A Fact Of Life - Fact - Best+ 2009-2015 series focuses on Edna Garrett Charlotte Rae as she becomes a housemother and from the second season onward, a dietitian as well at the fictional Eastland School, an all-girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. A spin-off of Diff'rent Strokesthe series featured the Drummonds' former housekeeper Edna Garrett Charlotte Rae becoming the housemother of a dormitory at Eastland School, a private all-girls school.
The pilot for the show was originally aired as the last episode of the first season of Diff'rent Strokes and was called "The Girls' School a. Garrett's Girls. Garrett help her sew costumes for a student play at East Lake School for Girls, the school Kimberly attended in upstate New York, as her dorm's housemother had recently quit. Garrett agrees to help, puts on a successful play and also solves a problem for Nancy.
Garrett is asked to stay on as the new housemother but states she would rather remain working for the Drummonds at the end of the pilot. Following the pilot, the name Muchacha Ingrata - Various - El Parral the school was changed to Eastland and characters were replaced, with Natalie, Cindy Julie Anne Haddock and Mr. Bradley becoming part of the main group featured.
Although Kimberly Drummond is featured as a student at East Lake, her character did not cross over to the spinoff series with Mrs. In the show's first season, episodes focus on the issues of seven girls, with the action usually set in a large, wood-paneled common room of a girls' dormitory. Also appearing was the school's headmaster, Mr. Early episodes of the show typically revolve around a central morality-based or "lesson teaching" theme.
The show's pilot episode plot included a story line in which Blair Warner insinuates that her schoolmate Cindy Webster is a lesbianbecause she is a tomboy and frequently shows affection for other girls.
Other season one episodes deal with issues including drug use, sex, eating disordersparental relationships and peer pressure. The producers felt that there were too many characters given the limitations of the half-hour sitcom format and that the plot lines should be more focused to give the remaining girls more room for character development.
Four of the original actresses— Julie Anne Haddock CindyJulie Piekarski Sue AnnFelice Schachter Nancy and Molly Ringwald Molly —were written out of the show, although the four did make periodic guest appearances in the second and third seasons and all but Molly Ringwald appeared in one "reunion" episode in the eighth season.
Bradley's character was also dropped and replaced by Mr. Charles Parker, played by actor Roger Perry. Perry would make appearances through the beginning of season 5. Garrett became the school dietitian as the second season began.
A run-in with the law forced the four to be separated from the other girls and work in the cafeteria, living together in a spare room next to Mrs. Garrett's bedroom. The season two premiere of the retooled series saw an immediate ratings Crush The Demoniac - Cro-Mags - Best Wishes. InJo and Blair graduated Eastland Academy in the highly anticipated season four finale "Graduation".
To keep the four girls under one roof, the hour-long season five premiere "Brave New World" saw Mrs. Garrett go into business for herself and open a gourmet food venture named Edna's Edibles it placed No.
The four girls would come to live and work with Mrs. Garrett in this new refreshed space. In SeptemberNBC moved the seventh season of the series to its burgeoning Saturday night lineup atas a lead-in for A Fact Of Life - Fact - Best+ 2009-2015 new series The Golden Girls at 9 p. In an attempt to refresh the "ratings work horse" and increase ratings, George Clooney was added to the regular cast and Mrs.
Garrett's store was gutted by fire in the season seven premiere "Out of the Fire". The follow-up episodes "Into the Frying Pan" and "Grand Opening" had the girls join together to rebuild the store with a pop culture-influenced gift shop, called Over Our Heads. The changes proved successful as all three episodes placed in the top ten ratings each week. By the end of the season, TV Guide reported, " Facts ' success has been so unexpected that scions of Hollywood are still taken aback by it Facts has in fact been among NBC's top-ranked comedies for the past five years.
It finished twenty-third overall for the — season, handily winning its time slot against its most frequent competitors, Stiertrage Im Hof - Hermann Nitsch - Das 6-Tage-Spiel Des Orgien Mysterien Theaters and Benson.
Lisa Whelchel stated, 'We're easily overlooked because we've never been a huge hit; we just sort of snuck in there. Charlotte Rae initially reduced her role in seasons six and seven and later decided to leave the series altogether, believing she had done all she could do with her character and desired to move on to other projects.
A Fact Of Life - Fact - Best+ 2009-2015 married the man of her dreams and joined him in Africa while he worked for the Peace Corps. Garrett convinces her sister, Beverly Ann Stickle Cloris Leachmanto take over the shop and look after the girls.
Describing the new changes to The Facts of Life Brandon TartikoffNBC Entertainment President, said he "was surprised that The Facts of Life performed well this season, as, with a major cast change and all, I thought it might not perform as it had in the past. Facts has been renewed for next season. In the ninth and final season, the series aired on NBC's Saturday night lineup at 8 o'clock NBC still had confidence in the series, making it the 8 p.
For February Nielsen rating sweepsthe writers created a controversial storyline in this season for the episode titled "The First Time", in which Natalie became the first of the girls to lose her virginity. Lisa Whelchel refused this particular storyline that would have made her character, not Natalie, the first among the four young women in the show to lose her virginity.
Having become a Christian when she was 10, Whelchel refused because of her Christian convictions. Whelchel appeared in every episode but asked to be written out of "The First Time". Clair Jami Gertz. Shoplifter Kelly Pamela Segall was billed as a regular during the fifth season.
Natalie's grandmother was played by Molly Picon and appeared in two episodes. Hugh Gillin appeared in four episodes as Howard. Officer Ziaukus was played by Larry Wilmoreand appeared in 2 episodes. A episode was built around Natalie coming to terms with the sudden death of her father. Characters from Diff'rent Strokes also appeared in some episodes of both season one and season two.
Charles Parker Roger Perrywho served as headmaster of Eastland following Lawlor's exit from the show. The Facts of Life was produced first by T. Sony Pictures Television currently owns the distribution rights to the sitcom. The well-known opening lyric "You take the good, you take the bad The original lyrics eventually shifted to the closing credits before being dropped entirely. Burton, Loring and Thicke had previously composed the theme to Diff'rent Strokeswhich was sung by Thicke.
Garrett and the girls travel to France, aired September 25, It scored Looking Over The Edge ! Medium - Various - Hypnotrance Vol. 5 (The Intergalactic Trance Collection) movie was later added to the American syndication package, separated into four half-hour episodes; however, the original cut of the film appears on the Season 4 DVD set in The TVmovie was directed by Asaad Kelada.
The Telemovie was also syndicated as four half-hour episodes in later U. Garrett and the girls are reunited in Peekskill, New York, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Nancy McKeon Jo did not appear in this movie. Her character's absence is explained as being on assignment as a police officer.
Episodes aired on television stations nationwide from September 15, to September 10,then aired on the USA Network on and off from September 13,  to September 11, Episodes were available on Comcast 's Video-On-Demand service from August 8, to July 31, and again from the August 6, until Tube Time's shutdown date on December 31, On July 16, full episodes and short "minisodes" of The Facts of Life became available online via Hulu.
The Facts of Life was originally not A Fact Of Life - Fact - Best+ 2009-2015 ratings winner on Friday nights in its summer debut in or in its second tryout in the spring of It ranked 74th of 79 shows on the air in the year-end Nielsen ratings and was NBC's lowest-rated series. The show was put on hiatus and extensively retooled in preparation for season two.
Still, the series easily won its time slot and garnering high numbers in the coveted teen and 18—49 demographics.
One of the highest rated season eight episodes saw the original season one cast return for a mini-reunion. Titled "The Little Chill", it placed No. With the advent shortly thereafter of TV on DVD and Columbia House's eventual move from the direct marketing model A Fact Of Life - Fact - Best+ 2009-2015 exclusive series, the tapes were discontinued. The third season was released on October 24, This release failed to match the success of the first and second seasons, sales-wise.
The first and second seasons were also released in Region 4 on March 7, Factory acquired the rights to the series and released the fourth season on Region 1 DVD on May 4, On January 13,Shout! A website containing recaps of the episodes and additional commentary is available at www. The various attempts at spin-offs were backdoor pilotswhich were shown as episodes of The Facts of Life.
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