The Waltons' Homecoming

THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING”

Sunday, November 28 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING is set in the 1933 Depression Era and told through the eyes of John Boy (Logan Shroyer), the 17-year-old eldest child of John (Ben Lawson) and Olivia Walton (Bellamy Young). His mother expects John Boy to help her raise his sisters and brothers, and his father expects him to follow in his footsteps to help support the family, but secretly, John Boy wants to be a writer. Times are hard enough in 1933, but to make matters worse, it looked to be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it home for Christmas after all, the family is thrilled and races to prepare for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his arrival on Christmas Eve, and John Sr. is nowhere to be found, Olivia sends John Boy out into the night to find his daddy - a journey that will change John Boy’s life forever.

 

THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING commemorates the 50th anniversary of “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” television movie, which aired December 19, 1971, and launched the long-running series “The Waltons.” THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING stars Bellamy Young (“Scandal”) as Olivia, Logan Shroyer (“This Is Us”) as John Boy, Ben Lawson (“Firefly Lane”) as John Sr., and 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 producers Hudson Hickman, producer Billy Levin, and co-producer Bobby Kelly. Lev L. Spiro is the director and Grammy® winner Tena Clark is the composer. “The Waltons” original series was created by Earl Hamner.

 

CREDITS FOR “THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING” ON THE CW

 

 

Day and time:

Sunday, November 28, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET

Network debut:

November 28, 2021

 

Short Synopsis:

 

 

Set in 1933 Depression Era, times are tough for the Walton family but to make matters worse, it looked to be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it home for Christmas after all, the family is thrilled and prepares for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his Christmas Eve arrival, and John Sr. is nowhere to be found, Olivia sends John Boy out into the night to find his daddy – a journey that will change John Boy’s life forever.

 

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 Ben Lawson as John Walton, Sr.

 

And Bellamy Young as Olivia Walton

 

 

Executive Producers:

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

Produced by:

 

Director:

 

Composer:

 

Format:

 

Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

Lev L. Spiro

 

Tena Clark

 

Drama 120 Minutes (HDTV)

Origination:

Atlanta, GA

 

 

Media contacts:

Jodi Karp, (818) 977-2609

Jodi.Karp@CWTV.com



 

 

Oct 2021