Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel 'Facts of Life' Girls Are Back

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Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel, two of the main characters on the hit TV show The Facts of Life, will soon be reunited on TV once again. The two ladies star in an upcoming Hallmark Channel movie called For Better or For Worse. The made-for-TV film airs on July 19th.

Lisa Whelchel is set to play the role of Wendy--a widow who is finally adapting to single life following the passing of her husband. Kim Fields plays Wendy's best friend Roseanne, who works with her planning weddings as part of a family business Wendy is taking over.

For Better of For Worse was a novel written by the late Diann Hunt. It definitely sounds like one that will adapt very well to the small screen.

Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel played the parts of Tootie and Blair--two young girls in a private boarding school, living under the direction of their house mother Mrs. Garrett--on The Facts of Life. Actresses Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon rounded out the group of main characters on the popular show.

Lisa Whelchel posted this photo of herself with Kim Fields on Instagram a few months back. The two were at a photo shoot inspired by The Facts of Life. Whelchel captioned the shot, "Having way too much fun at this photo shoot with @KimVFields!"

Kim Fields has remained in show business since The Facts of Life ended. She has both produced and directed television shows and she appeared regularly on Living Single back in the 1990s.

Lisa Whelchel appeared on Survivor: Philippines back in 2012. She had a small part in a Tyler Perry film in 2013, but otherwise has concentrated her efforts on raising her family and speaking at Christian conferences for women. She is a devout born again Christian.

Will you tune in to the Hallmark Channel next weekend to check out the ladies who once thrilled weekly viewers on The Facts of Life? Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel played beautifully off one another back then. Do you suppose they still have it in them to do so these days, too?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.