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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – A Walton Easter

One of the most popular TV families ever is back tonight on Hallmark Channel. First they’re back in A Walton Easter, albeit in a TV movie from 1997. Then Earl Hammer, Jr., the creator and narrator of the show, hosts a look at the show, comparing it to his own life which the show is based on. I’m hoping this special includes some recent looks at the cast with a where are they now.

1. ATP Tennis. Women’s Final of Sony Ericcson Open from Miami. 11:30 AM CT CBS

2. Red Bull Signature Series. Showcasing the best all-around snowboarders. 12:00 PM CT NBC

3. A League of Their Own. Now that baseball season is in full swing, we can watch a non-traditional baseball movie, the one that shined some light on the first women’s professional baseball league. Just remember the golden rule, “There’s no crying in baseball.” 1:00 PM CT TVLand

4. PGA Tour Golf. Third round of the Shell Houston Open fro Redstone Golf Club in Humble, TX. 2:00 PM CT NBC

5. NBA Basketball. New Orleans Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers. 2:30 PM CT NBA TV

6. The Final Four Show. Preview of semifinals of NCAA Basketball Tournament from New Orleans. 3:00 PM CT CBS

7. The Blind Side. So much more than a football movie. It’s a movie about the realization that everyone deserves a chance at life, and just that simple chance can change everything. Sandra Bullock stars. 4:00 PM CT ABC Family

8. College Basketball. First Semifinal of NCAA Basketball Tournament from New Orleans. 5:00 PM CT CBS

9. A Walton Easter. From 1997. John-Boy (Richard Thomas) is now a married New York TV news anchor and is writing a new book. When John-Boy and his very pregnant wife Janet (Kate McNeil) join his family for the celebration of his parent’s 40th wedding anniversary, John-Boy yearns to move back to the mountain which conflicts with Janet’s wishes to stay in New York. As they struggle to resolve their differences, Elizabeth (Kami Cotler) finds heartache with an old flame. When Janet gives birth, the family is drawn closer together than ever before. 5:00 PM CT Hallmark

11. NBA Basketball. Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks. 6:30 PM CT NBA TV

12. Escape Routes. Six teams of two compete in a national road trip. 7:00 PM CT NBC

13. Q’Viva! The Chosen. Injuries hamper some of the contestants’ chances. 7:00 PM CT Fox

14. A Decade of the Waltons. This family special highlights the greatest moments from one of America’s most beloved series, “The Waltons.” Earl Hammer, Jr., creator and narrator of the original show, hosts and reminisces about his own childhood which is the basis for the Emmy® Award-winning series. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

15. 48 Hours: Hard Evidence. In the first hour, the Casey Anthony verdict. In the second hour, A real estate mogul accused of stealing $40 million is murdered. In the third hour, a woman’s ex disappears, and her lies do her in. 7:00 PM CT TLC

16. Must Love Cats. A Hamptons chef cooking gourmet meals for cats, and New Jeresey kitty couture. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

17. College Basketball. Second Semifinal of NCAA Basketball Tournament from New Orleans. 7:30 PM CT CBS

18. The Firm. Sarah Holt admits to the truth about her case to Mitch, he makes a mistake that could imprison one of his clients for life, and Tammy asks a hacker to look for clues on Sarah’s computer. 8:00 PM CT NBC

19. 20/20. “My Extreme Affliction.” 8:00 PM CT ABC

20. Seattle Superstorm. A scientist looks for answers when the planet is threatened by cataclysmic weather. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

21. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. Time and Jenae move in with Miss Robbie, leading to tensions running high among Robbie and Tim. 8:00 PM CT OWN

22. Too Cute. “Pool Puppies.” 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

23. Midnight in Paris. A screenwriter/novelist vacations with his fiancee in Paris, and while alone at night in the city, finds himself back in time with icons of art and literature. Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams star. 8:00 PM CT Starz

24. Beverly’s Full House. Beverly gets ready to open her house to her daughter and family, and a turbulent past is back at the forefront. 9:00 PM CT OWN

25. NBA Basketball. New Jersey Nets at Sacramento Kings. 9:00 PM CT NBA TV

Good night, John Boy!