The Waltons Return to Celebrate ‘A Waltons Thanksgiving’ on The CW
Fifty years after The Waltons premiered on CBS, the family is back on television in the movie A Waltons Thanksgiving, premiering Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8pm ET/PT on The CW.
Original John-Boy Richard Thomas serves as narrator and introduces the tale by wishing viewers a Happy Thanksgiving and delivering a comforting message before the action shifts to Thanksgiving week 1934.
The entire family is buzzing about the upcoming harvest festival fair. Matriarch Olivia (Bellamy Young) will be judging the pie-making contest, while some of the Walton kids will be participating in the talent contest. The bulk of the action takes place the day of the fair, and the drama is a mix of low-stakes events like trying to successfully fish for a duck toy in a carnival game and more serious issues like finding a child who gets lost in the woods.
Along the way, important life lessons are learned, many at the Walton dining room table. This is wholesome, sentimental entertainment for the entire family, a slice of life full of nostalgia for simpler times in rural America. Fans of the series should find much to enjoy.
Teddy Sears, Logan Shroyer, Calloway Corrick and Samuel Goergen also star.