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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas will not air on PBS in 2022

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Don’t look for Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang on TV this year. After airing on PBS for the last few years, the popular Christmas specials will be available exclusively on Apple TV+ in 2022.

Apple snapped up the rights in 2020 It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. The move to streaming meant that the animated Christmas specials went off-air for the first time in decades. The move caused serious outcry and resulted in a last-minute deal that allowed the specials to be aired on PBS.

Unfortunately, this deal was short-lived. The Peanuts specials will not air on PBS in 2022, the network confirmed to Showbiz Cheat Sheet in an email.

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Instead of televising, the Peanuts holiday specials will be streamed exclusively on Apple TV+. This includes the trio of It’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as I want a dog for Christmas and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stories.

Apple TV+ subscribers can also stream The Snoopy Show Holiday collection, an Apple TV+ original. The streamer is also at home Happy New Year Charlie Brown! and It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!

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While the 2022 Peanuts Christmas specials won’t air on PBS or any other television network, that doesn’t mean you have to shell out $4.99 a month to watch them on Apple TV+. The Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will all be free to stream for a limited time in 2022.

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