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The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it the longest running sitcom of the 1980s. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the series' premise focuses on Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

  1. Norman Lear


  2. Dick Clair


  3. Jenna McMahon


Series Cast

  1. Lisa Whelchel

    Lisa Whelchel

    Blair Warner

    201 Episodes

  2. Kim Fields

    Kim Fields

    Tootie Ramsey

    201 Episodes

  3. Mindy Cohn

    Mindy Cohn

    Natalie Green

    201 Episodes

  4. Nancy McKeon

    Nancy McKeon

    Joanne Jo Polniaczek

    188 Episodes

  5. Charlotte Rae

    Charlotte Rae

    Edna Garrett

    153 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

The Facts of Life

Season 9

1987 | 24 Episodes

Season 9 of The Facts of Life premiered on September 26, 1987.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m, 22m



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