A WALTONS THANKSGIVING”

Sunday, November 20 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

A follow-up to the highly successful THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING, the movie reunites the Walton family as they prepare for Thanksgiving in 1934. The Depression has affected everyone, but John Walton (Teddy Sears) has found a way to provide for his family through the farm and by picking up odd jobs from the eccentric Baldwin Sisters. It’s also the time of year for the Annual Harvest Festival Fair, where carnival rides, talent shows and pie contests become the center of attention for the Waltons. As the story unfolds, John Boy (Logan Shroyer) learns the true meaning of taking responsibility, Mary Ellen (Marcelle LeBlanc) comes to understand patience and collaboration, Grandma (Rebecca Koon) finds that winning can be complicated, and Olivia (Bellamy Young) shares her healing heart with every other Walton family member — at a time when each of them need it most. And when a young boy enters the Waltons’ world, everyone’s life is changed in ways they could never have imagined — transformed forever through love, faith and kindness!

 

From Warner Bros. Television, A WALTONS THANKSGIVING is a follow-up to The CW’s original television movie THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING, which was the network’s second most-watched special of the 2021-22 season. THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING took home a 73rd Annual Christopher Award in Television, Cable and Streaming, as well as two Movie Guide Awards for the Epiphany Prize in Television and star Bellamy Young for the Grace Prize in Television for most inspiring performance of the year. It was also the winner of the Environmental Media Association’s Green Seal Award for implementing sustainable practices and raising environmental awareness.

 

A WALTONS THANKSGIVING stars Bellamy Young as Olivia, Logan Shroyer as John Boy, Teddy Sears as John Sr., Marcelle LeBlanc as Mary Ellen, Christian Finlayson as Jason, Tatum Matthews as Erin, Samuel Goergen as Jim Bob, Calloway Corrick as Elizabeth, Alpha Trivette as Grandpa Walton, Rebecca Koon as Grandma Walton, with special guest stars Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Richard Thomas, who originally starred as John Boy Walton in the beloved television series “The Waltons,” as adult John Boy, who narrates the movie.  The television movie is produced by Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with 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 and Grammy® winner Tena Clark is the composer. “The Waltons” original series was created by Earl Hamner.

 

CREDITS FOR “A WALTONS THANKSGIVING” ON THE CW

 

Day and time:

Sunday, November 20, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET

Network debut:

November 20, 2022

 

Short Synopsis:

 

 

LOVE, FAITH, AND KINDNESS – The depression has affected everyone, but John Walton (Teddy Sears) has found a way to provide for his family through the farm and by picking up odd jobs from the eccentric Baldwin Sisters.  It’s also the time of year for the Annual Harvest Festival Fair, where carnival rides, talent shows and pie contests become the center of attention for the Waltons, who plan to participate in everything.  As the story unfolds, John Boy (Logan Shroyer) learns the true meaning of taking responsibility, Mary Ellen (Marcelle LeBlanc) comes to understand patience and collaboration, and Olivia (Bellamy Young) shares her healing heart with every other Walton family member - at a time when each of them need it most.  And when a young boy enters the Waltons’ world, everyone’s life is changed in ways they could never have imagined - transformed forever through love, faith and kindness!  Christian Finlayson, Tatum Sue Matthews, Samuel Goergen, Callaway Corrick, Jacinte Blankenship, Rebcca Koon and Alpha Trivette also star with special guest appearances by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.  The movie was directed by Joe Lazarov.  Original airdate 11/20/2022.

 

Cast:

 

Logan Shroyer as John Boy Walton

 

Marcelle LeBlanc as Mary Ellen Walton

 

Christian Finlayson as Jason Walton

 

Tatum Matthews as Erin Walton

 

Samuel Goergen as Jim Bob Walton

 

Callaway Corrick as Elizabeth Walton

 

Alpha Tivette as Grandpa Walton

 

Rebecca Koon as Grandma Walton

 

Special Guest Apperance by Marilyn McCoo as Sister Harriet

 

Special Guest Appearance by Billy Davis Jr. as Brother William

 

Special Guest Star Richard Thomas as The Narrator

 

With Teddy Sears as John Walton, Sr.

 

And Bellamy Young as Olivia Walton

 

 

Executive Producers:

Sam Haskell with co-executive producer Hudson Hickman, producer Billy Levin, producer Bobby Kelly

Produced by:

 

Director:

 

Composer:

 

Format:

 

Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

Joe Lazarov

 

Tena Clark

 

Drama 120 Minutes (HDTV)

Origination:

Atlanta, GA

 

 

Media contacts:

Jodi Karp, (818) 977-2609

Jodi.Karp@CWTV.com



 

 

Sep 2022

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