(October 8, 2007 - Burbank, CA) – Another heartwarming season of the critically-acclaimed family drama, "The Waltons" will be available on DVD when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases "The Waltons: The Complete Sixth Season" on January 8, 2008. The five-disc set features all 26 episodes from the series’ sixth season and retails for $39.98 SRP. Order due date is set for December 4, 2007. Viewers partake in many joyous celebrations with the loveable Waltons clan, during the sixth season of this poignant classic series. John Boy (Richard Thomas) comes home from New York, participates in the re-opening of the old Guthrie mine, and also proposes to Daisy Garner (Deirdre Lenihan). Another significant homecoming is that of Grandma Esther (Ellen Corby), who is finally released from the hospital into the care of her loving family. The Waltons welcome a new addition to the family when Mary Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) and Curt (Tom Bower) have a baby boy named John Curtis. John and Olivia celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and John discovers the family is nearly out of their debt. But the joy is fleeting when it’s set against the tragedy of events in the outside world. As the fall of 1939 turns into the spring of 1940, war rages in Europe and the Waltons are soon caught in its chilling grasp. Curt is called up for duty and soldiers train on Walton property. The first local enlistee dies. British children flee the Blitz for the safety of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Depression may finally be ending but even tougher times lay ahead. “Decades after its original run, 'The Waltons' remains enormously popular with consumers. The show offers brilliant writing, talented performers, high-quality production and entertaining stories presented in a family-friendly and wholesome way,” commented Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV & Special Interest Marketing. She added, “'The Waltons' DVD series has been well received by consumers and we think viewers of all ages will enjoy having this sixth volume as part of their home entertainment collections.” "The Waltons," which made its network television premiere on September 14, 1972 on CBS, follows one family’s journey as they run a lumber mill during the Great Depression in rural Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Created and narrated by author Earl Hamner, Jr., the program is a reflection of Hamner’s own upbringing during the same era, with his experiences re-told to the viewer through the eyes of aspiring writer John Boy Walton (portrayed by Richard Thomas). The close-knit family includes father John Walton, Sr. (Ralph Waite) and his wife Olivia (Michael Learned), and their children John Boy, Mary Ellen, Jim-Bob, Elizabeth, Jason, Erin and Ben. Grandparents Zeb (Will Geer) and Esther (Ellen Corby) serve as the family elders of this large and loving family, who together face the challenges of 1930s United States while living on Walton’s Mountain. Season six aired on CBS from September 15, 1977 to March 30, 1978 and featured 26 episodes. The sixth season of "The Waltons" was nominated for five Emmy awards, including Lead Actor (Ralph Waite, John Walton, Sr.), Lead Actress (Michael Learned, Olivia Walton) and Supporting Actor (Will Greer, ‘Grandpa’ Zebulon Walton) and Supporting Actress (Ellen Corby, ‘Grandma’ Esther Walton). The Credits With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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