During initial discussions, the creative team went to NYC for a meeting with NBC VP of Children's Broadcasting, Mickey Dwyer, and one of the things she wanted for the show Firestar to have a dog. Writer Dennis Marks' wife had had a Llhasa Apso, a rather new breed in the States at the time and he told Ms. Dwyer about the Llhasa being the Temple Lion Dog of Tibet, and, because this was right in the middle of the feminist revolution they decided to could call the dog character "Miz Lion." That character sold the show to NBC.
I am the one who found the lost temple of Cyttorak. I am the one who stole its mystic power. That power transformed me into the human Juggernaut, the only one who can destroy the X-Men!
When aired on ABC Family, some scenes are removed. These include an Iron Man scene from the origin episode, a line Firestar saying "See, Spidey, he's smarter than he looks," and a Spider-Man scene from the episode "A Firestar is Born." He falls through a grate after the Juggernaut buries him. He lands in the subway tunnel and sticks to an incoming train.