Hold onto your footballs because there's a new Charlie Brown special on tonight. In Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the Peanuts gang is back and ready to help Linus break away from his childhood security blanket. His grandmother is coming to visit and he must decide whether or not to dispose of his most cherished possession. I'm hopeful that this animated special will capture the heartfelt simplicity of the original cartoons, rather than betraying the original Charlie Browns' pared down plots with a message. The premise is simple: Linus's friends try to help him ditch the blanket habit. The story should invoke memories of childhood, without pulling in easy jokes about contemporary culture or cheesy settings (like in It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown). Watch the new cartoon special tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
Picture courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.
Or flip over to ABC to watch the classic turkey special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at 8:00 p.m.