TV briefs: 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood'

The Fresno BeeFebruary 14, 2014 

A good lesson to learn: On the PBS series "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," Daniel and his friends will tackle the complex emotions that come with being a little kid in a big world. "Daniel's Big Feelings Week," airing 10:30 a.m. Monday to Friday on KVPT (Channel 18.1), looks at strategies for tackling feelings of jealousy, disappointment, frustration, empathy and understanding differences.

"Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," which debuted in 2012, is the first television series produced by The Fred Rogers Company since "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

The focus of programming for the company is that it's vital to help preschoolers develop positive emotional and social skills, and the five new episodes in "Daniel's Big Feelings Week" bring his lessons to today's kids reinforced by the animated show's trademark musical strategies.

Royal reception: Season two of Disney Junior's hit animated series "Sofia the First" debuts at 9:30 a.m. March 7 on the Disney Channel. A special episode featuring Snow White will premiere at 9 a.m. April 4 on Disney Channel and at 6 p.m. April 4 on Disney Junior.

The new season includes appearances by Disney Princesses Mulan (voiced by Ming-Na Wen), Tiana (voiced by Disney Legend Anika Noni Rose) and Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore).

Cast news: Emmy-winning actor Hank Azaria and actress Sherilyn Fenn will guest star in the second season of the Showtime drama "Ray Donovan."

Azaria will play a major role this season as James Cochran, the ambitious head honcho of the Los Angeles FBI who becomes a thorn in Donovan's (Liev Schreiber) side. In a recurring role, Fenn will play his frumpy wife, Holly Cochran.

Production on the second season's 12 episodes is underway in Los Angeles and is set for a summer premiere.


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