NEWS: The Inspiration Network is bringing The Waltons back to US television. Beginning with A Walton's Family Reunion the show will return on October 18. A Walton's Family Reunion is a one hour show where the surviving members of the Waltons cast get together and share stories about their time on the show. Mary McDonough is doing the interviewing and Earl Hamner, creator of The Waltons, is there visiting too. Although Richard Thomas is not seated at the table with the rest of the gang, he has been interviewed in New York. Sounds fantastic. Following this special the network will begin airing the series from the very beginning, with The Foundling episode being the first shown. You can see the first two week schedule here.
Good news too for Australian Waltons fans. Foxtel is now airing The Waltons on Classic TV at 1 pm of a weekday.
While you're rejoicing about this news, how about popping over to my Waltons Blog at The Waltons Weblog.
Back in November of 1996, I produced this web site
about the television series, The Waltons. I had found so
little about the show on the Internet and it was, and still is
one of my favorite shows. I had watched the show when I was growing
up and I now find that I still enjoy the adventures, the togetherness
and the family spirit which they showed with my own family. There
was no sex, and very little violence in the show. It is just warm
family drama we can all watch comfortably together.
The show has lasted too, with The Waltons celebrating
its 25th anniversary in 1997. It is still being enjoyed
by people in the USA, Britain, Belgium, Israel and, of course, Australia
where I and many others, were reliving the episodes thanks to Foxtel.
If it is screening in your country, please let me know and I'll
add it to the list. Many people are continuing to collect Waltons
Memorabilia, with some pieces being very much in demand, and there
is even a Waltons Mountain Museum, which has been developed in
Schuyler, the home of the Hamner family, the real Waltons.
You can find out more about the series and its actors
by visiting the links below. If you are a true fan of The Waltons,
you will already know that it is very hard to find out much about
the series and the actors either from the Internet, or from books.
Fortunately for us all though, there have been many other sites
developed about the show, and there's even a Waltons Webring now.
Each one is unique and they are all fun to visit. In the meantime,
I hope you enjoy your visit to my Waltons site, coming to you
from an Australian perspective.
The Waltons Mailing List has been
up and running now, since Easter '97. It was sent to coincide
with the airing of the most recent Waltons special, A Walton
Easter. The mailing list is sent each month, in digest form, and we currently have around 400 members. It's a very friendly group, with fans of all ages involved so come and join us. We discuss all sorts of Waltons matters and it's a great way to keep up to date with all the latest gossip about our favorite family. You'll also get to hear about any Waltons reunions being planned.
If you are interested, please
email me and I will add you to the list. When you send your email,
please put "Walton List" in the subject space. Joining
a mailing list is a great way to meet new internet friends and
to learn a lot more about this show and the actors from it.
As it is run by me, not by a listserv,
please be patient and don't expect an immediate reply. If you
don't hear from me for a few days though, it is worthwhile to
send your message again, just in case I haven't received your
email, or for some reason, I didn't get your email address quite
As of July 2009, the Archives of the Waltons Digest, can be found at another part of this site. Go to The Waltons Digest Archives, and click on the link for the Digests you want to see.
A Quarter Blue
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Martha Wade who, as a child, played Serena on The Waltons. She was Martha Nix then. She is the founder of an organisation called A Quarter Blue, aimed at passing information on to children, parents and the general public, about child molestation. I would urge you all to visit her site. There is a great deal of information there that both adults and children should be aware of, as well as some lovely gift ideas which will also help to spread the message. Go to A Quarter Blue Her cause is one which we should all be familiar with, especially with technology making it far easier than ever before to reach our children.
At the Waltons Digest, some of us have become Keepers of special Waltons items and memories. You can go to this page to find out more about what a Keeper is and which items we especially cherish. Waltons Keepers
Latest Waltons News
The Waltons is currently being shown on Foxtel here in Australia. Have a look at it on weekdays, Channel 6 (Classis Fox) at 9a.m.
I'm told by a Foxtel viewer that currently Foxtel only have the first three seasons of The Waltons, which they are replaying. If you are enjoying the show then why not give Foxtel a call and let them know you're watching and would love them to get all nine seasons. If lots of viewers call them, then we might get some action. You can contact them on 131999.
Waltons DVDs Now Available
Finally Warner Bros have brought out the first season of The Waltons on DVD. It's a good idea to shop around for it as the prices can vary enormously. I managed to get a good price at Best Buy. For those of you who can't find it, or want to get it over the Internet, I buy a lot of items from www.amazon.com and I always find them very good. The Homecoming and Spenser's Mountain are also available on DVD. If we continue to buy them then hopefully more seasons will come.
The Waltons Season 2 DVD Set
Our pleas have been heard! The long awaited Season 2 boxed set of The Waltons will be released on April 26th. Follow this link for more information, and a sneak peek at the box art work. Go to The Waltons DVDs
The Waltons Season 3 DVD Set
After waiting for another year, Warner Bros will finally release the Season 3 boxed set of The Waltons. You can look out for it in April 2006. Great news for fans who have been waiting for so long for this release. There's a small picture of the cover art at TVShowsOnDVD
The Waltons Season 4 DVD Set
Wow! Thanks Warner Bros! Season 4 of The Waltons is planned for release on January 23, 2007. What a great way to start the new year. More details as they come to hand.
Posted: 29th September, 2006.
The Waltons Season 5 DVD Set
Double Wow! We haven't even got Season 4 released yet (it's still a couple of weeks away)but we've had word that Season 5 of The Waltons will be released on May 8th. Now that's super news for us Waltons fans. Thanks a million Warner Bros.
Posted: 11th January, 2007.
The Waltons Season 6 DVD Set
Excellent news for Waltons fans...Season 6 will be released on January 8th, 2008. Thanks Warner Bros!
Posted: 27th September, 2007.
The Waltons Season 7 DVD Set
Once again Warner Bros have listened to Waltons fans...Season 7 will be released on April 29th, 2008. Yay!
Posted: 31st December, 2007.
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