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Season Two of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD Kicks off with a One-Hour Special – Monday, August 18, on PBS KIDS

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, a top-rated PBS KIDS animated television series from The Fred Rogers Company, has been winning the hearts of little “tigers” and their families nationwide since its premiere – and soon there will be even more to love! Season 2 of the popular series kicks off on Monday, August 18, on PBS KIDS (check local listings) with a special one-hour premiere celebrating the arrival of a new addition to the Tiger Family: Daniel Tiger’s little sister Margaret. After the upcoming “Meet the New Baby” special, PBS KIDS will premiere two more new episodes on Tuesday, August 19, and Wednesday, August 20, focusing on Daniel and his family as they adjust to life with the baby. New digital content, including two online games and an app, will also launch in August.

Season 2 of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood kicks off Monday, August 18, on PBS KIDS with a special one- ...

Season 2 of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood kicks off Monday, August 18, on PBS KIDS with a special one-hour premiere celebrating the arrival of a new addition to the Tiger Family: Daniel Tiger's little sister Margaret. Image Credit: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood © 2014 The Fred Rogers Company.

“At PBS KIDS we often hear from parents that they are looking for ways to build their kids' school readiness and life skills; with tools to help kids learn how to take turns, manage their feelings, and more, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD plays an important role in meeting that need,” said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Programming, PBS. “We know that families face a host of challenges when a new sibling arrives, so with the introduction of Daniel’s baby sister this August, we’re excited to offer kids and parents strategies that they can use when they experience the same issues as Daniel and his parents.”

“We’re delighted to present the second season of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD on PBS KIDS and to introduce a wide range of topical themes, including smoothing the transition for preschoolers with a new sibling,” said Paul Siefken, Vice President, Broadcast and Digital Media, The Fred Rogers Company, producer of the series. “One of Fred Rogers’ key goals was to address the issues that affect families most, and we look forward to continuing to help preschoolers learn and grow with these adorable new episodes,” added Angela C. Santomero, Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer.

With the “Meet the New Baby” special and the episodes that follow, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD shines a spotlight on a relevant topic for families and preschoolers everywhere. Inspired by the enduring wisdom of Fred Rogers, the shows tackle many of the important issues young children encounter with a new sibling – such as feeling left out, learning to share time and attention, and appreciating how fun a little sister (or brother) can be – with accompanying strategies that help preschoolers work through their feelings. “Meet the New Baby” debuts on PBS stations nationwide and on the PBS KIDS Video Player, the PBS KIDS Video App, Apple TV and PBS KIDS’ Roku channel on Monday, August 18.

Season 2 of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, the first original TV series from The Fred Rogers Company since MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, features 25 new episodes with a host of charming stories and catchy musical strategies that have become the show’s signature and helped it earn high marks among parents and preschoolers alike.

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD was created by some of today’s pre-eminent innovators of quality children’s media. Angela C. Santomero of Out of the Blue Enterprises provided the creative vision for the new series. Santomero, Kevin Morrison of The Fred Rogers Company, and Vince Commisso of 9 Story Entertainment are the program’s executive producers. Each episode showcases two engaging stories starring four-year-old Daniel Tiger and his best friends, who invite viewers to come with them on fun adventures as they explore the colorful Neighborhood of Make-Believe. The innovative use of irresistible musical strategies reinforces the unique theme of every show, so that preschoolers and parents will want to sing along and incorporate them into their daily lives.

The animated series has garnered a host of prestigious awards, including most recently a 2014 Parent’s Choice Silver Award and 2014 Prix Jeunesse International Selection. The program, which airs daily on PBS KIDS, was the #1 children’s series among all kids’ TV competition in April 2014 for moms.* In addition, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD has averaged more than 36 million video streams per month across all PBS KIDS platforms in 2014, making it the top streaming show on PBS KIDS.**

Images, episode descriptions and other materials from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD are available on PBS PressRoom. For more DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD adventures, visit pbskids.org/daniel and follow the series on Twitter and Facebook.

About PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Fred Rogers Company

The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated children’s TV series include DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and PEG + CAT. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org.

About Out of the Blue Enterprises

Out of the Blue Enterprises is a leader in children’s educational media, with a portfolio of breakthrough, interactive and curriculum-based entertainment concepts that span a variety of viable platforms, including television, video, mobile apps and consumer products. Out of the Blue creates and produces SUPER WHY, the hit Emmy-nominated literacy series on PBS KIDS; DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, the ratings-winning animated series inspired by MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD; and Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Room, and handles all licensing and merchandising activity for SUPER WHY and DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD. The company also develops top-rated mobile educational game apps, including Super WHY, Chuggington: Terrific Trainee and Colorforms: Revolution. Led by co-founders Angela C. Santomero, creator of the hit preschool entertainment franchise Blue’s Clues, and Samantha Freeman, a former Nickelodeon and toy industry executive, Out of the Blue aims to engage kids and families with age-appropriate, entertaining, and engaging learning experiences. www.outoftheblueenterprises.com

*Source: Nielsen NPower, 3/31/2014 - 4/27/2014, Live+7 Days national GAA ratings for PBS and select competitive cable networks (Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Jr., The Hub, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick Toons, Disney XD, and Sprout). Telecasts are accumulated across the entire week based on unique program names only, with four or more telecasts per month required for inclusion in this report. Ranker excludes specials, movies and programs with a duration under 15 minutes per telecast.

**Source: Google Analytics, January – May 2014.

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