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Below is a news archive from 2002-2004 and now 2005! You can find our latest news for 2005 on our main page! 

2005 News Archive

Charlotte Rae to guest on King of Queens (8/30/05)

DOUG AND CARRIE BEGIN TO PANIC ABOUT THEIR MARRIAGE WHEN CARRIE'S TRANSCRIBING MACHINE RECORDS ONE OF THEIR ARGUMENTS, ON THE EIGHTH SEASON PREMIERE OF "THE KING OF QUEENS," MONDAY, SEPT. 19 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, Victor Williams, Patton Oswalt And Gary Valentine Star

CBS' Hit Comedy Returns to Mondays at 8:00 PM, ET/PT for Its Eighth Season To Leadoff CBS' Monday Night Comedy Block

Charlotte Rae ("The Facts Of Life") Guest Stars

"Vocal Discord" -- Carrie and Doug decide that marriage counseling may be in order when Carrie's transcribing machine records one of their typical arguments, on the eighth season premiere of THE KING OF QUEENS, Monday, Sept. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Rob Schiller directed the script written by Chris Downey, one of the show's executive producers.

In an effort to save money, Doug and Carrie ask their neighbor Glenn for counseling since he happens to be a marriage counselor. Glenn agrees to help out only to have his problem-solving techniques backfire, causing their arguments to get worse. Meanwhile, when Arthur stumbles upon the recording of Doug and Carrie's argument, he and his partner, Betty (guest star Charlotte Rae), decide to reenact the argument during theatre night at the senior center.

SOURCE: CBS.COM

Facts of Life comes to Comcast On-Demand (8/10/05)

The Facts of Life is now being offered through Comcast's digital on-demand channel Tube Time. Beginning with the first 6 episodes of the series scheduled to air varying from August 8th to October 31st. For a full list of scheduled dates to watch the episodes click HERE.

McKeon to co-star in new made-for-TV movie (8/1/05)

The movie is set to be titled "Wildhearts". The movie will star Hallee Hirsh, Nancy McKeon and Richard Thomas. Filming began last week, and the movie will air on the Hallmark channel. Still no word on the date and times it is to air. This is all of the information that we have for now, but we hope to keep you updated in the upcoming months. Stay tuned.

Episode of The Facts of Life to be released on DVD! (7/18/05)

DVDEmpire.com has unofficially announced the release of a DVD set called "Classic TV Christmas", which will contain holiday-themed episodes of Barney Miller, Benson, Bewitched, The Facts of Life and Maude. The set is to be released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and to be retailed at the the price of $19.99, but if it's pre-ordered DVDEmpire.com will reduce it down to $13.99 for you. At DVDEmpire.com, the set is said to be scheduled to be released on September 13th. However, all of the titles scheduled to be release by this date have been already announced by Sony, and because this set is not one of them it will not be released on this date. If this set is officialy announced, expect to see the DVD in stores around November or December.

You can pre-order the set here.

Facts of Life in Sony's TV on DVD Poll (7/7/05)

The Sony TV on DVD poll has returned, and The Facts of Life has made it on to it once again. You now have the oppurtunity for a chance for The Facts of Life to hit the shelves on DVD. In the poll, you may vote for one show, and only one time (per day and computer). Once you are finished voting, the results of the poll are displayed. At this point, The Facts of Life is trailing behind four other leaders in the poll, so get your vote in now. The link for the poll can be found here.

Facts of Life girls apart of VH1 Special (6/9/05)

VH1 will launch "100 Greatest Kid Stars" next week (June 13th) starting at 9PM/Eastern. VH1 has brainstormed a definitive list of child stars that will be counted down for 5 nights. The countdown will be hosted by Christopher Knight and it will include new and exclusive interviews of the child stars themselves, and even TV and movie clips. All of the girls will be included in the special, but you'll have to watch the special in order to find out where each one of the girls will be on the countdown.

Facts of Life comes to Chicago Local (6/9/05)

The Facts of Life wll be coming to ME-TV on June 6th. ME-TV is a low-power UHF station in Chicago, broadcasted from the Sears Tower. The Facts of Life will be airing on weekdays at 2PM. In order for Chicago residents to see the channel, they must not have cable installed, and have an antenna plugged into their TV. To view ME-TV, residents can turn their TV to channel 23. Those residents that have RCN cable, can tune into channel 14.

Facts of Life episode(s) to air in June on Nick at Nite and TV Land to celebrate anniversary! (4/15/05)

The Facts of Life will air as a part of Nick at Nite's anniversary being on air for 20 years. They will celebrate with shows that aired during the time Nick at Nite premiered in 1985. The marathon will consist of shows such as Kate & Allie, Silver Spoons, Growing Pains, The Facts of Life, Benson and Night Court. Expect to see the marathon airing from June 21-23 from 10PM to 12AM/Eastern. A Facts of Life episode is in the mix also, and it will air on the first night, at 10:30PM. The episode will be "Shoplifting," the episode where Mrs. Garrett tries to exchange a gift that was stolen by Jo.

Not only will there be one marathon, but two! The other marathon will air on TV Land, and it will be 48 hours of shows that aired as part of Nick at Nite's line-up throughout it's 20 year run, the marathon will be divided into segments of 5 years, each segment will contain the shows that aired in time period on Nick at Nite. The Facts of Life episode will air in the segment of 2000-2005, because that's the time it was syndicated in. This period will air from 9PM-1:30AM (Eastern) on Sunday, June 26th on TV Land and it will repeat over again from 2AM-5:30PM the same night. The episode title is still TBA. So, will get back to you about that information, as soon as we find out!

Fields' Appears in Black History Month Spots (2/1/05)

Santa Monica, CA, January 31, 2005 TV Land and Nick at Nite will celebrate Black History Month throughout February by airing a series of interstitial spots entitled "Black History, Our History" beginning Tuesday, February 1. The vignettes, directed by Kim Fields (The Facts of Life, Living Single), were written and performed by Fields and poets and reflect fervently upon the history of television as it relates specifically to the black experience. The spots will air throughout the month on both networks as well as on tvland.com and nickatnite.com. In addition, the networks websites will have an original interview with Kim Fields in which she reflects upon her experience and her enthusiasm for the project.

"We are very proud of the deep and meaningful work that Kim and these talented poets brought to life for our TV Land and Nick at Nite viewers." states Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land and Nick at Nite. "Our celebration of Black History Month with this interstitial series talks to the African American experience as portrayed on television over the years in a frank, honest and thought-provoking manner."

In addition to Fields, TV Land and Nick at Nite commissioned four poets -- Beau Sia, D. Cross, Thea Monyee and Jon Goode -- to perform original poems about African American images on television. The results were poems with topics ranging from lighthearted reflections to controversial testimonies and commentary concerning the impact of African Americans on television throughout history. Areas touched upon in the performances include everything from fond memories of watching Fat Albert, The Jeffersons and Sanford and Son to the impact that television had on the Civil Rights Movement as it exposed America to the brutality of events happening in small towns which, in turn, led to national support and momentum for change. In addition to directing the series, Kim Fields also performs her own original piece which deals with growing up in front of the camera and becoming an inadvertent role model.

Kim Fields started out in show business by doing commercials and starring in the memorable ad for Mrs. Butterworths syrup. She went on to star as "Tootie" on The Facts of Life and then as "Regine" in Living Single. In addition to her notoriety as an actress, Ms. Fields is an accomplished writer, producer and director.

To view the interviews done by Kim Fields and her promo for "Black History Month" click here.

2004 New Archive

McKeon's Mini-Series to premiere on CBS (11/13/04)

Nancy McKeon's CBS mini-series, "Day of Destuction" will be appearing on CBS this upcoming Sunday and the second-parter will appear this Wednesday, which will air at 8PM/7c. It will feature Nancy McKeon, Thomas Gibson, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest and Randy Quaid.

Lisa Whelchel rumored to be on 20/20 (11/13/04)

According to a recent october e-letter sent by Lisa Whelchel, 20/20 is looking into interviewing Whelchel about her "hot-sauceing," which has been rescheduled to early next year. We can't verify if it will air or not, but the special supposably will feature Whelchel's entire family and other mothers who use her method of "hotsausing", as I said before.

Kim Field Helps Hurricane Victims (10/1/04)

Hardbeatnews.com, NEW YORK, N.Y., Thurs. Sept. 30: African-American-born actress Kim Fields, who has starred in shows like The Facts of Life, Living Single, and Hidden Blessings, will soon be starring in public service announcements aimed at beefing up donations for the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.

According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Fields will create public service announcements urge U.S. audiences to make donations to the Caribbean Tourism Organization Relief Fund to help victims of the recent hurricanes.

The announcements are set to air throughout the U.S. on radio and television stations that donate airtime or where spots are bought for by advertisers who support the effort.

Fields will also be working on encouraging artists, musicians, producers and other professionals to donate their time and talent to help raise money for the region by hosting a benefit concert.

Meanwhile, tourism officials from six of the hurricane affected countries in the region, brought the press up to date yesterday on the impact and the status of their tourism sector currently.

The Bahamas, according to Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, director general if the islands tourist sector, proved resilient and is open for business.

McKeeva Bush, leader of government of the Cayman Islands, said the tourist industry, especially the hotel sector, is tentatively looking at re-opening a cross section of accommodations in time for the American Thanksgiving while Luis Simo, deputy minister of Tourism, International Affairs of the Dominican Republic, Jamaicas Tourism Director Paul Pennicooke, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Minister of Tourism and Culture, René Baptiste, and the Turks & Caicos Director of Tourism, Lindsey Musgrove, gave the all-clear, saying their country too is open for business.

Grenadas U.S. tourism director, Christine Noel-Horsford, spoke to the widespread toll of the hurricane and said it will take some time for the islands tourism sector time to fully recover. Hardbeatnews.com

For more information, click here.

"Overload" of New Info. on McKeon's Mini-series. (9/27/04)

VANCOUVER (CP) - Vancouver actor Andrew Jackson is putting the finishing touches on the drama-disaster flick Overload, which he filmed in Winnipeg this summer with 1980s child star Nancy McKeon.

To to read the full story please click here.

Re-airing Reminders! (9/05/04)

Consider yourself lucky, Reunion will yet again re-air for about the tenth time on ABC Family and you can catch it on Sunday, September 26th at 2:00PM, check every month for more updates on another re-airing also check out The E! True Hollywood: "The Facts of Life Girls" which will air on Monday, September 13 at 8:00AM/Eastern on E!.

Lisa Whelchel Reappears on "Good Morning America" and More! (8/30/04)

Lisa Whelchel has reappeared on "Good Morning America" this Monday, August 30th, she will be further discussing the topic of the hot sauce controversary, and if you didn't catch her this morning, according to her weekly journal-entry her family and herself will be flying to New York to be interviewed by John Stossel on 20/20. She will be discussing once again her hot sauce method. The program will also feature families being interviewed in their homes discussing how they use Lisa's discipline methods. You can catch her 20/20 appearence on Friday, September 3rd at 10:00PM/Eastern on ABC.

Lisa Whelchel on "Good Morning America" (8/23/04)

Lisa Whelchel will be appearing on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, August 24th, 2004. She will discussing her book "Creative Correction," and talking about her punishing methods such as applying a tiny drop of hot sauce onto the tip of a child's tongue as a discipline for mouthing-off and physical contact.

To learn more about practice and to read the full story click here.

Lifetime's The Division Gets the Boot (8/4/04)

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lifetime has shut down "The Division," canceling the drama series after four seasons. Find out more!

Nancy McKeon in New CBS Disaster Series (8/2/04)

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Brian Dennehy (news), Dianne Wiest, Randy Quaid, Nancy McKeon and Thomas Gibson (news) will star in a disaster-themed miniseries that CBS is quietly putting together for next season. Find out more!

The Facts of Life Reunion Re-Airs, Again; This Month! (8/1/04)

Just another reminder if you haven't yet seen the movie this may be you last chance to view it. You can catch the airing of The Facts of Life Reunion on August 28th at 5:00PM/Eastern on ABC Family. We also don't no any future airing of this movie so again make sure to set you VCR's and DVR's.

A&E Biography: "The Facts of Life" Re-Airs on The Biography Channel! (7/31/04)

For those of you who had missed the first airing of The Facts of Life Biography you're in luck because it will be airing again twice but this time only on A&E's sister station; The Biography Channel. On Tuesday, August 10th at 10PM and Wednesday, August 11th at 2AM all times Eastern. We have no other information that it will air beyond these dates so set your VCR's and DVR's as soon as possible.

A&E Biography: "The Facts of Life" To Air this Month. (7/12/04)

Last November, we reported that A&E would air the A&E Biography of "The Facts of Life" in January as part of their "Salute to the '80s" week; however since then it has been cancelled until we discoverd word about A&E "quietly" scheduling the "Facts of Life" bio which will now be airing on Sunday, July 25th at 10AM (Eastern) on A&E. For more information regarding the Biography please visit the link below for more details. Find out more!

Tootie and Jo reunite on "The Division" (5/27/04)

IT will be a "Facts of Life" re union of sorts when Kim Fields, who played Tootie on the old NBC sitcom, guest-stars on the season finale of Lifetime's "The Division" which stars fellow "Facts of Life" alum Nancy McKeon. Full Details.

Lisa & Charlotte Appear at 2004 TV Land Awards (3/08/04)

Charlotte Rae and Lisa Whelchel sung the theme song to The Facts of Life on last night's taping. Also, Classic TV stars Bea Arthur, Sally Struthers, Katherine Helmond and Charlotte Rae appeared in a hilarious spoof of Sex and the City.

To view pictures of Charlotte Rae and Lisa Whelchel in the 2004 TV Land Awards, click here.

To catch them watch The 2004 TV Land Awards on TV Land; Wednesday, March 17th at 9:00PM.

Reunion Movie Airings For March and April (2/29/04)

"The Facts of Life Reunion" will air on Saturday, March 13 at 8PM-10PM

"The Facts of Life Reunion" will also air on Sunday, March 21 at 3PM

"The Facts of Life Reunion" will air yet again on Wednesday, April 28 at 8PM

Mindy Cohn in "The Help" Begins March 5th on WB (1/13/04)

Mindy Cohn's new show (an irreverent comedy) will air Fridays at 9:30, starting March 5 on The WB:

NEW SERIES MARCH ONTO THE WB'S SCHEDULE

Irreverent comedy THE HELP will make its debut on The WB in March, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. THE HELP will premiere on Friday, March 5 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET).

THE HELP is an outrageous satire that centers on the class warfare between a group of servants and their employers, the wealthy Ridgeway family. As the unfortunate workers at the beck and call of the demented and dysfunctional family quickly discover, there's not only a class struggle between those who live upstairs and those who toil downstairs, there's also a war for survival of the fittest among "The Help."

THE HELP stars Mindy Cohn ("Facts of Life"), Camille Guaty ("What I Like About You," "The Brothers Garcia"), Brenda Strong ("Everwood"), Keri Lynn Pratt ("America's Sweethearts"), Al Santos ("Grosse Pointe"), newcomer Graham Murdoch, newcomer Marika Domincyzek, Antonio Sabato Jr. ("Melrose Place") and special guest stars Tori Spelling ("Beverly Hills, 90210") and David Faustino ("Married...with Children").

THE HELP is from executive producers Ron Leavitt ("Married...with Children," "Unhappily Ever After") and Marty Adelstein in conjunction with Original Productions and Warner Bros. Television Production Inc.

Kim Fields credits God for career guidance (1/12/04)

05:52 PM CST on Friday, January 9, 2004

By IRA J. HADNOT / The Dallas Morning News

Kim Fields has been spared the tortured path of some child celebrities who didn't make the transition to adult stardom successfully.

She gives God the credit for taking her from Tootie the prep school gossip in TV's The Facts of Life that aired from 1979 to 1988 to a comeback role on Living Single in 1993 as the sophisticated Regine Hunter.

And for her ability to work nearly steadily in the entertainment industry since she was 7 and beat out Janet Jackson for a role in a Mrs. Butterworth's syrup commercial.

This week, Dallas has been her temporary home base while starring in Cover Girls, an inspirational musical about the lives of four women. It is based on the book by Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House. The production opened this week at NextStage in Grand Prairie and ends Sunday before continuing to almost 30 cities across the country.

"It is a blessing that after all these years people want to see what I am doing, are interested in my life," Ms. Fields, 34, said as she breezed through a local Wal-Mart this week looking for a cell phone charger. It was just sunrise, and she had already done one television interview and was giving one on the phone. She displayed the home-girl approachability that has endeared her to many fans.

The New York native said she was saved by God at age 14 in an African Methodist Episcopal Church and that she has worked on her relationship with God ever since.

"I am not bound to a denomination, but I do take care of my spirit."

She received a bachelor's degree in communications and film with a minor in religion from Pepperdine University in 1990 and has run her own Christian production company, Victory Entertainment, since she was a college student.

"God has his hands on my life and that has been manifest by his mercy and love and the people he has placed in my life," she said. "My mom [actress Laverne "Chip" Fields] made sure that I didn't lose my mind and that I stayed grounded."

She knows that she beat the odds, considering the fate of other child stars of her generation. She escaped problems with drug addiction and depression. Her career matured.

"I was the little black girl on The Facts of Life, but I wasn't supposed to be the one to go on to do another series that would last for five years."

Or have roles in more than 40 films, television programs and guest appearances on talk and game shows. Or work as a director for Disney and Nickelodeon productions. She has won several NAACP Image Awards, as well.

"I don't seek roles that have a religious dimension," she said. "But I don't shy away from them either. It depends on the quality."

Her mother, who has worked with Bishop Jakes, and Clear Channel Entertainment, one of Cover Girls' sponsors, got her involved.

Dallas is a frequent destination for Ms. Fields. She was here last year as a narrator for the Civil Rights Movement Concert sponsored by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters. She and its founder, Curtis King, are currently working on another project. She will return within a week for a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program.

Ms. Fields described some of her challenges. She was in a serious car accident in 1992 that claimed the life of one of her close friends. Her marriage in 1995 to Jonathan Franklin Freeman ended in divorce three years later.

"There has been some personal stuff," she said. "I've had my wilderness period. There have been times when I have had terrific projects and then spells when I haven't. Sometimes you have to accept that the spirit is at work when you are not getting what you want. You can keep pushing, but you will wind up saying to yourself, 'God, I am glad you kept me from going there.' "

Ms. Fields knows she is frozen in time as Tootie for some of her fans. She said she is prayerful that another generation will see her as a woman who "approaches everything I do with an awareness that I am covered by God."

E-mail ihadnot@dallasnews.com

DETAILS: Cover Girls is playing through Sunday at NextStage, 1001 NextStage Drive, Grand Prairie. Tickets are $14 to $38; call Ticketmaster at 214-373-8000, or see www.ticketmaster.com. Written by Bishop T.D. Jakes, the play is produced by Mathew Knowles and also stars gospel singer Ann Nesby.

Lisa Whelchel on "The Wayne Brady Show" (1/12/04)

Lisa was on "The Wayne Brady Show" on Tuesday, January 6th. She was taped on the 5th at CBS.

2003 New Archive

Meet Charlotte Rae Jan. 17-18 (12/22/03)

Charlotte Rae has been added to the list of celebs attending the Hollywood Collectors Show that's held every 3 months in North Hollywood, CA. For more information, click here.

A&E Pulls "Facts of Life" Biography (12/02/03)

Biography's Salute to the 80s week now begins 1/26; The Facts of Life Biography pulled.

"Biography Loves the 80s" week kicks off on A&E with BIOGRAPHY: JOHN STAMOS. The young actor came on the scene in 1982 as Blackie Parrish in the daytime soap General Hospital and hes been going strong ever since. Stamos may be best known for his role as Jesse on Full House, which spanned eight years. After two seasons, Stamos requested his characters last name be changed to Katsopolis in order to highlight his Greek heritage. John is married to supermodel Rebecca Romijn and has tried his hand at directing and producing.

"Biography Loves the 80s" Schedule:

1/26 8pm John Stamos (Premiere)

1/27 8pm Cybill Shephard

1/28 8pm Tom Selleck

1/29 8pm "Cheers"

Reunion Movie Re-Airs in January on ABC Family (11/27/03)

On Sunday, January 4th; ABC Family will re-air "The Facts of Life Reunion Movie" from 2:00PM - 4:00PM.

"Facts of Life" A&E Biography to Air in January (11/20/03)

Last January, we reported that A&E was gathering information for a documentry on The Facts of Life, well now nearly a year later they will be airing it. "Biography" (No longer TVography since it has been cancelled) is scheduled to air on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 8 p.m as a "Salute to the '80s Week". More info to come soon.

New Jami Gertz CBS Christmas Movie (11/18/03)

"Undercover Christmas" -- 12/7, 9:00pm, CBS

Federal agent Shawn Chrisitan goes home for the holidays with a witness he's protecting -- tacky cocktail waitress Jami Gertz -- and tries to pass her off as his girlfriend, much to the horror of his uptight family.

FOL Mentioned in VH1's "SuperSecret TV Formulas" (10/26/03)

Jo was mentioned in VH1's new series "SuperSecret TV Formulas". She was mentioned in a segment called "Gay, But Not Gay", Liz Winstead co-creator of The Daily Show quotes "Speaking of ambiguous gay characters, Jo on "Facts of Life"." With that said, they showed a clip from the episode "The New Girl Part 1" where Natalie and Blair meet Jo for the very first time, Jo having her helmet and jean jacket on, both of them assuming that she (Jo) is a 'he' because of her tomboy image, until she takes off her helmet.

Among some of the other characters mentioned in this segment were Gomer Pyle, Anthony on Designing Women, Velma on Scooby Doo, and Monroe on Too Close for Comfort.

New Nancy McKeon Lifetime Movie in December (10/22/03)

In December, Lifetime premieres Comfort & Joy starring Nancy McKeon. McKeon stars as an upscale, single, career woman who is knocked unconscious in a car accident on Christmas eve and when she wakes up, she's told that she's a married housewife with a husband and two kids.

Comfort & Joy premieres at 8PM ET/PT, Monday, December 1st. on Lifetime TV.

Lisa Whelchel Interview in Globe Magazine (9/7/03)

Article From September 9th, 2003 Globe Magazine:

FACTS OF LIFE STAR BORN AGAIN...AS A WRITER Lisa Whelchel gets heavenly help

Actress Lisa Whelchel put all her faith in when she turned her back at Hollywood at the height of her career to become a wife, mother, preacher and a best selling author. Whelchel, who played vain Blair Warner for nine years on the hit NBC sitcom, shot to fame at age 13 as a Mousketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club. But her Christian beliefs always clashed with the indulgent Tinseltown lifestyle until she wed Steve Cauble, associate pastor at the Church of the Way in Van Nuys, Calif. "The Facts of Life ended in 1988, and I was married four months later," says Whelchel, now 40. "Then I had three children and its been fabulous. "I found my reason for life God had a purpose for me." The devoted mom homeschools her three kids Tucker, 13, Haven, 11, and Clancy, 10 and used her parenting experiences to pen three books. The first, Creative Corrections: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline, was written after she had problems disciplining Tucker, who has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD). "We read so many parenting books and were doing everything by the book, but Tucker wasnt cooperating, Whelchel explains. "Out of desperation, I called out to the Lord and He began to answer me every time I had a conflict with my son. Hed give me an idea."The ex-actress, who holds seminars called Mom Time Get-A-Way for mothers, doesnt believe in sparing the rod. "I think there is a good point for spanking," Whelchel insists. "It is important for kids to have a healthy fear of the Lord and their parents. "If you skip that stage of healthy fear of the parent and disciplining the flesh before you teach the heart, you need to go back and get that. "Whelchel's next two books The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me and So You're Thinking About Homeschooling have also been highly successful. And talented Whelchel, whose gospel album All Because of You was a Grammy nominee in 1984, has no intention of allowing her kids to follow in her footsteps and go into show business."In my opinion, its a lose-lose situation," she blasts. "Either the child is very successful and lacks to maturity to handle the fame, stress, freedom and money not to mention where to go from being a millionaire at age 12 or they are not successful and get rejected every day with the explanation, "You are too short, too skinny or just plain not good enough." "I plan to let Haven exercise her gifts as an actress through homeschool plays, acting classes and musicals. But its too risky to introduce business into the equation." - DREW MacKENZIE

Click Here To View the Article.

Nancy McKeon is a Mom-To-Be! (9/1/03)

Article From August 30, 2003 Los Angeles Daily News:

Lisa Vidal and Nancy McKeon, right, who play police inspectors on Lifetime's series "The Division," casing A Pea in the Pod in Beverly Hills. Vidal, who had a baby girl in July, gave mom-to-be McKeon fashion tips, advising her to purchase the hottest Hollywood maternity mode - Seven for All Mankind maternity jeans.

Click Here To View the Article.

Happy Anniversay to The Facts of Life! (8/24/03)

24 years ago today (August 24th, 1979) at 8:30PM; The Facts of Life debuted on NBC. Next year in 2004, the show will be celebrating it's 25th Anniversary!

FOL Screenings in New York and Los Angeles (8/4/03)

The Museum of Television & Radio (MTR) in NY and Beverly Hills has an exhibition going on now through October called "BLAST FROM YOUR PAST - WHAT GEN X WATCHED: 1969-1985." Of most importance to us all is the portion of the exhibition devoted to "High School Life." From August 8-17, the MTR will be screening episodes of "The Facts of Life" (together with Square Pegs, Brady Bunch, and Welcome Back, Kotter). Read the press release for more information

Kim Fields Working on Her New Spoken Words CD "Uninhibited." (7/24/03)

Article From July, 23rd, 2003 Los Angeles Daily News:

"Tootie, Her Own Horn"

Kim Fields predicts that fans who just can't let go of her as little Tootie from the "Facts of Life" series -- despite her long stint on "Living Single" -- will be shocked to hear her upcoming spoken word CD, "Uninhibited." "We really cover the gamut: love, sex and relationships, politics, social issues like hunger, poverty, racism and sexism," says Fields.

Not that being shocking was her aim, says the 34-year-old actress. "My lyrics may be explicit, but everything is not graphic or angry. It's like when Janet (Jackson) came out with 'Control.' Her goal wasn't to shock people. She was like: 'Look, here's where I'm at.'"

Fields -- who's featured doing her spoken word on hip-hop/jazz artist Impromp2's new "Mocha Soul" single and video (which she's also directing) -- hopes to have her own album out by Labor Day. "We've got some great artists we're working with, like jazz saxophonist Najee. I'm doing a duet with Doug E. Fresh, and we're in dialogue with Mario Winans to produce a remake of (the O'Jays) 'For The Love Of Money.'"

Nancy McKeon Ties the Knot! (7/22/03)

STAR MAGAZINE: Jo got married! Actress Nancy McKeon, who played tomboy Jo Polniaczek on the classic sitcom The Facts of Life from 1980 to 1988, walked down the aisle with Marc Andrus, a key grip she met making a movie 8 years ago. McKeon, 37, now appearing on the USA Network series The Division, and her groom had a small ceremony for family and friends at Adrus' home in Austin, Texas. But don't think the years have totally changed rebel "Jo." Instead maid of honor, McKeon had her close friend, A Beverly Hills hairstylist, stand up as her man of honor!

Chloris Leachman "Intimate Portrait" Premiere (6/30/03)

INTIMATE PORTRAIT: While she is probably best known for her multi-Emmy Award winning portrayal of Phyllis on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," the multi-talented Cloris Leachman actually began her career as a beauty queen. Eventually turning to Broadway and learning to use a chameleon type of approach to acting - changing and reinventing her look and image for a variety of different roles, she successfully managed to juggle her career while raising five kids. Her personal life has been anything but smooth - she's experienced a whirlwind romance, a stormy marriage, infidelity and, when her career was at its peak, a tragedy that changed her life forever. In spite of all this, Cloris has pursued her television and film career with incredible perseverance, earning an Oscar and eight Emmy Awards along the way. To this day, her career is thriving and she is in great demand. Co-stars, family and friends share personal and behind-the-scenes stories. Interviews include: "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-stars Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin McLeod and Betty White, "Malcolm In The Middle's" Jane Kaczmarek, "Facts of Life" co-star Mindy Cohn, son Adam Englund and former husband George Englund. Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Mindy Cohn, Jane Kaczmarek, Gavin MacLeod, Paul Newman, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Valerie Harper [CC]

More Information Regarding Mindy Cohn's New Series (5/14/03)

From the creator of "Married¿With Children," this outrageous satire centers on idealistic, 22-year-old Maria (Camille Guaty, "What I Like About You," "The Brothers Garcia"), who was on her way to becoming a beautician when a family crisis forced her to take a new path, and she now finds herself employed as the maid for the extremely wealthy Ridgeway family. As one of many servants who dote on the demented and dysfunctional family, Maria discovers there's not only a class struggle between the upstairs and the downstairs, but there's an all out war among "The Help." The diverse cast includes Antonio Sabato, Jr. ("Melrose Place"), Al Santos ("Grosse Pointe"), Brenda Strong ("Everwood"), Mindy Cohn ("The Facts of Life"), Keri Lynn Pratt ("America's Sweethearts") and newcomers Megan Fox, Marika Domincyzek and Graham Murdoch. From executive producer Ron Leavitt ("Married... with Children," "Unhappily Ever After") and director Gerry Cohen ("The Drew Carey Show"), in conjunction with Original Productions and Warner Bros. Television Production Inc.

Mindy Cohn in New WB Comedy "The Help"(5/13/03)

Mindy Cohn will be appearing in a New WB sitcom entitled "The Help", it will join the line-up as a mid-season replacement for next year. The multi-ethnic satire stars Antonio Sabato, Jr., Keri Lynn Pratt, Mindy Cohn and Camille Guaty. The shows will be executive produced by Ron Leavitt ("Married ... with Children").

Mackenzie Astin on Without a Trace (2/21/03)

Mackenzie Astin was on Without a Trace on February 20th, on the episode #15 "There Goes The Bride", he played the groom who had mysteriously disapeared.

Kim Fields on Cedrick the Entertainer Presents (2/11/03)

Kim Fields appeared on Cedrick the Entertainer Presents on Wednesday, February 5th at 9:30PM/Eastern on FOX.

Cloris Leachman on The Twilight Zone on UPN (2/11/03)

Cloris Leachman will appear on two episodes on The Twilight Zone on UPN, on February 19th at 9:00PM/Eastern

TV Listings: EPISODE: #31 - "It's Still a Good Life"; #32 - "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"

SYNOPSIS: A man (Bill Mumy) learns his 6-year-old daughter possesses a fearsome power; a man (Andrew McCarthy) watches his neighborhood descend into chaos.

Kim Fields on Passions (2/11/03)

Kim Fields is Passions appearing in either one or two episodes, look for her on some of the episodes that will appear soon.

Want your favorite Sony Pictures Entertainment/Columbia Tri-Star shows on DVD? (2/11/03)

It appears Columbia Tristar (Sony) is considering at putting some classic TV shows on DVD. If you want The Facts of Life on DVD, here's your chance to vote. Click here to choose 5 of your favorite TV shows listed and be sure to place The Facts of Life in one of your top 5!

Cloris Leachman on Malcolm in the Middle (2/11/03)

Cloris Leachman was on FOX's Malcolm In The Middle. She played the grandmother that's sued her own daughter.

TV Listings: EPISODE: #70 - "Grandma Sues"

E! True Hollywood Story: The Facts of Life, Reruns (1/23/03)

A Rerun of E! True Hollywood Story: The Facts of Life will air once again, check the listings below:

Airings: E! True Hollywood Story: The Facts of Life on Wednesday, February 5th at 6PM/Eastern.

Mindy Cohn Not Appearing on WB's "The Surreal Life" (1/20/03)

It turns out that Mindy Cohn will not be appearing in WB's "The Surreal Life".

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms (1/20/03)

Behind the scene footage and stories are revealed for the first time from cast members of memorable sitcoms. Weight issues, romances and cosmetic surgeries are just some of the issues that are discussed by stars of "The Facts of Life", cast interviews include Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel.

Airings: Tuesday, January 28th - 7PM & 8PM/Eastern

A&E in Production on Making a TVography for The Facts of Life (1/20/03)

A&E are gathering behind the scenes footage, bloopers and home videos from the cast, they have already covered interviews on cast members, writers and producers. The airing is yet to be announced.

Nancy McKeon; Kim Fields; Lisa Whelchel, Singers of the Past (1/20/03)

Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields were all mentioned on the new series "Star Tracks" appearing on VH1. The show, showed a clip of each one of them singing and preforming when they were appearing on "The Facts of Life" at the time. The show mentions actors/actresses who have became performers/singers who have tried to make albums and songs during their acting career.

2002 New Archive

Mindy Cohn Lends her Voice in a NEW Cartoon

Mindy Cohn going animated for Velma in the New WB Kids Series "What's New Scooby Doo".You can catch her every Saturday at 8:30am on The WB.

Hallmark Drops The Facts of Life

Late-Breaking News, "The Facts of Life" will leave the Hallmark Channel effective Nov. 4th, Watch while you can because a new schedule is in effect. New shows include "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Hogan's Heroes" head over to our "Upcoming Episodes on Hallmark" for more information, if Hallmark continues to air the show again we will post it immediately

Search Us on the Internet

You can now search our site at virtually any search engine, under "Beyond The Facts of Life" or "The Facts of Life" now it will be easier for you to find this site, this will provide finding this site easier and a better way to learn about this site even some new visitors.

Inside TV Land: Theme Songs, Rates The Facts of Life

Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest TV Theme Songs ranked The Facts of Life theme song at #31, based on the number of people who voted at TV Land Online.

Verizon Wireless Presents a FOL Ringtone

Verizon Wireless has released a Facts of Life Ringtone for your cellular phone, and many other jingles from tv theme songs, visit their website for further information

Kim Fields is Back in a NEW Reality Show

Viewers can catch up with some of their favorite childhood stars who just happen to be single and looking when E! Entertainment Television premieres its new weekly half-hour reality series, "Star Dates," on Sunday, December 15 at 10:30PM. Celebrities including Gary Coleman ("Diff'rent Strokes"), Dustin Diamond ("Saved by the Bell"), Phyllis Diller, Kim Fields ("Facts of Life"), Butch Patrick ("The Munsters") and Jill Whelan ("The Love Boat") venture into the terrifying world of blind dating and allow E!'s cameras to follow their date from start to finish. Sure, it's easy to find romance on the Love Boat, but what happens when these stars are left to their own defenses and completely unscripted. Are celebrities as completely forlorn as the average Joe when it comes to meeting someone that their sister Suzie's boyfriend's college roommate sets them up with All cameras-and eyes--are on the stars as they reveal all the pre-date trepidation, sweaty palms and pounding hearts as they, just like us, ponder whether the signal has been given to kiss their dates goodnight! Produced in association with Fox TV Studios and George Verschoor ("Real World/Murder in Smalltown X/Fear"), the half-hour series has a six episode commitment on E!. Celebrities Including Gary Coleman, Dustin Diamond, Kim Fields and Jill Whelan Step in front of TV cameras and into the world of blind dating.