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YMMV / Discovery Family

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  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: There are images that poke fun at the Hub logo. Those same images mourn the loss of said logo, starting with the announcement of the Discovery Family rebrand and continuing for a while after.
  • Broken Base/Fandom Rivalry: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic versus everything else. Hub fans do appreciate MLP's success, but don't like how Adored by the Network it is while the other shows were essentially ignored, not only by Bronies, but even the Hub itself. Some even go so far as to put some of if not all the blame on the channels' Network Decay on this fact. Some believe that nobody really cared about the Hub besides the ponies, and instead of working around it and building off of their success, the Hub took Pandering to the Base too farnote  leaving said other shows in the dust and preventing the channel from ever having a stable lineup. Other shows being killed off and Friendship is Magic basically being one of the few running shows left on Discovery Family as of 2016 hasn't helped this either. As of this writing, Friendship is Magic comes on nine times a day every weekday on the channel.
  • Internet Backdraft: A while before the Discovery Family rebrand, The Hub hired Former Disney Channel Executive Nikki Reed to bring more live-action programming. Though the Hub did not get the chance to pull a Disney Channel (i.e. Move away from animation and introduce a focus on Laugh Track-filled Kid Coms) before the rebrand, many Hub fans did not take that well.
    • That's nothing compared to the announcement that Discovery had taken a larger part of The Hub and renamed it Discovery Family, turning it into a Litton-like channel filled with low-budget educational shows. Though they confirmed that the Hub's biggest hits like MLP and Littlest Pet Shop would remain on the channel (and even then Littlest Pet Shop was unable to survive for long), many fans were still increasingly worried of the loss of many popular 90's cartoons and a fear of Discovery Family becoming TLC Jr, and that this half and half atmosphere would drive away most of the majority of the Hub's former viewers which in turn would affect their current shows.
    • The initial Discovery Family schedule (as of October 2014) showed that Tiny Toon Adventures, as well as classic reruns of Jem and the Holograms and G.I. Joe would stick around, at least for a little while longer. The evening schedule consists of repurposed programming from other Discovery networks. Such programming includes the documentary Africa, the Science Channel series How Do They Do It?, and the TLC reality series Cake Boss. This means the classic sitcoms are gone, and not everyone is happy about that.
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    • After Discovery Family launched, they created their own Facebook page (as Discovery Family Channel) for their primetime programming. It soon became flooded with complaints from Hub Network fans who don't like the new lineup. Whoever is running the Discovery Family page soon removed the ability to directly post to its feed. This hasn't stopped complaints from appearing under posts promoting whatever documentary or reality show they feel like running. As for the Hub Network's old Facebook page, which is being used to promote the daytime kids lineup, it is also being flooded with complaints in a very similar fashion. The ability to post directly to their feed was also disabled.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: These days, the only reason people still even bother with the channel is to watch My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, causing some parties to subject the channel to total Snark Bait. Now with Friendship Is Magic facing it's inevitable demise, people are bracing to jump ship.
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  • Moment of Awesome: For the theatrical releases of The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel, the Hub promoted the movies and the shows by using clips from Batman: The Animated Series (here) and Superman: The Animated Series (here) to replicate the scenes in the trailers. Not only that, but they got the original voice actors to redub the lines! The Hub knows their audience well.

Alternative Title(s): The Hub


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