It was recently announced that Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon, and Lisa Whelchel will be reuniting for the TV Land Awards. It will be held in New York on April 10th and be broadcast on TV Land on April 17th. The event will mark the first time since 1986 that all five of the core Facts of Life actresses will be back together.
Some 10 years ago, Rae, Cohn, Fields, and Whelchel recreated their sitcom roles for the TV movie called The Facts of Life Reunion. It’s 13 years later and the girls have grown into independent women. Mrs. Garrett is headed back to America to see her girls again at a reunion at Peekskill. Blair is still wealthy and running a hotel chain with her husband (who she suspects is having an affair). Tootie has given up acting to become a talk show host. Natalie’s a news producer who’s being pursued by two men. Jo is supposed to join them but her teenage daughter and husband come in her place.
It’s not the best reunion movie but it’s always fun to see the actresses together again. Thanks to a nice YouTuber, you can watch it below. Take a look:
What do you think? Did you like the reunion movie? What worked? What didn’t?