Weekend - Charlie Brown specials to air on PBS

Weekend - Charlie Brown specials to air on PBS

After 20 years with ABC, the rights to "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown", "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving", and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" were acquired by Apple TV Plus this year.

Feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play.

In addition, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang will stream ad-free and in HD on Apple TV+. In Northeastern Pennsylvania, PBS affiliate WVIA will air "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. on WVIA-TV and WVIA's PBS Kids 24/7 channel.

AppleTV+ has allowed the Charlie Brown specials to be shown on TV this year.

Peppermint Patty invites everyone to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, even though he's going to see his grandmother.

So it came as a huge shock – and bitter disappointment – last month when It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown ran only on Apple
So it came as a huge shock – and bitter disappointment – last month when It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown ran only on Apple

When "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" was exclusively on Apple TV+ last month, it was the first time since 1966 the iconic show was not on network TV.

After hundreds of thousands signed protest petitions online, Apple reversed course.

The partnership between PBS and Apple comes after national outrage following an announcement that the trifecta of holiday specials would be headed to Apple TV+ this year. The special will be available for free from November 25 through November 27. The holiday special will be available to enjoy for free from December 11 through December 13.

Apple TV+ has snagged deals for all things "Peanuts". CBS executives and Coca-Cola, the sponsor, didn't like the jazz music, anti-commercialism theme and lack of adult voices, but the audience did. To see more, visit 91.7 WVXU.

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