Well, 2020 has struck again. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will not be on broadcast television this year.
Before you say “good grief,” the show will be available on Apple TV+ and will be free from Oct. 30 until Nov. 1.
The stream is a partnership between Peanuts Worldwide, Lee Mendelson Film Productions and WildBrain, according to a news release.
“The Great Pumpkin” isn’t the only holiday special that’s moving to Apple TV+. “A Charlie Brown Christmas" and “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will also be available via streaming. The Thanksgiving special will launch on Nov. 18, and free from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27.
The Christmas special will air starting Dec. 4 and will be free from Dec. 11 through Dec. 13.
Apple TV+ is the home of Snoopy and the gang, as the service has announced a second season of the “Snoopy in Space" series, as well as other specials for Mother’s Day, Earth Day, New Year’s Eve and Back to School. The characters will also appear in the upcoming “The Snoopy Show.”
The Charlie Brown holiday shows debuted in the 1960s on CBS and eventually moved to ABC, People magazine reported.
A search of the ABC television schedule for “Great Pumpkin” came up with no results. Neither did a search for Charlie Brown.
It’s also not on the schedule for Disney-owned Freeform and the channel’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming.
A search of other streaming services, including Prime Video, Disney+, Netflix and Hulu, all came up empty.
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