Apple TV + Kids list includes more ‘Peanuts’ (TV roundup)

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

As part of its family program roster, Apple will also roll out new content and shorts from the legendary “Peanuts” franchise during the summer. New episodes of “The Snoopy Show,” an animated short series focusing on the adventures of the iconic Charlie Brown dog, will debut on August 5, and Lucy Van Pelt’s special character starring the Peanuts, Lucy’s School, will debut on August 12. August 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,” It’s your dog, Charlie Brown “,” It’s been 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 are the greatest, Charlie Brown”.

The slate of family programming will kick off on June 24, with the release of a special titled “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show,” the 2021 children’s TV series hosted by “30 Rock” star Jack McBrair. The special, created by McBrryer and Angela C. Santomero, and written by Santomero and Jill Cosa Turner, will see the cast of the show lead the way to solving the “puzzle of kindness.” The special will also be accompanied by four short films in which McBrryer interviews real-life children about acts of kindness they have performed in their hometown.

Continue “Hello Jack!” Special, Apple TV+ will release several new live-action and animated programming for kids throughout the month, starting with “Duck & Goose” on July 8, the animated series based on Tad Hills’ bestselling book series about two best bird friends. July 22 will see the release of “Best Foot Forward,” a live show by Matt Flickenstein about a disabled 12-year-old middle schooler (played by Logan Marmino) and based on the life story of Paralympian Athelete Josh Sundquist. “Amber Brown,” adapted from Paula Daziger’s book series about a girl learning to express herself through art and music in the wake of her parents’ divorce, will premiere July 29. “Amber Brown” stars Carsyn Rose in the title role, with Bonnie Hunt directing and writing. On August 19, Kim Doinell’s graphic novel series “Surfly Girls,” about two best friends solving puzzles in their California beach town, will receive an adaptation of May Chan. The original series, “Life By Ella,” about a girl (performed by Lily Brooks O’Briant) navigating middle school, will premiere on September 2. The show on Apple TV+ comes from Jeff Hodsden and Tim Pollock, known for their work on the Disney Channel series “Bunk’d” and directed by Linda Mendoza.

Also in today’s TV news:


Leslie Bibb has joined the cast of the Apple TV + comedy “Mrs. American Pie,” the broadcaster announced Friday. Written by Abby Sylvia and directed by Tate Taylor, the series is based on a novel by Juliette McDaniel, and stars Kristen Wiig as Maxine Simmons, a woman navigating the treacherous territory of 1970s upscale Palm Beach society. Produced by Laura Dern Jayme Lemons under the Jaywalker Pictures banner. Pepe will play Dinah, a gentle but lonely member of high society. This year, she will appear in the Netflix comedy series “God’s Favorites Idiot” and the Lionsgate movie “About My Father”. Notable credits include” Jupiter’s Legacy”, “Iron Man”, “Iron Man 2”, “Talladega Nights”, “GCB” and “Popular”. They are represented by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management.

Preliminary dates

FX has announced the slate of dates for its summer premiere with eight new and returning series from FX, FXX or Hulu ahead of Labor Day. Each series will also be broadcast on Hulu and soon to be launched on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other regions. Here is the full list of premiere dates.

  • The new drama series “The Old Man” premieres June 16 at 10PM EST/PDT on FX.
  • The new comedy series “The Bear” premieres June 23, exclusively on Hulu
  • Season 4 of “What We Do in the Shadows” will air July 12 at 10PM ET/PST on FX
  • ‘American Horror Stories’ Part Two premieres July 21 exclusively on Hulu
  • Season 2 of “Reservation Dogs” premieres on August 3, exclusively on Hulu
  • A new FX documentary series “Welcome to Wrexham” will premiere August 24 at 10PM EST/PDT on FX
  • The new sitcom ‘Little Demon’ premieres August 25 at 10PM ET/PST on FXX
  • The new limited series “The Patient” premieres on August 30, exclusively on Hulu

first looks

Peacock has released the first images of Kim Cattrall and Juliette Lewis in “Queer As Folk,” creator Stephen Dunn’s reimagining of the ground-breaking British TV show set to air on June 9. and Julian (Ryan O’Connell), while Lewis plays the single mother of Mingus (Finn Argus). The series follows a group of New Orleans friends whose lives are turned upside down after a tragedy, and the cast also includes Jesse James Keitel as Ruthie, CG as Shar, and Johnny Sibley as Noah. Dunn writes, directs, and analyzes (EPS) alongside Jacqueline Moore, Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht and original British series creator Russell T Davis, Nicola Schindler and Louise Pedersen on behalf of All3 Media International, which distributes the original British format and series produced by Red Productions for Channel 4. The show is produced by UCP, a division of the Universal Studio Group. Check out the first-look photos of Cattrall and Lewis below.

QUEER AS FOLK Episode 107 Pictured: Kim Cattrall as Brenda (Photo: Peacock)

QUEER AS FOLK Episode 105 Pictured: Juliette Lewis as Judy (Photo: Peacock)

QUEER AS FOLK Episode 101 Pictured: Juliette Lewis as Judy (Photo: Peacock)

late night

Millie Bobby Brown, Morey Povich and guest musician Sunil Mill will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday.

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