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Whew: Charlie Brown Specials Returning to TV

'Peanuts' skipped Halloween, will be back for Thanksgiving and Christmas
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 19, 2020 12:01 AM CST

(Newser) – The Great Pumpkin never showed on broadcast television this year, but after a deal with PBS, the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will return to the air, the AP reports. Last month, Apple TV+ became the new home to the beloved Peanuts holiday specials. That sparked an outcry from viewers who were accustomed to annually tuning in on network TV. Apple offered each special to stream for free for a handful of days, but that didn't stop online petitions from gathering hundreds of thousands of signatures.

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On Wednesday, Apple bowed to the backlash, announcing it had teamed up with PBS for ad-free broadcasts of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (on Nov. 22) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (on Dec. 13). Both specials will also be available for free during three-day windows on Apple TV+ (Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 11-13 for Christmas). For subscribers, the specials will be available beginning Nov. 18 and Dec. 4, respectively.

(Read more Charlie Brown stories.)

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