“It’s the Great Disappointment”: Charlie Brown holiday specials will now only be shown exclusively on Apple TV+.

Lillian Nero, Opinion Writer

Since 1966, Charles Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” has been airing on nationwide television every October. The 25-minute-long episode originally aired on CBS, and later moved to ABC.

According to Fox 13 channel news of Utah, as of 2020, the episode will air on Apple’s “Apple TV+,” starting October 19.

Apple TV+ announced their acquiring of the show in a tweet on Monday October 19 that said, “Stream ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ exclusively on Apple TV+ and get ready for more Peanuts specials this holiday season.”

The Halloween Charlie Brown special has been aired annually as well as “A Charlie Brown Valentine” (2001), “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (1973) and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965).

Apple TV+ has also bought the rights to the Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, which have also been shown annually since 1972 and 1965, respectfully.

According to NBC News, Apple TV has selected a few days in each month for each special to be free for anyone. After that, viewers must subscribe to Apple TV+ for $4.99 a month.