Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang will be back on public television this holiday season after taking last year off. Apple TV+ became the official home of the Peanuts last year, and with the partnership came the absence of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on standard television packages across the country.
The beloved Halloween special will still be available on Apple's streaming platform, but will also air on PBS this month. Following outrage for pulling the Halloween special from public airwaves last year, Apple TV+ allowed for the airing of the Peanuts Thanksgiving and Christmas specials on PBS. Those programs, like the Halloween special, had originally been slated as exclusive to the streaming site in 2020. The Halloween special has been an annual staple in fall television programming for decades. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown premiered on CBS in 1966, then moved to ABC in 2001.