It's the great (Apple TV+) pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Apple is muscling its way into the market for old TV shows, starting with the Peanuts holiday classics.

From Fox News' "Charlie Brown won't air on TV for first time in decades as it moves to Apple TV+" posted Wednesday:

Charlie Brown and its holiday specials will not air on television this year because Apple TV+ earned the rights in a new partnership.

This is the first time the beloved "Peanuts" show is being taken off the air since its premiere on CBS in 1996 followed by its run on ABC since 2001.

Viewers will have to watch Charlie Brown on Apple TV+ from now on.

    • "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" premiered on the streaming service on Oct. 19 and will be available for free from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.
    • "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is coming to Apple TV+ on Nov. 18 and will be available for free from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27.
    • "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will debut on Dec. 4 and will be available for free from Dec. 11 until Dec. 13.

My take: Free for Halloween and Thanksgiving but not Christmas, what's with that?

A taste of what's to come, according to Bloomberg. See Apple Buys Older Shows for TV+, Stepping Up Netflix Challenge, posted Monday.


  1. Gregg Thurman said:
    The finger-pointing has already begun on the stimulus failure.

    No matter who wins we’ll have a stimulus bill In early December.

    If Trump wins the Reps will pass a bill and claim they could because those bad nasty Dems didn’t have the votes to stop it.

    If Biden wins the Reps will lose control of the Senate and the Dems will blame the Reps for holding the Country hostage.

    Also, no matter who wins Trump will claim his margin of victory would have been greater except for fraudulent absentee voting, or he will claim he lost because of fraudulent absentee voting.

    PED, if I’m banished for this post I will accept my punishment with grace and beg forgiveness.

    October 21, 2020
    • Kirk DeBernardi said:
      No worries Gregg.

      You didn’t call Trump’s character into question.

      God forbid. Might be construed as political.


      October 22, 2020
  2. Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
    I vote for Apple & Peanuts.
    My wife absolutely loves Snoopy.
    Long live Charles Schulz!

    PS: I also did my early voting in Texas last week after standing in line almost two hours before the booths opened at the Randall’s supermarket at 7am US Central.

    October 22, 2020

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