‘Facts of Life’ cast to reunite at TV Land Awards
Either TV Landís audience is getting younger or weíre getting older. (Donít answer that.) The network has announced that the cast of The Facts of Life will reunite next month for the first time in 20 years to accept the Pop Culture Award at the 2011 TV Land Awards. Thatís Mindy Cohn (Natalie), Kim Fields (Tootie), Nancy McKeon (Jo), Lisa Whelchel (Blair), and Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Garrett). George Clooney is curiously left off the announcement. Iím hoping for at least a taped message.
What facts of life did you glean from the show? For me, it was beware of nice young girls in coffee shops in New York (theyíre teen prostitutes) and ìAuî is the symbol for gold.
In other TV Land Award news, Gabe Kaplan, co-creator and star of Welcome Back, Kotter, has been added to that castís reunion to receive the 35th Anniversary Award, as has Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein). They join their previously confirmed castmates John Travolta, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ron Palillo, and Marcia Strassman. Other honorees include Regis Philbin (Legend Award), Family Ties (Fan Favorite Award), and The Cosby Show (Impact Award).