If you think you’re the only one in your family psyched for the new fall TV line-up, you’re dead wrong. My 4-year-old has been watching and waiting for this Monday’s premiere of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” ever since she saw the promo earlier this summer. If the title alone conjures up memories from your childhood TV watching days, then you’re in good company. Turns out the PBS Kids’ animated series was indeed inspired by “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” But this time, it’s a tame feline who’s leading the pack–and donning a fetching cardigan as an endearing nod to his predecessor. As Daniel begins each episode by tying his sneakers and inviting viewers to join him on his journey with his animal friends, we can’t help but think this show will have universal preschool appeal. And we’ve no doubt Mr. Rogers would approve, too.
In a Nutshell: “Nashville” and “Park Avenue” may be your top TV picks this fall, but for kids ages 2-4, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” is the place to be. The show premieres on PBS Kids on Monday, September 3. Check local listings for times.