Saturday Evening Special on ABC – “The Ten Commandments”
Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner star in the epic theatrical film, “The Ten Commandments,” which will be broadcast as an “ABC Special Presentation” on SATURDAY, APRIL 19 (7:00 – 11:44 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Sunday Night on ABC a 1 Hour Special with 2 Classic “Peanuts” Cartoons
The classic, Emmy-nominated springtime special, “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown”, along with “Charlie Brown All Stars” – will air as a one-hour “PEANUTS” special, SUNDAY, APRIL 20 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Charlie Brown All Stars” stars Peter Robbins as Charlie Brown, Sally Dryer as Lucy, Chris Shea as Linus, Anne Altieri as Frieda, Kip DeFaria as Shermy and the umpire, Glenn Mendelson as Schroeder, Karen Mendelson as Violet, Jeff Ornstein as Pigpen, Cathy Steinberg as Sally and Lynn Vanderlip as Patty. Lee Mendelson was executive-producer and Bill Melendez was the director. The original score was composed and conducted by Vince Guaraldi.
The cast of “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” includes Todd Barbee as Charlie Brown, Melanie Kohn as Lucy, Stephen Shea as Linus, Linda Ercoli as Peppermint Patty, Lynn Mortensen as Sally and James Ahrens as Marcie. The special was created and written by Charles M. Schulz, executive-produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Phil Roman. The music was composed and performed by Vince Guaraldi.
Over the past four decades, the library of “PEANUTS” animation has received five Emmy and two Peabody Awards. It has also received one Academy Award nomination, three Grammy nominations and 15 additional Emmy nominations. This program carries a TV-G parental guideline.