Entertainment: The Iconic '70s Family Reunites for The CW Special, 'The Waltons Thanksgiving'

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The Waltons return.

If you grew up in the '70s, you likely watched Little House on the Prairie on Wednesday nights or The Waltons on Thursdays with your family. Such wholesome fare isn't as prevalent on television these days so it's nice to see a network bring back the nostalgia for longtime fans of such programming. For Thanksgiving, The CW brings back the Walton family once again in The Waltons Thanksgiving.

After the success of last year's The Waltons: Homecoming, The CW gave the go-ahead on A Waltons Thanksgiving. Here's everything we know about A Waltons Thanksgiving.

What is The Waltons Thankgiving about?

A follow-up to the highly successful Waltons' Homecoming, this 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.

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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.

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!

Is The Waltons Thanksgiving based on other material?

A Waltons Thanksgiving is based on characters from the 1970s series, The Waltons, that ran for nine seasons on CBS. The Waltons was created by Earl Hamner Jr. and was based off his book, Spencer's Mountain.

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Who's in the cast of The Waltons Thanksgiving?

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Bellamy Young (Olivia Walton)

Young is best known for her role as First Lady Mellie Grant on ABC's Scandal. She previously appeared on Criminal Minds, Castle and Scrubs.

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Teddy Sears (John Walton Sr.)

Teddy Sears takes over for Ben Lawson who previously starred as John Sr. in The Waltons: Homecoming. Lawson was likely otherwise engaged filming the upcoming and final season of Firefly Lane.

Sears is best known for his roles as Hunter Zoloman/Zoom on The Flash and as Kyle on Chicago Fire. He has also starred in Hallmark Channel's Christmas in Evergreen opposite Ashley Williams and Holly Robinson Peete.

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Logan Shroyer (John Boy)

Shroyer is probably most recognizable as the teenaged Kevin on This Is Us. His previous credits include The Thundermans and Gortimer Gibbons: Life on Normal Street.

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Pictured from left, front to back: Vivian Lee-Boulton as Edith, Logan Shroyer as John Boy Walton, Bellamy Young as Olivia Walton, Teddy Sears as John Walton, Christian Finlayson as Jason Walton, Samuel Goergon as Jim Bob Walton, Marcelle LeBlanc as Mary Ellen Walton, Tatum Sue Matthews as Erin Walton, and Callaway Corrick as Elizabeth Walton Tom Griscom / The CW © Provided by Parade Pictured from left, front to back: Vivian Lee-Boulton as Edith, Logan Shroyer as John Boy Walton, Bellamy Young as Olivia Walton, Teddy Sears as John Walton, Christian Finlayson as Jason Walton, Samuel Goergon as Jim Bob Walton, Marcelle LeBlanc as Mary Ellen Walton, Tatum Sue Matthews as Erin Walton, and Callaway Corrick as Elizabeth Walton Tom Griscom / The CW

Marcelle LeBlanc (Mary Ellen)

Christian Finlayson (Jason)

Tatum Matthews (Erin)

Samuel Goergen (Jim Bob)

Callaway Corrick (Elizabeth)

From left, Rebecca Coon as Grandma Walton, Alpha Trivette as Grandpa Walton, and Bellamy Young as Olivia Walton Chris Reel / The CW © Provided by Parade From left, Rebecca Coon as Grandma Walton, Alpha Trivette as Grandpa Walton, and Bellamy Young as Olivia Walton Chris Reel / The CW

Alpha Trivette (Grandpa Walton)

Rebecca Koon (Grandma Walton)

Who are the guest stars on The Waltons Thanksgiving?

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Yes! Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr return as Sister Harriet and Brother William for A Waltons Thanksgiving.

Who is the narrator of The Waltons Thanksgiving?

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Richard Thomas. who starred as John Boy Walton in the original series narrates the movie as adult John Boy.

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When does The Waltons Thanksgiving premiere?

A Waltons Thanksgiving premieres on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Does Parade.com have a sneak peek of The Waltons Thanksgiving?

Thankfully, we do! Check out this Parade.com exclusive sneak peek of The Waltons Thanksgiving.

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