‘Facts of Life’ reboot could be coming to TV

Published August 5
Updated August 18

Let's just blame the recent heat wave in Southern California for the baffling decisions coming out of Hollywood these days. The most recent head-turner? The Hollywood Reporter says a reboot of The Facts of Life is in the works.

According to the website, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel are in early talks to executive produce the series. No network or writer has been revealed yet.

The original Facts of Life, as all good '80s fans know, was a spinoff of TV's Diff'rent Strokes where Mrs. Garrett (played by the late Charlotte Rae) serves as a housemother at the all-girl Eastland School.

The show, which ran from 1979 to 1988, had a changing cast over the years, but at its core featured Lisa Whelchel as "Blair," Kim Fields as "Tootie," Mindy Cohn as "Natalie" and Nancy McKeon on "Jo." (Other notable-but-shortlived castmembers included Molly Ringwald and George Clooney.)

News recently broke that Warner Bros. TV is looking to reboot the TV show ALF. We're betting we haven't heard the last of the reboot news this summer.

Editor's note: Actress Charlotte Rae passed away Sunday at age 92, reports CNN. Read more about her amazing career.

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