Producers of Mister Rogers Neighborhood want to create new show
No concrete plans were reported, but even Rogers' widow, Joanne, seems to be in favor of the move. "I really think Fred would be proud of the organization for trying to continue their leadership in the field of children's television," she told the Post-Gazette.
To be honest with you, Mister Rogers always bored the heck out of me, even when I was a little kid. I don't know if it was Fred's sleepy tone of voice or the not-cartoonish-enough puppets he used, but I always remember watching the show and wondering when Sesame Street was going to start. By the time the show ended, its age was showing. Let's hope his producers pick a more modern show that's as entertaining for kids as well as their parents.