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22 fan favorite TV characters who came very late to the show

12 November 2014 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Earlier this week, Yahoo announced that season 6 of "Community" would get some much-needed new blood, with Paget Brewster and Keith David joining a cast that's lost Donald Glover, Chevy Chase and Yvette Nicole Brown in the last few years (not to mention prominent recurring players Jonathan Banks and John Oliver). Now, sometimes, late-in-life TV show cast changes and/or additions can be a death knell. "The X-Files" without Mulder (and then Scully) just isn't "The X-Files," and nobody much liked either Doggett or (especially) Reyes. Ditto "The Facts of Life" trying to swap in Cloris Leachman for Charlotte Rae, or "Welcome Back Kotter" thinking they could survive without John Travolta as Barbarino. Other times, though, a cast change can be just the shot in the arm a veteran show needs. "Law & Order" most famously made a science out of swapping actors in and out of its cast, but lots of »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Spooky Sitcoms: 9 Times Classic Shows Got Creepy, Scary or Downright Weird

24 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sitcoms have given us so much - laughs, convoluted misunderstandings and even life lessons. But on occasion, they also broke from the typical formula and gave us a few scares. Sometimes they did it to celebrate Halloween. Sometimes they just did it to freak out children in the audience who might not be in on the joke. Here, then, are a handful of the oddball episodes of classic sitcoms that you can watch right now online - and that you might not believe actually aired until you see them for yourself. The Facts of Life, "The Seven Little Indians" Aired: »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Archie Panjabi is leaving 'The Good Wife' to star in her own TV show

15 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Archie Panjabi is leaving “The Good Wife" to star in her own TV show Kalinda will exit at the end of the season so that Panjabi could pursue her own TV series. Panjabi has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to star in her own drama pilot sometime in 2015. NBC scraps “Mission Control” starring Krysten Ritter The ‘60s-set midseason workplace comedy starring Ritter as a strong woman who butts head at Nasa with an astronaut amid the race to the moon won’t air due to casting issues. “Mission Control’s” producers included Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and “It’s Always Sunny’s” David Hornsby. “The Facts of Life” alum Mindy Cohn to visit “Bones” She’ll play Daisy’s "New Age-focused doula." Click Read Full Post For More “Person of Interest” is coming to Netflix The first three seasons of the CBS drama will be available for »

- Norman Weiss

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Facts of Life Star Stops By Girl Meets World to Take On the Grim Reaper—Watch!

1 October 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Girl meets horror! It's officially October, people, which means it's now socially acceptable to get excited over Halloween. (But let's be honest, we were excited in August.) Already in the holiday spirit? Girl Meets World! The Disney Channel hit series' Halloween-themed episode airs Thursday and features a very special guest star: The Facts of Life's Charlotte Rae  (aka Mrs. Garrett!) as Gammy Hart, Maya's (Sabrina Carpenter) grandmother. And we've got your exclusive first look at Rae in action in our sneak peek at the episode, "Girl Meets World: of Terror" above. Warning: Charlotte Rae might actually scare you in the clip, seeing as she pops out of nowhere to startle »

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Facts of Life Cast Reunites After 35 Years, Talk George Clooney's Guest Role: "He Was Just Another Actor to Us"

16 September 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The ladies of Eastland Academy are all grown up! The cast of classic sitcom The Facts of Life reunited at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills to celebrate the show's milestone 35th anniversary. Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel and Charlotte Rae gathered onstage at the PaleyFest's Fall TV Previews to dish about working on the series for nine seasons. "We were such a guilty pleasure for many people for so long," Cohn, who played Natalie Green, told Today. "It's kind of nice that we have aged into being cool now." Kim Fields, who played Tootie Ramsey, was notably missing from the event but sent a video message in her absence to thank her former costars. The »

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The Facts of Life Cast Members Reunite for the Show's 35th Anniversary

16 September 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thirty-five years after The Facts of Life made its TV debut, the stars are still taking the good and taking the bad - though they admit there's been a whole lot more of the former. Actresses Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn and Charlotte Rae reunited Monday at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for the 35th anniversary of the beloved sitcom and shared fond memories of their now-iconic run. "I think what tickles me more than anything is we used to be everybody's guilty pleasure," Cohn, 48, who played Natalie on the show, tells People. "Now, it's like, »

- Scott Huver, @thehuve

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The Facts of Life Cast Members Reunite for the Show's 35th Anniversary

16 September 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thirty-five years after The Facts of Life made its TV debut, the stars are still taking the good and taking the bad - though they admit there's been a whole lot more of the former. Actresses Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn and Charlotte Rae reunited Monday at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for the 35th anniversary of the beloved sitcom and shared fond memories of their now-iconic run. "I think what tickles me more than anything is we used to be everybody's guilty pleasure," Cohn, 48, who played Natalie on the show, tells People. "Now, it's like, »

- Scott Huver, @thehuve

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‘Facts of Life’ Cast Talks Show’s Impact, Sitcoms and George Clooney at PaleyFest

16 September 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s been 35 years since the NBC show premiered, but fans were still nostalgic to gather Sept. 15  at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills to talk the good, talk the bad and everything else you might have about “The Facts of Life,” the groundbreaking sitcom about the goings-on at an all-girls boarding school and the housemother who watched over them.

Although Kim Fields, who played Tootie, couldn’t make it, her co-stars Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn and Charlotte Rae were in attendance for a panel discussion, with Rae getting a standing ovation upon her entrance.

#FactsofLife reunion at @paleycenter after the standing ovation for Charlotte Rae. pic.twitter.com/w2QeYdZKC3

— Whitney Friedlander (@loislane79) September 16, 2014

An anomaly for its time, the sitcom created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon had an almost all-female cast and also didn’t shy away from “very special episodes” that over »

- Whitney Friedlander

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"Facts of Life" Cast Reunites to Celebrate 35th Anniversary

16 September 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's hard to believe it's been 35 years since "The Facts of Life" premiered.Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green), Geri Jewell ("Cousin" Geri), Lisa Whelchel (Blair Warner), Charlotte Rae (Edna Garrett) and Nancy McKeon (Jo Polniaczek) reunited to celebrate the hit show's big anniversary on Monday night at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.Kim Fields, who played Tootie Ramsey in the 1979-88 sitcom, was noticeably absent at the event. She couldn't be there in person but recorded a video message for the fans. While the long-running sitcom was clearly a fan favorite, the ladies were divided over whether they believed their show would be a hit today. "If we were all naked, maybe," Whelchel joked to the audience (via Hollywood Reporter). "TV is so edgy now; you have to go outside the norm to get a show. It would be four girls and a housemother, but in a totally different situation. »

- tooFab Staff

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On the scene: PaleyFest's closing night reunites 'The Facts of Life' cast

16 September 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

PaleyFest’s Fall TV Previews wrapped Monday night with Fall Flashback: The Facts of Life 35th Anniversary Reunion, a celebration of the coming-of-age sitcom’s lasting legacy (as well as its upcoming nine-season box set, to be released in January).

The event, held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, began with a screening of the season 2 episode “Cousin Geri,” which originally aired December 24, 1980. The episode explores Blair’s relationship with her cousin (played by Geri Jewell), a comedian who has cerebral palsy. It was framed by loud applause during the sitcom’s opening and closing credits, which »

- C. Molly Smith

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Top 10 “One Last Job” Scenes

11 September 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With November Man out, excitement for Pierce Bosnan’s return to spying is at an all-time high for many James Bond fans. November Man, based on the seventh installment of Bill Granger’s book series called There Are No Spies, is about ex- CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Bosnan). While living a quiet life in Switzerland, Devereaux is ejected out of retirement for one last mission. Although the concept of the “one last mission/job” is not a new concept for Hollywood, it definitely has its place in cinema history, branching out to a wide range of reasons why our beloved characters are being pulled back into their past lives. From a retiree’s last gig, to the bad-boy-gone-good-and-then-bad-again mission, to the revenge premise, mythology of the ex-professional can surely delight and excite us to champion our heroes for one last fight. Here are scenes from ten incredible “one last job” films, »

- Christopher Clemente

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Believe It or Not: ‘The Greatest American Hero’ Joins TV’s Parade of Remakes

30 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen J. Cannell’s “The Greatest American Hero” is suiting up for a revival at Fox, a network that didn’t exist during the show’s initial run on ABC in 1981-83. The quirky action-comedy is one of a spate of classic-tv remakes percolating at the major networks.

Rodney Rothman (“22 Jump Street”) is penning the script for the new “Hero” and will exec produce with Phil Lord and Chris Miller for 20th Century Fox TV. Tawnia McKiernan, a busy TV director who is the daughter of Cannell, will exec produce along with Seth Cohen, head of TV for Lord and Miller’s 20th TV-based banner.

“Hero” had a bumpy run starting as a midseason entry for ABC in March 1981.  But the show remains well-loved among TV buffs for its offbeat mix of comedy and fantasy. The original starred William Katt as a goofy high school teacher who has an alien »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Game of Links

30 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Catching up on news & noteworthy we didn't cover the past couple of days...

Brangelina

Vanity Fair the details of the Brangelina marriage that we know. I'm really so happy for them as a longtime fan but...

Time knocks them for not keeping their promise to the gays. I knew this backlash would happen. But they did hold out a long time and they've done so much good for the world including for marriage equality that I think we should let it slide

Gawker asks the intriguing question: "Why is Angelina Jolia a movie star?"

Some of her movies have been well-received acting vehicles. Some of her movies have been gargantuan commercial products. There is no place where those circles overlap on the Venn diagram. 

It's worth pondering her atypical celebrity.

Absolute Must Read!

/bent has a fascinating long essay about HBO, Game of Thrones, and the distinct feeling that TV »

- NATHANIEL R

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My So-Called Life: where are they now?

24 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Oscar-winning to Homeland and more, here's what the cast of My So-Called Life have been up to over the past 2 decades...

Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?

While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.

Claire Danes (Angela Chase)

After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »

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Paley Center Sets ‘Facts of Life’ Reunion, Fall Preview Screenings

5 August 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Paley Center for Media will host a 35th anniversary “Facts of Life” reunion event on Sept. 15 as part of its annual Fall TV Preview screenings held Sept. 6-15 at its facilities in New York and Beverly Hills.

Shows getting a big push at the Paleyfest Fall Screenings include CBS’ “Scorpion,” ABC’s “Black-ish,” CW’s “Jane the Virgin” and “The Flash,” NBC’s “Marry Me,” Fox’s “Mulaney” and “Red Band Society.”

The “Facts of Life” reunion will include cast members and creatives from the teen-fave series about a boarding school for girls that ran from 1979-1988 on NBC. Also getting a showcase at the screenings is the second season premiere of MTV’s “Faking It.”

Here are the schedules for the screenings in Beverly Hills and New York:

Beverly Hills

The CW | Saturday, September 6

5:00 pm

5:30 pm

Doors Open, Preview Party/ Reception begins (food & drinks included)

Screening »

- Variety Staff

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Need a Vacation? Take It Online with Your Favorite Classic Sitcoms!

28 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Summer means two things for most Americans: A family trip and a lack of decent TV. However, if you're currently stuck at home, wishing you could find something better to watch, we've got an easy, free solution. You can just ride along with your favorite sitcom of choice! Remember when sitcoms regularly had group vacations, played out over a series of episodes or even over two-hour movie events? Sure, Modern Family still does an "away" adventure about once per season, but there was a time when a vacation episode was a full-fledged TV event. Shows you loved would ditch the »

- Drew Mackie

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Facts of Life's Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel Reunite in New TV Movie: 'It's Like Old Times'

19 July 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields landed starring roles on The Facts of Life in 1979, they had no idea that their characters would become '80s icons - or that they'd become such close friends. After Facts ended in 1988, the girls (along with Nancy McKeon and Mindy Cohn) went their separate ways but always kept in touch. Fields, 45, stayed in the industry, starring on Living Single before going behind the camera. (She has directed and produced dozens of sitcom episodes.) She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Christopher Morgan, and her two sons: Sebastian, 7, and Quincy, 7 months. Whelchel, 51, retired from »

- Steve Helling

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Facts of Life's Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel Reunite in New TV Movie: 'It's Like Old Times'

19 July 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields landed starring roles on The Facts of Life in 1979, they had no idea that their characters would become '80s icons - or that they'd become such close friends. After Facts ended in 1988, the girls (along with Nancy McKeon and Mindy Cohn) went their separate ways but always kept in touch. Fields, 45, stayed in the industry, starring on Living Single before going behind the camera. (She has directed and produced dozens of sitcom episodes.) She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Christopher Morgan, and her two sons: Sebastian, 7, and Quincy, 7 months. Whelchel, 51, retired from »

- Steve Helling

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Lisa Whelchel doesn't remember 'Facts of Life' lyrics, George Clooney kiss

16 July 2014 4:49 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth reunion, move over. The Facts of Life alums Lisa Whelchel (Blair) and Kim Fields (Tootie) have reteamed to play wedding coordinators in a Hallmark Channel original movie, For Better or For Worse, which premieres July 19 at 9 p.m. Et. When Whelchel stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105), EW Morning Live’s Jessica Shaw and Dan Snierson asked her to sing the Facts of Life theme song. And when she failed to remember more lyrics than Shaw, they asked her to compensate by sharing a secret from the set. It turns out George Clooney wasn’t that memorable of a kisser. »

- Mandi Bierly

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'Facts of Life's' Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel Reunite, Receive Greeting From Charlotte Rae (Video)

16 July 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Facts of Life actresses Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields stopped by Good Morning America on Wednesday morning to chat about their new Hallmark Channel movie, For Better Or For Worse. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films In the Hallmark romantic comedy about getting a second chance at love, Whelchel plays a wedding coordinator, while Fields plays her co-worker and friend and co-worker. The stars who played Blair and Tootie on the hit boarding school sitcom also shared their own personal "facts of life." "The fans have always let us know over the decades how much the show has

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