You know it's officially a holiday when a Peanuts special is on TV! And there's good news for Halloween lovers this year—It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will return to public television this year after a one-year hiatus.
Last year, the beloved Halloween special didn't broadcast on network TV due to a deal with Apple TV+. It was the first time since 1966 that it wasn't available for everyone to watch, which (understandably) made a lot of parents and kids upset.
Luckily, Apple TV+ made the decision to allow all Peanuts holiday specials to air once again on regular ol' TV so everyone can watch them.
After last year's Great Pumpkin backlash, AppleTV+ announced a partnership with PBS for ad-free broadcasts of everyone's favorite Charlie Brown specials.
Something GREAT is coming your way Sunday, October 24th on WQED! 🎃🥜 pic.twitter.com/qz1jl67GE4— WQED Pittsburgh (@wqed) October 6, 2021
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown follows everyone's favorite argyle-loving and cynical protagonist, Charlie Brown, as he's invited to his first party—a Halloween party. Beforehand, he and his gang of Peanuts pals go trick-or-treating—everyone except Linus, who says he'll be waiting at his favorite pumpkin patch for the arrival of the "Great Pumpkin." He believes the Great Pumpkin rises out of the most genuine pumpkin patch, flies into the air, and delivers presents to every kiddo around the world (something tells me Santa Claus would like A WORD). Sally, Charlie Brown's sister and Linus's #1 stan, is torn between going trick-or-treating and to the party versus hanging with Linus at the patch.
And now every Charlie Brown fan big and small can watch and see what happens on PBS and PBS Kids at 6:30 p.m. on October 24. Will the Great Pumpkin come? Will Charlie Brown finally get to kick that football? Tune in to find out!