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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Despite rumblings that two Peanuts holiday specials wouldn’t be airing on free network television, the beloved classics will, in fact, be airing on WBGU-PBS.

“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” airs Sunday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. while “A Charlie Brown Christmas” airs Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Please check your local listing for channel number.

These programs are being made possible by a special partnership between PBS and Apple TV+. Both classics will air on PBS stations nationwide, ad-free. Streaming via PBS or locally on WBGU-PBS is not available. Streaming is through Apple TV+ only with a limited streaming window.

It was announced earlier this fall that the programs would be moving from network television which prompted much outcry and resulted in a virtual online petition to them have returned. Now Peanuts fans will be able to watch Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang on their holiday adventures on network television as they have for the last half century (47 years for the Thanksgiving special and 55 years for the Christmas special).

WBGU-PBS is a PBS affiliate and partner of Bowling Green State University serving a 19-county region with award-winning programming and educational resources. For more information, visit