For The First Time In 55 Years, The ‘peanuts' Holiday Specials Won't Air On Network TV
[Deseret News] If your Halloween traditions include watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on ABC, then brace yourself: For the first time since 1965, the "Peanuts" holiday movies won't air on network television this year.
According to Vulture, Apple TV+ will likely have exclusive rights to all "Peanuts" film content.
Since 2000, ABC has broadcast "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" during their corresponding holidays. The films had previously been broadcast on CBS.
But don't worry -- your favorite "Charlie Brown" specials will still be available, free of charge, on select days. The Verge reported that Apple TV+ will make "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" free on its service Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" will be free Nov. 25-27, and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is free from Dec. 11-13.
Loss leader to get you to subscribe.
Meanwhile, one of the few traditions in which a large protion of populace shares in goes by the wayside.
Oh, but it gets better...
Apple TV+ will also release some new "Charlie Brown" specials celebrating Mother's Day, Earth Day, New Year's Eve and back to school, The Verge reported.
I'm sure Tim Cook has a Pride Month special teed up as well. Can't wait for the new woke Peanuts, yew guyzz! Maybe they can get rid of all that Jesus stuff from the Xmas special too! Ew.
Physical media, people.
Posted by: charger 2020-10-23