It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will not air on ABC this October 2020

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will not air on ABC this October 2020

That’s right. Charlie Brown fans are getting a rock this October.

The classic animated TV special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown WILL NOT air on ABC this year. Instead, it is now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. Watch it for free from October 30th to November 1st. 

Apple TV+ has teamed up with WildBrain, along with Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions, to become the home for all things Peanuts, bringing together new original series and specials, along with the iconic, beloved specials to fans around the world, all in one place.

New animated Peanuts originals coming to Apple TV+ include a second season of the Daytime Emmy-nominated “Snoopy in Space,” and a slate of brand-new specials that will find the Peanuts gang marking Mother’s Day, Earth Day, New Year’s Eve and Back to School – all to be produced by WildBrain’s animation studio. The new series and specials join the previously announced “The Snoopy Show,”; a brand-new Peanuts 70th anniversary documentary film from Imagine Documentaries and WildBrain; and the Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10.”

The original programs and new specials will also soon stream globally alongside iconic Peanuts specials, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” The Halloween special will begin streaming globally on Apple TV+ on October 19, and will be available for free from October 30th until November 1st as a special treat on Apple TV+.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Apple TV+ will launch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on November 18th, and the special will be available for free from November 25th until November 27th.

The Peanuts gang will also deck the halls with the premiere of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ on December 4th. The holiday special will be available to enjoy for free from December 11th until December 13th.

Disappointed? You aren’t alone.

One thought on “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will not air on ABC this October 2020

  1. This is such a disappointment. I grew up watching this. Not everybody has streaming services. Charles Schultz would probably be sick to learn that his characters were no longer meant for everyone. I thank him for so many memories. God Bless his beautiful soul.

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