It’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown is making a triumphant return to television!


THIS IS THE BIG PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN, Linus Van Pelt, Sally Brown, Snoopy, first broadcast in 1966

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Peanuts fans will likely remember how, among the many horrors of 2020, It’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown was absent from television for the first time in decades.

After the general outcry over the news that the Peanuts Holiday Specials have moved to Apple TV +, the streaming service has reversed course. Bowing to the backlash, Apple announced that it had partnered with PBS for ad-free broadcasts of beloved holiday movies, but not in time to save. It’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

This year, however, those wrongs were righted. According to Variety, the Halloween favorite will stream for free on PBS and PBS Kids in addition to Apple TV +. Hip Hip Hooray!

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Apple TV + also announced a new episode of Peanuts TV, “For Auld Lang Syne,” a New Years-inspired special that will air globally on the streamer on Friday, December 10. In this new special, Lucy throws herself a New Years party as Charlie Brown struggles to accomplish one of her resolutions before midnight.

For those of you who don’t have Apple TV +, mark these calendars: It’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET. A Charlie Brown Christmas airs on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET.


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