‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ Returns to TV This Year
After not airing on TV last fall for the first time in over half a decade, ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will return to television this month thanks to a partnership between AppleTV+ and PBS.
Last fall, AppleTV+ became the new home for ALL “Peanuts” TV specials. Although “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” didn’t air on TV last October, public outcry helped bring the rest of the “Peanuts” Holiday specials to TV after Apple partnered with PBS to make it happen.
The 25-minute special premiered on October 27, 1966, on CBS. CBS would continually feature the special annually through 2000, with ABC picking up the rights beginning in 2001. It aired annually on ABC during the Halloween season (sometimes twice) until 2019.
This fall, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will air on Sunday, October 24, at 6:30 PM on PBS and PBS KIDS.
Once we watch Charlie Brown get loaded with rocks this month, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” will air on PBS on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 PM, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” can be viewed on PBS on Sunday, December 19, at 6:30 PM.
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