People were none too thrilled when “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” wasn’t shown on regular television. It’s tradition and you don’t mess with tradition.
Even though Apple TV+ was offering the special for free, many people didn’t want to download the app or watch it there. I guess that actually got Apple’s attention, because they’ve teamed up with PBS to air the others on broadcast television.
PBS will run both “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” ad free, according to NBC News. You can, of course, still watch both of them on Apple TV+.
The Thanksgiving special will air this Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 PM. The Christmas special will air on December 13.