Apple TV+ Kids Programming Lineup Includes More ‘Peanuts’ (TV Roundup)


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Apple TV+ today announced summer premiere dates for a full slate of all-new original series, specials, shorts and returning fan favorites for kids and families.

As part of its family programming slate, Apple will also be rolling out new content and shorts from the legendary “Peanuts” franchise over the summer. New episodes of “The Snoopy Show,” a short-form animated series focusing on the adventures of Charlie Brown’s iconic dog, will debut Aug. 5, and a special starring “Peanuts” character Lucy Van Pelt, “Lucy’s School,” debuts Aug. 12. Aug. 5 will also see the addition of classic “Peanuts” specials, originally produced by Mendelson/Melendez Productions for network television, to the platform, including: “A Charlie Brown Celebration,” “He’s A Bully, Charlie Brown,” “He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown,” “It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown,” “It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown,” “There’s No Time For Love, Charlie Brown,” “Why, Charlie Brown, Why?,” “You’re In Love, Charlie Brown” and “You’re The Greatest, Charlie Brown.”

The family programming slate will kick off on June 24, with the release of a spin-off special to “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show,” the 2021 kids television series hosted by “30 Rock” star Jack McBrayer. Created by McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero, and written by Santomero and Jill Cozza-Turner, the special will see McBrayer lead the cast of the show to solve a “kindness mystery.” The special will also be accompanied by four shorts in which McBrayer interviews real-life children about acts of kindness they’ve done in their hometowns.

Following the “Hello Jack!” special, Apple TV+ will launch several new live action and animated children’s programs throughout the month, starting with “Duck & Goose” on July 8, a cartoon series based on Tad Hills’ best-selling book series about titular two bird best friends. July 22 will see the launch of “Best Foot Forward,” a live-action show created by Matt Fleckenstein about a 12-year-old disabled middle schooler (played by Logan Marmino) and based on the life story of paralympic athelete Josh Sundquist. “Amber Brown,”…