When and Where to Catch Charlie Brown Specials on TV this Fall
After last year's uproar over the Peanuts specials not airing on TV, Charlie Brown and the gang will be back on TV sets this fall. Apple TV+ became the home of the Peanuts gang last year, and with the partnership came the absence of favorite fall specials on public television. I felt like Linus waiting for The Great Pumpkin, only instead of a pumpkin patch I was waiting in my own living room.
This year, the beloved Peanuts specials will still be available on Apple TV+, but they will be coming back to traditional TV as well, airing on PBS.
Here is the broadcast schedule for our fall Peanuts favorites:
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” -- 6:30 p.m. CST on Sunday, Oct. 24 on PBS and PBS Kids
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” -- 6:30 p.m. CST on Sunday, Nov. 21 on PBS and PBS Kids
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” -- 6:30 p.m. CST on Sunday, Dec. 19 on PBS and PBS Kids.
The Peanuts gang has been hanging out with us on TV for decades now. "It's the Great Pumpkin" premiered in 1966, the Thanksgiving special came out in 1973, and Charlie Brown Christmas came out in 1965. Watching these cartoons has been a fall favorite for multiple generations, and I personally have fond memories of watching the special on TV every year with my own family. It's great to see it coming back to public television in 2021.