If you’re a fan of the original family drama The Waltons (and there a ‘mountain’ of us – pun intended) you’ll remember the two-hour installment of Thanksgiving-themed season two when Richard Thomas as John Boy Walton faced a crisis health. This time, the modern-day Walton family on The CW are eagerly preparing for the annual Harvest Festival fair in town on The Waltons’ Thanksgivingthe second original film based on the legendary 1972-81 CBS series.
The course of action: Carnival rides, talent shows and pie contests take place every year, but at this year’s harvest festival fair, a young boy arrives who will dramatically change the lives of the Waltons of in a way they could never have imagined.
The Waltons’ Thanksgiving stars Bellamy Young (Scandal) as Olivia, Logan Shroyer (It’s us) like John Boy, Teddy Sears (the flash) as John Sr., and Richard Thomas as the adult John Boy, who narrates. The TV movie is produced by Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, executive producer Sam Haskell, writer/co-executive producer Jim Strain, co-executive producer Hudson Hickman, producer Billy Levin and producer Bobby Kelly. Joe Lazarov is the director/co-executive producer.
Although nothing is confirmed, the expectations of this second The Waltons The movie on The CW (after initial fan response) is that there will be seven Walton siblings again. The fifth of the original series’ seven children, Eric Scott as Ben, was strangely absent from Return of the Waltons.
Return of the Waltons, won a 73rd Annual Christopher Award in Television, Cable and Streaming, as well as two Movie Guide Awards for the Epiphany Award in Television and Bellamy Young for the Grace Award in Television for Most Inspirational Performance of the Year. He also won the Environmental Media Association’s Green Seal Award for implementing sustainable practices and environmental awareness.