Friday, March 22, 2013

15 Days of GI Joe-Day 8!!!

This is the ONLY bit of sad news that I'll post in this series of GI Joe posts. Yesterday, The Hub network(which is owned by Hasbro)held their Up Front for the 2013-2014 TV season, and, there is NO GI Joe programming listed for that season. None. At all. Anywhere. First, I have to say I'm dissapointed. Next, I'd have to say I'm also pretty surprised at this news. Yes, if there was a new GI Joe series or cartoon movie, we'd have heard about it by now. BUT, even in this day of "no secrets thanks to the internet", there are some things that do get by everyone. Like JJ Abrams directing the next Star Wars movie. That didn't leak out until about 2 hours before Lucasfilm actually confirmed it. But, back to GI Joe, Hasbro is coming off a GI Joe movie year and there's really no new GI Joe ANYTHING? That's not good. GI Joe is one of their top brands, along with Transformers and Star Wars(the latter being something that THEY don't actually own), I can't believe they couldn't get something going. Now, The Hub is still in it's infancy as a network. It shows mostly reruns of old sitcoms during the Prime Time hours and most of the original programming airs either during the afternoon on weekdays or on Saturday or Sunday morning. So, I can't complain too much, they're still getting the feel of how things should be done for them. But, that doesn't stop me(and a lot of other GI Joe fans)from being VERY let down. Now, just because there's no NEW GI Joe series, doesn't mean that it's not on at all on the network. If you want to wake up super early, they air GI Joe: A Real American Hero weekdays at 5:30 am. I think I stick to watching my DVDs and just get up later.
-In the meantime, here's a look at EVERY GI Joe cartoon opening produced by Sunbow. Enjoy!

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