A Halloween TV tradition will no longer air on network television: “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” is streaming only on Apple TV+ this year. The holiday classic has aired on TV since 1966, first on CBS, then on ABC.
Apple announces it has acquired three Charlie Brown holiday specialsIn addition to streaming “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” Apple TV+ also said it will air new originals featuring “Peanuts” characters.
PBS Was Still Able to Air the Charlie Brown Special 2021. In 2020, he ran Christmas and Thanksgiving shows. Last year, he aired all three.And
This year, however, PBS revealed that the Halloween special is heading to a different pumpkin patch this year.
“Sadly, PBS does not have the rights to distribute the Peanuts special this year,” PBSKids wrote in a tweet. “We’ll all have to look out for the Great Pumpkin in a different pumpkin patch this Halloween.”
Apple is giving nonsubscribers a chance to watch the special for free. Those who aren’t subscribed to the Apple TV+ streaming service can watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” from October 28 to October 31.
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will be available for free from November 23 to November 27, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be available for free from December 22 through December 25.
You can use all three specials “now and every day,” Apple said in its press release. apple wasFor special in previous years.