'Facts of Life': Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon reuniting for TV movie
Here's some news to help "when the world never seems to be livin' up to your dreams": The cast of "The Facts of Life" is coming together for a holiday movie.
People reported the news Monday in an article, which Lifetime shared to its official Twitter account.
"The holiday's just got jollier and that's a fact!," the network posted. "#ItsAWonderfulLifetime kicks off this Friday at 8/7c and you don't want to miss it."
Stars of the series which ran from 1979 to 1988 - Lisa Whelchel (Blair), Kim Fields ("Tootie"), Mindy Cohn (Natalie) and Nancy McKeon (Jo) - will appear in "You Light Up My Christmas," part of Lifetime's It's A Wonderful Lifetime holiday offering kicking off Oct. 25.
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"Facts of Life" stars Nancy McKeon, top left, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, bottom left, and Mindy Cohn. (Photo: Gary Null/NBC)
A description of the TV movie premiering Dec. 1 from Lifetime's website offers insight into the reunion project.
"Inspired by true events, Emma (Kim Fields) returns to her hometown built around her family's pioneer Christmas Light Factory two weeks before Christmas. However upon Emma's return, she discovers the lights have gone dim in the once festive town, prompting her to reconnect with an old flame to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again."
Actresses Kim Fields, left, Charlotte Rae and Lisa Whelchel attend Hallmark's Home and Family "Facts of Life Reunion" on Feb. 12, 2016 in Universal City, Calif. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Fields, who People reports also serves as executive producer, told the outlet in a statement the group is "a family so it was great to work together on something new!"
"It's been amazing to work together again and have the ladies' input on their characters from their wardrobe to names, as well as provide fun inside jokes for fans," she said in her statement. Fields added an ice skating rink featured in the movie was named after their former "Facts" co-star Charlotte Rae (Edna Garrett), at Fields' request. Rae died on Aug. 5, 2018 at the age of 92.
USA TODAY has reached out to a rep for Fields for comment about the TV movie.
Fields also posted a behind-the-scenes look at the movie on her Instagram Monday, which earned a comment full of star emojis from Cohn.
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