for myself (wasn't around yet when it was on)


Me neither! I want to re live the lives of the TF fans that where alive when G1 first aired!


If I understand it right if, you currently have Discovery Kids it'll "transform" into The Hub in October. (My local cable provider does not carry Discovery Kids in any package.)

However, to truly re-live the lives of us old codgers who were around in 1984: you can only watch 1 episode per week (even the multi-parters in the first season), you have to beg your parents or grandparents to buy you your Transformers, and have to do the "duck and cover" drills as at the time we were still worried about getting nuked by the U.S.S.R.
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109977)
Posted by Elita One on August 6th, 2010 @ 9:07pm CDT
The cast for Gi Joe looks great as well:
“G.I. Joe Renegades” (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Charlie Adler (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”), Lee Majors (“Six
Million Dollar Man”), Clancy Brown (“Shawshank Redemption”), Jason Marsden
(“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”), Johnny Messner (“Tears of the Sun”) and Kevin
Michael Richardson (“The Batman”) Produced by Hasbro Studios.


Also approve of the cast for Pound Puppies:
“Pound Puppies” (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Betty White (“Hot in Cleveland”), Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”),
Michael Rapaport (“Prison Break”), John DiMaggio (“Futurama”), Alanna Ubach
(“Hung”), Rene Auberjonois (“Boston Legal”) and Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”).
Produced by Hasbro Studios.


Also cool to see that Doogie Houser and the Wonder Years are on here as well. Pure awesomeness
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109978)
Posted by Rodimus the Prime on August 6th, 2010 @ 9:07pm CDT
Awesome news on the re-airing of the original toon! Now wouldn't that be sweet if it ended up getting better ratings than TF:Prime? :lol:
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1109981)
Posted by NickRyder on August 6th, 2010 @ 9:45pm CDT
In a way it wouldn't shock me if initially the ratings were better, especially if they played it often enough. I mean it always was sort of a crying shame that TF-G1 wasn't really rerun too often since the early 90s when it was temporarily re-branded Generation 2 (Even though it was all just old G1 episodes with CGI bumpers)

I wouldn't be too surprised if the TF DVD sales start going down and they start to discount the dvd sets a bit more. I mean now they can command a good price simply because no one is really airing them anymore and us nostalgic old farts in our late 20s and early 30s are buying them regardless of the price. And I'm sure enough kids are asking for it after the movies.

If they're able to capture some of the feeling of the classic show in the new show - then whoa they'll have a hit. Also helps that at least the voices of the two main characters - Optimus Prime and Megatron have the same voices in both shows, so even if the art and all that is clearly different, kids won't be too overly confused. "Oh they sound alike, must be the same show" and they'll watch both shows religiously, just like we did.
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1110107)
Posted by Ramscreamer on August 7th, 2010 @ 10:11am CDT
It airs October 10th? that's my dog's birthday! :lol:
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1110114)
Posted by NickRyder on August 7th, 2010 @ 10:33am CDT
Wow... gee... no good reply there.

--

By the way, has anyone read if it's been confirmed that TF:Prime will be sort of a continuation of War for Cybertron or if it'll just be "loosely" descended from it?
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1110115)
Posted by Bouncy X on August 7th, 2010 @ 10:34am CDT
there's a mistake in there....Gina Torres was never on MadTV. she's more famous among the genre crowd for her role on Firefly/Serenity and she was also on Angel for the last episodes of its 4th season. but its interesting because there was an actress from MadTV who looked similar to her, they have different last names but i used to wonder if they might be sisters.

but Gina has done a lot of voiceover work in recent years so i'm betting she IS on this show but they mistaked her for that other girl and accidentally listed MadTV as a credit. case anybody cares this is the MadTV actresss:

http://anyclip.com/actors/nicole-randall-johnson/

and here is Gina Torress

http://www.cloverfieldmovieforums.com/s ... php?t=9184

so i can see how someone got confused but you'd think someone's job would be to make sure information is correct before sending it out to the world. lol
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1110169)
Posted by Heavy B on August 7th, 2010 @ 1:51pm CDT
oooooooh, maybe they'll air beast wars/machiens and round out the generation 1 trilogy
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1110193)
Posted by Varia31 on August 7th, 2010 @ 2:59pm CDT
"Justice League: Circle of Two Earths"?! #-o That's "Crisis on Two Earths". What a ridiculous typo. :lol:

Also,
“G.I. Joe Renegades” (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Charlie Adler
:shock:
Please tell me he's Cobra Commander, he did such a spectacular job as him in Resolute. :PRAY: If he does, then I am so watching "G.I.Joe: Renegades". :P
Re: The Hub Announces Transformers: Prime Cast and Airing of Generation 1 Series (1110245)
Posted by Chupacabra Convoy on August 7th, 2010 @ 6:06pm CDT
Elita One wrote:The cast for Gi Joe looks great as well:
“G.I. Joe Renegades” (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Charlie Adler (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”), Lee Majors (“Six
Million Dollar Man”), Clancy Brown (“Shawshank Redemption”), Jason Marsden
(“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”), Johnny Messner (“Tears of the Sun”) and Kevin
Michael Richardson (“The Batman”) Produced by Hasbro Studios.


Also approve of the cast for Pound Puppies:
“Pound Puppies” (Hub Original Series, animated)
Cast includes: Betty White (“Hot in Cleveland”), Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”),
Michael Rapaport (“Prison Break”), John DiMaggio (“Futurama”), Alanna Ubach
(“Hung”), Rene Auberjonois (“Boston Legal”) and Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”).
Produced by Hasbro Studios.


Also cool to see that Doogie Houser and the Wonder Years are on here as well. Pure awesomeness


Wow, it seems like Hasbro making a big push on all their properties. I mean not only did they get great voice actors, but great regular actors as well. Way to get it on Hasbro.

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