The Waltons cast members are slated to participate in an on-air reunion that will include a live Q&A session along with a musical performance
Various members of the cast of The Waltons have been tapped to participate in an episode of the charity benefit program Stars In The House.
Series regulars Mary Beth McDonough, Kami Cotler and Eric Scott will feature on the live discussion show along with other cast mates from the CBS program.
The episode will be broadcasted on Thursday to both the Stars In The House website and its official YouTube channel, and will feature a live Q&A session along with a musical performance.
Bringing them back: Various cast members from The Waltons are set to participate in a reunion on the benefit program Stars In The House; the main cast is seen 1972
The Waltons was originally based off of a book entitled Spencer’s Mountain, which was written by Earl Hamner; the writer also created and developed the drama series.
The fictional Walton Mountain setting of the show was based off of a real community in Virginia named Schuyler, where Hamner spent his childhood.
The series follows the lives of the eponymous family as they attempt to carve out a living through the years of the Great Depression and World War II.
Each episode featured a narration from the older version of the character John-Boy; Hamner provided the voice for the character, who was partially based on him as well.
Long time running: The Waltons aired for nine seasons between 1972 and 1981 on CBS; the cast is seen together in a promotional portrait in 1975
The series, which ran from 1972 until 1981, received positive reviews during its time on the air and was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series a year after its debut.
Numerous guest stars appeared on the program during its run, including Sissy Spacek, Ron Howard and Merle Haggard.
Three separate reunion movies were produced after the show’s cancellation, which all aired in 1982.
Real life inspiration: The series was based off of the childhood of series creator Earl Hamner, who also provided voiceover for the older version of John-Boy in the show; Ralph Waite, Richard Thomas, and Michael Learned are pictured together in 1974
A trilogy of television features were again filmed over the course of the 1990’s, and many of the original cast members returned to participate in them.
The Waltons also inspired a short-lived animated series entitled These Are The Days, which ran for a single season on ABC before being shelved.
Other show casts that have been brought together by the James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky-hosted program include those of Taxi, 30 Rock and Desperate Housewives, among numerous others.
Getting back together: The cast of the program reunited for a number of television movies after the show’s cancellation; various cast members are seen together in 2015
Stars In The House began in March of last year and aims to bring stars of stage and screen together to raise funds for individuals working in the entertainment industry who have been impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
In addition to the two main hosts, CBS News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. John LaPook also features on the program to answer any questions regarding coronavirus.
Since its inception, the program has raised over $750,000 for various organizations, including The Actors Fund and the NAACP.
A good cause: Stars In The House has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various organizations who aim to help individuals in the entertainment industry who have been affected by the global pandemic
Taking the reins: The show is hosted by Broadway mainstays Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley; Dr. John LaPook also joins the program to answer any coronavirus-related inquiries