Halloween TV specials air on a variety of different channels, but most children's networks organize their Halloween coverage as a package of programming on and in the days just prior to October 31. Below is an overview of this year's programming specials as provided by each network.
- Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will celebrate the year's spookiest holiday with all-new Halloween-themed episodes, popular guest stars and special performances. Of note for Disney Jr. is a new Halloween episode of JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES.
- Halloween 2011: Kids can catch spooky episodes of favorites airing from October 17-31, including new Halloween episodes from DINOSAUR TRAIN, SID THE SCIENCE KID and THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! Also, don't miss Predator Week with WILD KRATTS (part of PBS KIDS GO!). From October 17-21, new KRATTS episodes will focus on ferocious creatures like wolves, sharks, cheetahs and more. Check local listings for show times.
Nick Jr. Halloween Marathon: Monday, October 24, the Halloween marathon starts at 9:00 a.m. ET. Halloween episodes of preschooler favorites like Bubble Guppies, Team UmiZoomi, Dora and more will air throughout the morning and early afternoon. Check your TV listings to find your preschoolers' favorite show.
Nickelodeon "10 Nights of Fright": Holiday-themed programming across all Nick networks begins with an all-new SpongeBob SquarePants “Ghoul Fools” premiering Friday, Oct. 21, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Halloween-themed programming continues through Halloween day. Check local guides for shows and times.
Of note is the new TV movie, Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred on Oct. 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Also a new Monster High movie, Monster High: Fright On! at 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Oct. 30.
Preschoolers will love new and classic Halloween episodes of their favorite shows, including new Halloween episodes of Bubble Guppies and The Fresh Beat Band.
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will air on ABC Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 8:00-9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Check local listings to verify time and channel.