You take the good, you take the bad, you take ’em both, and there you have… yet another reboot of a classic TV series.
The original Facts of Life, which aired on NBC from 1979 to 1988, followed a group of girls — Blair (Lisa Whelchel), Natalie (Mindy Cohn), Jo (Nancy McKeon), Tootie (Kim Fields) and a revolving door of other characters — living at Eastland School, an all-girls boarding academy in Peekskill, N.Y. Under the tutelage of the wise Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae), they learned… well, exactly what the title suggested. The show was a spinoff of Diff’rent Strokes, on which Mrs. Garrett served as the Drummonds’ housekeeper.
The Facts of Life joins a slew of other classic series currently being redeveloped for a modern audience. Earlier this week, TVLine exclusively reported that a reboot of ALF is in the works at Warner Bros. TV.
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