JIMMY Kimmel and legendary sitcom creator Norman Lear are bringing back remakes of the classic television series the Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes.
The remake episode aired during the ABC special Live In Front of A Studio Audience on December 7, 2021.
Who is in the cast of the Facts of Life 2021?
The Facts of Life, a spinoff of Diff'rent Strokes, originally aired on NBC from 1979 to 1988, becoming one of the longest-running sitcoms of the ’80s.
The Facts of Life/Diff'rent Strokes remake, which aired on the ABC special, features a stellar line-up in its cast.
First on the roster is Hollywood megastar Jennifer Anniston who plays the role of Blair.
"The reason I wanted to be a part of this was because, um, just two words: Norman Lear. [I] grew up on everything he did," she revealed in an interview.
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She admitted that performing live in front of a studio audience was something she had not done in a while, "but that the concept makes me nervous and I like to feel nervous.”
Emmy-award-winning Ann Dowd plays Mrs. Garrett, while Kathryn Hahn plays Jo.
Gabrielle Union takes on the role of Tootie and Allison Tolman as Natalie.
Surprise guest stars include Will Arnett, Jon Stewart, and Jason Bateman.
Kevin Hart, John Lithgow, and Damon Wayans take on Diff'rent Strokes as Arnold, Mr. Drummond and Willis, respectively.
There were many mystery guests on Tuesdays episode including rapper Snoop Dogg who showed up as a friend of older brother Willis.
What is the Facts of Life about?
The Facts of Life follows Mrs. Edna Garrett, the Drummonds' former housekeeper, who teaches a group of girls at a boarding school how to tackle teenage life and later adulthood.
Creators of the original show were Dick Clair, Howard Leeds, and Jerry Mayer.
Fans of the show were happy to see some of the originals back for the episode recreation.
One viewer tweeted, "They brought back the originals from The Facts of Life! I see you, Kim Fields! #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience."
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