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The Waltons

The life of a Depression-era family in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains is the subject of this wholesome series. The show is seen from the point of view of eldest son John Boy, who eventually goes to college, serves in World War II and becomes a novelist.

Premiere:
Sep 14, 1972
Original Network:
CBS
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All Upcoming Times for The Waltons

Episode Air Date Channel

The Woman

S03, E24  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1975)
John and Olivia prepare for their 20th anniversary; John-Boy falls for an older woman writer and plans to leave.
  • Tue 1/17
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Venture

S03, E25  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1975)
The family may lose its considerable investment in a new business when John is hospitalized with pneumonia.
  • Tue 1/17
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Minstrel

S01, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 21, 1972)
Mary Ellen falls for a minstrel and resists helping the family fulfill a vital contract.
  • Tue 1/17
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Sermon

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 11, 1975)
Miss Hunter and the Rev. Fordwick take a two-week honeymoon, leaving Olivia in the classroom and John-Boy at the pulpit.
  • Wed 1/18
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Genius

S04, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1975)
John-Boy brings home his college tutor, a 16-year-old genius who seems to possess no social skills.
  • Wed 1/18
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Actress

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 4, 1973)
The Waltons aid an actress (Pippa Scott) whose chauffeur robbed and abandoned her after her car broke down.
  • Wed 1/18
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Fighter

S04, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1975)
An aspiring preacher (Cleavon Little) enters a boxing match in order to win enough money to build a church on Walton's Mountain.
  • Thu 1/19
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Prophecy

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 1975)
John is apprehensive about facing his highly successful classmates at his 25-year high-school reunion.
  • Thu 1/19
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Love Story

S01, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1973)
John-Boy falls for a woman (Sian Barbara Allen) who left home to return to her father's house on Walton's Mountain.
  • Thu 1/19
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Boondoggle

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1975)
A journalist finds a secret in the Baldwin sisters' family when he visits Walton's Mountain. Directed by Ralph Waite.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Breakdown

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 1975)
Jason has a breakdown after taking on too many responsibilities in an attempt to prove his worth; guest Mayf Nutter.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Courtship

S01, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 25, 1973)
John-Boy and Grandpa play matchmaker for Olivia's visiting uncle, but the women disapprove of their choice.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Wing Walker

S04, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 1975)
Emotional entanglements follow when John-Boy invites a woman wing-walker (Lee Purcell) to stay at the Walton home.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Competition

S04, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 1975)
Erin and Mary Ellen compete for the attentions of a visiting forestry student; Olivia cares for a foster child.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Gypsies

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 1, 1973)
John-Boy invites Gypsies to camp on the Waltons' land, despite dire predictions; guest Gregory Sierra.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Emergence

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 1975)
Olivia is a substitute teacher at Walton's Mountain School; John-Boy's old flame, Marcia, returns with her new fiance.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Loss

S04, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1975)
The children learn about grief when they try to help a young widow.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Deed

S01, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1973)
John-Boy seeks city employment when a legal mix-up threatens the Waltons' lumber rights; guest Garry Walberg.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Abdication

S04, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 20, 1975)
After he helps with the filming of a writer's experiences with the Waltons, John-Boy is offered a job in New York.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Estrangement

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1975)
The Waltons offer refuge to a woman who left her husband (Richard Hatch), a Walton relative and moonshiner.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Scholar

S01, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1973)
An illiterate woman (Lynn Hamilton) whose daughter is graduating from college asks John-Boy to teach her.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Nurse

S04, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1975)
Mary Ellen learns about math, science and humanity as she works with a public-health nurse while preparing to enter nursing school.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Intruders

S04, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1975)
Ben, his pride wounded by a girl, leaves home as the Waltons compete with another lumber company for an important railroad contract.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Bicycle

S01, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 1, 1973)
John-Boy helps a blacksmith (Ned Beatty) write to a woman; Olivia neglects the family to sing in a choir.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Search

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 1, 1976)
Olivia, Jim-Bob and Elizabeth set out to visit a friend but wind up becoming lost on Walton's Mountain; guest Wilford Brimley.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Secret

S04, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1976)
Suspecting that he may be adopted, Jim-Bob investigates the circumstances of his birth and uncovers a long-hidden family secret.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Townie

S01, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 1973)
John-Boy's casual date for the movies decides to unleash her considerable feminine charms on him.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Burn Out

S04, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 1976)
John-Boy struggles with guilt after fire destroys part of the Walton home and the family is temporarily separated.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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The Burn Out

S04, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 1976)
John-Boy works to rewrite his lost novel, and the Walton children learn lessons about themselves away from home.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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The Journey

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 13, 1973)
John-Boy must choose between an important date and escorting a dying neighbor to a favorite seaside spot.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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