March 11, 2013

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown and Charlie Brown's All-Stars to Air Sunday, March 31, 2013 on ABC

ABC will broadcast It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown together with Charlie Brown's All-Stars on Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 7 - 8 PM (Eastern/Pacific time). Yes, that means you can watch It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown on Easter itself! This is a welcome return for It's the Easter Beagle, which last aired on TV in 2010.

Note that 7-8 PM is the correct broadcast time - while the original ABC press release and some other sources list the broadcast time as 8-9 PM, that is incorrect.

In 1974's It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, Linus tries to convince the gang that there's no need to decorate their own eggs, because the Easter Beagle will bring them - but given Linus' history with the Great Pumpkin, his friends are skeptical. Meanwhile, Peppermint Patty and Marcie (ignoring Linus' advice) go through a series of mishaps preparing eggs for coloring.

Charlie Brown's All-Stars was the second-ever Peanuts television special, airing in 1966 just six months after the successful broadcast of A Charlie Brown Christmas. In this special, Charlie Brown tries to keep his baseball team together with the lure of getting actual uniforms and playing in a real league, but he faces a tough decision when he learns that the sponsor will only provide them if he takes the girls and Snoopy off the team.


Garyboz said...

Thanks for the update Scott. I do not ever remember "All-Stars" airing on tv during the 80's at all when I was a kid. Just out of curiosity, do you know the last time this episode aired on television?


Scott McGuire said...

"Charlie Brown's All-Stars" last aired in 2009, when it was also paired with "It's the Easter Beagle." So it hasn't been that long; but 2009 was the first time in 27 years it had been shown by a broadcast network in prime-time, so you're correct, it didn't air on TV in the 1980's. (However, in the 1990's "All-Stars" aired numerous times on the cable channel Nickelodeon.)