New kids’ TV show emerges from the Mister Rogers universe
NEW YORK (AP) — Mister Rogers’ neighborhood is expanding. In rare welcome news of sprawl, PBS Kids is readying a new puppet-led series called “Donkey Hodie,” inspired by characters in the original Fred Rogers TV show.
The whimsical series for children ages 3-5 starts airing Monday and centers on the adventures of Donkey Hodie, an enthusiastic yellow donkey with a bright magenta mane.
She’s the granddaughter of the donkey puppet Rogers created back when TV shows were in black and white.
During each 15-minute episode, Donkey Hodie learns lessons like why following a recipe step-by-step makes sense.
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