Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Spin-Off Announced


A decade after Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood went off the air, PBS has announced a spin-off called Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The series will be animated and star Daniel Tiger, the son of Daniel Striped Tiger, who was originally a puppet. The original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was pulled from syndication in 2008 and its host and creator, Fred Rogers, died in 2003. The new show will premier in the Fall of next year and feature “grown-up” versions of original characters and their children. It is expected to teach the same message of neighborly kindness as Mister Rogers’ Nieghborhood, but probably with more lessons about the dangers of sexting. [EW]