Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Spin-off Coming to PBS

'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' will feature original characters
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2011 10:44 AM CDT
'Mister Roger's Neighborhood' Gets New Spin-off, the Animated 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' on PBS
This Jan. 4, 1984 file photo shows Fred Rogers, star of Public Television's "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," as he rehearses with some of his puppet friends in Pittsburgh, Pa.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

(Newser) – Fred Rogers died in 2003, but Mister Rogers' Neighborhood will live on. PBS announced a new animated spin-off yesterday: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood will follow the four-year-old son of the series' original Tiger. The show will take place back in the familiar Neighborhood of Make Believe, and four-year-old Daniel Tiger will be joined by other preschool-aged children of the original series' now-grown characters, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The original series aired on PBS from 1968 to 2001, and repeats ran until 2008, notes TV Guide. The spin-off will debut in fall 2012, and will be accompanied by a website with interactive games and resources for parents and teachers. (Read more Mister Rogers' Neighborhood stories.)

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