What you need to know
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is coming to PBS for free this Halloween.
- Apple TV+ subscribers can stream it, too.
As was the case last year anyone wanting to stream It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown this Halloween season will need to do so via Apple TV+, but this year people will be able to watch the classic over-the-air on PBS, too. It'll air on October 24.
As AppleInsider points out, Apple TV+ picked up the rights to all of the Peanuts franchise last year, meaning everything appears on the streaming service. However, on special occasions, content is made available elsewhere as well. This is a prime example.
🎃 The Great Pumpkin is coming to PBS! 🎃
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" was notably absent from ABC last year, but it is returning to local TV on October 24th. Tune into PBS for the primetime special, or the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel for a full night of Halloween specials. pic.twitter.com/vlLHd8clD5🎃 The Great Pumpkin is coming to PBS! 🎃
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" was notably absent from ABC last year, but it is returning to local TV on October 24th. Tune into PBS for the primetime special, or the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel for a full night of Halloween specials. pic.twitter.com/vlLHd8clD5— Peeebs (@ItsPeeebs) October 2, 2021October 2, 2021
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