According to Variety, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang will return to broadcast television this holiday season, bringing with them a new holiday special to ring in the New Year.
Premiering on Apple TV Plus on Dec. 10, “For Auld Lang Syne” is the first Peanuts TV special in partnership with WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions. The special will revolve around Charlie Brown and the gang’s remorse about Charlie’s grandmother being unable to visit for New Year’s Eve. It will also feature Charlie Brown struggling with finishing a resolution before the start of a new year.
In 2020, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was never shown on broadcast TV, however, it is set to return to air this year. During the announcement, all holiday specials were confirmed to run again on PBS this year.
Air time for each Peanuts holiday special:
- “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” – 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, PBS and PBS kids
- “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” – 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, PBS and PBS Kids
- “A Charlie Brown Christmas” – 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, PBS and PBS Kids
PHOTO: ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ title card originally aired on CBS