October 7, 2012
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown scheduled to air Wednesday, October 31, 2012 on ABC
ABC has announced that this year's broadcast of the classic Peanuts TV special It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will be on Wednesday, October 31, from 8:00 - 8:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific).
Unfortunately, the half-hour time slot means It's the Great Pumpkin will almost certainly be edited to make room for commercials (when the special first aired, there were only 5 minutes of commercials per half-hour; now there are 9 minutes of commercials per half-hour). ABC has confirmed via press release that the half-hour timeslot is correct. With the network is already having to carve out time in this year's schedule for the presidential debates and election coverage, it appears they're only willing to allot half an hour to the Great Pumpkin.