Hub network lands two U.K. kids' series

'Dennis,' 'Garden' to reintroduce classic characters

NEW YORK -- An updated "Dennis the Menace" and a series based on a nursery rhyme picture book will come to kids network the Hub when it launches this fall.

The Discovery Communications and Hasbro joint venture has acquired live-action series "In the Night Garden" and animated "Dennis and Gnasher." They will make their U.S. debut when the Hub kicks off on Oct. 10.

"In the Night Garden" is an interpretation of a classic nursery rhyme picture book and had a successful U.K. run on the BBC.

"Dennis and Gnasher" also comes from the U.K. and features mischievous Dennis and his sidekick dog in a series introducing the classic characters to a new generation.