‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Renewed For Season 7 With New Format; Premiere Date Set On PBS Kids

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood has been confirmed for a seventh season, which kicks off on August 12 on PBS Kids. The 14-episode Season 7 of the animated series from Fred Rogers Productions will feature a new format, in addition to a half-hour special.

For the first time, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will feature stories from the points-of-view of familiar friends. Each half-hour will include one story from Daniel’s perspective and another from the perspective of characters including Katerina Kittycat, Miss Elaina, O the Owl, Prince Wednesday, Jodi Platypus, Max and Chrissie. The show’s “Imagination Moments” also will be presented from the unique perspectives of other characters to illustrate each friend’s own imaginative style.

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“We’re excited that the new format will give children more opportunities to see themselves and their experiences represented as they get to know Daniel’s friends in a different way,” said Ellen Doherty, Chief Creative Officer at Fred Rogers Productions. “Celebrating friends and neighbors is one of many ways that Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood continues the legacy of Fred Rogers.”

In addition to new songs and stories, the seventh season will feature an episode where Daniel and friends wonder what’s new about Trolley. Young viewers and their families also will get to visit a new location and meet Jodi’s dad, Mr. Plat, who lives outside the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is produced by Fred Rogers Productions and 9 Story Media Group and animated by 9 Story’s animation studio, Brown Bag Films. Executive producers are Doherty; Angela C. Santomero, creator of the series; and Vince Commisso, President & CEO of 9 Story Media Group.

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