The Hub picks up two original series

'Pictureka!,' 'The Adventures of Chuck and Friends'

NEW YORK -- The Hub has picked up two more original series before the fall launch of the new kids network.

The are "Pictureka!," based on the Hasbro board game, and animated "The Adventures of Chuck and Friends."

President and CEO Margaret Loesch announced the latest programming additions of the joint venture between Discovery Communications and toy giant Hasbro on Thursday.

"With this original live-action game show and an adored children's favorite coming to television for the first time, we are expanding our lineup and bringing together unique programming content that fulfills our core mission," said Loesch.

"Pictureka!" will feature a playfully staged setting where contestants and their families take on the challenge of finding specific objects disguised within elaborately drawn facades.

"Chuck and Friends" revolves around Chuck the Truck and his friends in a song-filled series for preschoolers.
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