The “Great Pumpkin” by no means confirmed on broadcast tv in 2020, nevertheless it’ll return to the air this year.
WASHINGTON — Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang will be celebrating all the winter holidays again on broadcast TV this year and will star in a brand new vacation particular ringing in New Year’s Eve.
“For Auld Lang Syne” will premiere on Apple TV Plus on Friday, Dec. 10, according to Variety and other media outlets. It’s the first Peanuts TV particular to come back out of the partnership introduced final year between WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions.
It’ll additionally be the first Peanuts TV particular with a title that does not embrace Charlie Brown or Snoopy’s identify, Variety famous. It will revolve round how the Peanuts gang are disillusioned to be taught Charlie Brown’s grandmother cannot go to for New Year’s Eve, so Lucy throws herself a celebration. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown struggles to complete simply one among his resolutions earlier than the New Year begins.
Last year, Apple TV+ turned the new residence to all issues Peanuts, together with the beloved vacation specials. It sparked an outcry when viewers discovered that meant the specials would not air on TV for the first time in a long time.
While Halloween 2020 got here and went and not using a “Great Pumpkin” sighting on TV, Apple later teamed up with PBS for ad-free broadcasts of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
As a part of Monday’s announcement, it was also confirmed that each one the vacation specials would as soon as once more air on PBS this year.
When will the Charlie Brown vacation specials be on TV in 2021?
According to Variety and other outlets, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is scheduled to air on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will air on Sunday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will air on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.