Forty-seven years after it premiered, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) remains the ultimate Halloween TV special.
It's funny. It's charming. And,weirdly enough, familiarity doesn't make it less fun to watch.
ABC fills out the hour with the much-lesser 1972 cartoon "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown," but it's the "Great Pumpkin" that really counts.
Elsewhere on TV ...
NFL (6:25 p.m., NFL Network): Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins
Saturday Night Live Halloween (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): It's not Saturday, it's not live, but it is all about Halloween.
The Vampire Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Damon and Elena attend the Whitmore historical ball.