Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving coming to PBS this weekend

Brenda Watkins
November 20, 2020

That sparked an outcry from viewers who were accustomed to annually tuning in on network TV.

PBS will broadcast "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" on WJCT-TV 7.1, Comcast 8 & 440, and on PBS Kids, which airs on WJCT-TV 7.3, this Sunday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The Peanuts will also deck the halls with the premiere of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Apple TV+ on Dec. 4; it will be available for free from Dec. 11 through Dec. 13.

Fans of the "Peanuts" holiday specials "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" can turn their frowns upside down, as PBS struck a deal with Apple to bring the programs back to traditional television for special airings, Deadline reported.

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

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ABC had the broadcast rights to the specials for the past 20 years.

While "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" was on only Apple TV+ this year, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will air on PBS and PBS Kids - as well as on Apple TV+ - as part of the deal, Deadline said. According to Vulture, this will be the first year since the first special debuted in 1965 that the Peanuts specials wouldn't air on broadcast TV. The show will stop being available for free, however, on December 14. The petition garnered over 263,000 signatures and gained traction online.

Thankfully, at least for this year, the football has not been swiped from Peanuts fans' feet.

John Paluska has been a contributor for Christian Headlines since 2016 and is the founder of The Daily Fodder, a news outlet he relaunched in 2019 as a response to the constant distribution of fake news.

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