The Waltons



The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II.

The series pilot aired as a television movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story and was broadcast on December 19, 1971. Beginning in September 1972, the series originally aired on CBS for a total of nine seasons. After the series was canceled in 1981, three television movie sequels followed in 1982, with three more in the 1990s. The Waltons was produced by Lorimar Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in syndication.

  1. Earl Hamner, Jr.


Series Cast

  1. Ralph Waite

    Ralph Waite

    John Walton Sr.

    222 Episodes

  2. Michael Learned

    Michael Learned

    Olivia Walton

    222 Episodes

  3. Richard Thomas

    Richard Thomas

    John-boy Walton

    222 Episodes

  4. Will Geer

    Will Geer

    Zebulon Tyler Walton (grandfather)

    222 Episodes

  5. Ellen Corby

    Ellen Corby

    Ester Walton

    222 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

The Waltons

Season 9

1980 | 22 Episodes

Season 9 of The Waltons premiered on November 27, 1980.

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Status Ended


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    The broadcaster must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 50m



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