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. On Monday, the streaming service announced its exclusive rights to the cartoon in a new partnership with WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions. AppleTV+ is $4.99 a month, although viewers will be able to enjoy the “Peanuts” holiday specials for free on select days, the company revealed.
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” premiered on the streaming service on October 19 and will be available for free from October 30 to November 1. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is coming to Apple TV+ on Nov. 18 and will be available for free from November 25 to November 27. “A Charlie Brown Christmas" will debut on Dec. 4 and will be available for free from December 11 until December 13.