The Great Pumpkin is coming, and we couldn't be happier! 

Tonight (Oct. 15), the Peanuts gang is back for one of the best all-time classics in the history of television. Make plans with the family to plop in front of the TV at 7:30pm on ABC (KBMY here in Bismarck). That's digital channel 17 or channel 8 on Midcontinent.

Premiering in 1966, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” has become a holiday staple since it was first broadcast on CBS almost 50 years ago.

The half-hour special follows the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Halloween.

Linus and Sally spend the evening waiting in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to appear, while Charlie Brown, Lucy, Pig-Pen, Violet, Frieda, Schroeder, Sally and Peppermint Patty go trick or treating and attend a Halloween Party.

All through the episode, Snoopy (as the World War I Flying Ace) fights an imaginary battle with the Red Baron.

The special has aired on ABC since 2001.