Thursday, April 3, 2014

“Hub Network’s What’s the Hubbub?” Web Conference Featuring “Spooksville” Star Keean Johnson and Head Writer Jim Krieg

“Spooksville” airs Saturdays at  5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on the Hub Network. 

Last night The Hub Network hosted its second live web conference exclusively for press called “Hub Network’s What’s the Hubbub?”. This web conference featured the lead actor of its new original series “Spooksville,”  Keean Johnson (“Billy Elliot” – Broadway) and series head writer, Jim Krieg (“Justice League: the Flashpoint Paradox”), as they answered media questions about "Spooksville" and more.  The session was broadcast online and moderated by the Hub Network’s VP of Programming, Ted Biaselli. 

I missed the first “Hub Network’s What’s the Hubbub?”, which featured a sit down chat with "Sister, Sister" star Jackée Harry.  Luckily, I was able to submit questions before and they were asked during the web conference, which I caught the next day.  When I heard the second “Hub Network’s What’s the Hubbub?” was to feature the new hit series, "Spooksville," I couldn't wait to share with my two nieces, who are huge fans of the show and love Keean Johnson.  They gave me questions they would love to have asked of him, which I passed along to the folks at The Hub Network.  Then, last night I tried to log on to the conference and watch it live.  But, if you have little ones or kids for that matter, then you know that when you plan on something, usually something comes up with the kids and you have a change of plans.  Well, that was the case last evening.  

While the girls were running around the house like crazy -- they said they were winding down for bed -- yeah, right -- I tried to catch the second “Hub Network’s What’s the Hubbub?” web chat that featured “Spooksville” Star Keean Johnson and Head Writer Jim Krieg.  Luckily, I had submitted some questions in advance to have asked, as I wasn't sure if the girls would cooperate and let me participate in the live chat. And, just like when the phone rings, the girls rush over and need to interrupt me, even if they had been quietly entertaining themselves before I picked up the phone, they did the same as soon as they saw me power up the computer.  

While I was not able to catch the full chat, which ran a little over an hour, the kind folks at the Hub Network sent along the full chat for me to share with you, as well as so I could see what Jim Krieg's response to my question was.  

Here is the full “Hub Network’s What’s the Hubbub?” "Spooksville" web chat that took place last night, in case you are interested in watching it.  Fans of the show will love seeing  Keean Johnson, and hear his responses to great questions asked by fans of the show and fellow bloggers.

You will hear my question asked of Jim Krieg at 1:00:39 in the video.  I wanted to know "If you could write yourself into a comic book story, what super power would you give yourself and who would you like to be fighting crime with?"  What do you think Jim said?  Watch the video above and find our for yourself. :-)

I can't wait until the next “Hub Network’s What’s the Hubbub?” which will feature "My Little Pony".  Can't wait to share more details when they become available with you all.  My girls will be so excited for this chat.  Maybe this time, they will sit quietly as we listen in. Wishful thinking, right. :-)


More about "Spooksville":

“Spooksville,” the Hub Network’s newest live-action series and recent recipient of the Parents’ Choice Approved Seal, will make its mid-season return on Saturday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT on the Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families. The series stars Keean Johnson (“Billy Elliot” – Broadway) as Adam Freeman, Katie Douglas (“Defiance”) as Sally Wilcox, Nick Purcha (“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series”) as Watch Waverly and Morgan Taylor Campbell (“The Killing”) as Ann Templeton.

To help kick off the return of “Spooksville,” the Hub Network is bringing “spooky” back with the network premieres of “R.L. Stine: Mostly Ghostly” at 3:00 p.m. ET/noon PT, and “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About it” at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. In addition, episodes of “Goosebumps” and “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” will air during the day to fill out Saturday’s spook-a-licious schedule.

The mid-season return of “Spooksville” kicks off with action-packed episode “Shell Shock” in which Sally reluctantly agrees to go along with her parents to visit the exclusive Springville Yacht Club, where a teenaged boy, who is an aspiring yacht club member, disappears. To help solve this mysterious disappearance, Sally enlists the help of Adam and Watch to investigate and they soon discovers that the Yacht club is home to Spooksville’s latest supernatural terror – a giant mutant crab pirate.

Based on the book series by acclaimed author Christopher Pike, “Spooksville” follows the new kid in town who discovers that he holds the key to a battle between good and evil that has been taking place for centuries in a bizarre small town that plays host to a wide array of supernatural and unexplained occurrences. The live-action series is produced by Springville Productions, Front Street Productions, and Jane Startz Productions.

“Spooksville” is executive produced by Allen Lewis, Christopher Pike (“Fall Into Darkness”), Jillian Share (“Pacific Rim”), Gary Shaw, Jane Startz (“Ella Enchanted”) and Harvey Kahn (“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series”). "

Click here for more information on “Spooksville.”

About the Hub Network
The Hub Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) that champions family fun by providing enriching, cool, relevant, family friendly entertainment experiences that children and parents can enjoy together. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network’s lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 72 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

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