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'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Gets a Spin-Off Starring Daniel Tiger

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 1st 2011 12:00PM
Daniel Tiger's NeighborhoodTen years after the last batch of new episodes of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' aired, the popular children's series is getting a spin-off.

Announced at TCA, 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' will be a multi-platform animated series aimed at pre-schoolers. The series follows the children of the original 'Mister Rogers' characters. The new 4-year-old Daniel Tiger is the son of the original 'Mister Rogers' Daniel Tiger. This is the first TV series The Fred Rogers Company has produced since 'Mister Rogers.'

"We're very excited to be creating a program that builds on Fred's legacy in such fresh and innovative ways," Bill Isler, president of the Fred Rogers Company, said in a statement. "Fred knew that school readiness skills are the foundation for academic achievement, and a full life, and now a growing body of research confirms this." Rogers died in 2003.

"Fred Rogers revolutionized children's media with 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' and 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' continues on this path of innovation, helping the next generation of young children learn and grow in new ways," Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president of children's media at PBS, said in a statement. "Joining the PBS Kids family of series that cover important curricular areas like literacy and science, 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' fills a critical gap in children's media today: modeling the behaviors and habits that kids need in order to excel in formal learning settings -- essentially, learning how to learn. It's important for kids to learn pro-social skills like cooperation and listening, so that when they start school they are able to focus on the material at hand."

The new series launches fall 2012.

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Fitzgerald Ronnie

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August 02 2011 at 3:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan's PC

Fred a Pedo? That's a BS rumor!Thats what they said about MJ and look at what a legacy he left. That seems to be the trend these days ,one can't love children without someone who's supposingly an "ADULT" thinking dirty. That's why kids are afraid to go to grownups and instead go to their friends (who may not know everything)and you know where they could end up. It's no wonder the separation gap between parents and kids.There was one time when a student felt affection towards like a school faculty/staff like a parent/favorite aunt or uncle.

August 01 2011 at 7:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dalamahon

I agree somewhat with "DAVE" but have recently witnessed one of today's 30 something couple with their two exquisite, too cute for words, want to eat them up, children under the age of 4 yrs and HOW impressively intellectual and thoughtful their conversations were with these very energetic children. There is hope for this new generation if we see a healthly mixture of media and reality. Yes, the people connection is always the key to television success and I also look forward to seeing "Brad Garrett" (of Everybody Loves Raymond) effort at bringing back the true master - Art Linkletter's "Kids Say the Darnest Things". Mr. Rogers had it, Brad has it, let us wish them good luck & Aloha!

August 01 2011 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom's Mom

I loved Mr Rogers, my son watched him when he was young. Tom is now 24 and doing quite well. Mr Rogers taught many things to our children. So glad to hear that his ideas will be taught by Daniel Tiger, with any luck the rest of the cast will be with him. Thank you PBS

August 01 2011 at 6:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Zuphrora

Wasn't his name "Daniel Striped Tiger"?

August 01 2011 at 3:44 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Dave

Wish the series well, but the way Fred talked to small children was the key to it all. Adults don't listen and talk to kids in a serious way often enough. Kids have more to say than sometimes even their parents realize. Fred talked to them about their concerns. It worked.

August 01 2011 at 3:05 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
bmitche

The tongue is mightier than the sword.

August 01 2011 at 3:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
moonetm

I can't believe it, he was a pedophile.

August 01 2011 at 2:18 PM Report abuse -19 rate up rate down Reply
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