Blair and Tootie will be together again, well not exactly Blair and Tootie, but Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields.
The Facts of Life has been off the air since 1988, however, two of the sitcom’s stars will reunite for a television movie on the Hallmark Channel called For Better or For Worse. The movie is an adaptation of the book of the same name written by the late Diann Hunt.
Hallmark released the following synopsis for the comedy:
Opposites attract when Wendy (Whelchel), a wedding coordinator, and Marco (Cupo), a divorce attorney, find their lives suddenly intertwined. Wendy is finally settling into the single life after struggling with the death of her husband. After a difficult season of grief, she’s taken over the family business of coordinating weddings with the help of her friend and co-worker Roseanne (Fields).
Although Wendy will stop at nothing to promote her marriage business over Marco’s divorce business, she must form an alliance with Marco after her son Collin (Ruttle) announces his unexpected engagement to Marco’s daughter Sophia (Josipovic).
With the exception of a 2001 The Facts of Life Reunion TV movie, participating as a contestant on Survivor: Philippines in 2012 (she reached the finale and came in second place), and an appearance in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas in 2013, Whelchel left showbiz after The Facts of Life in order to concentrate on raising her family. The actress got married in 1988 and had three children. She is also a regular public speaker with Women of Faith Christian conferences.
Kim Fields has worked fairly steady in television since The Facts of Life left the air. She was a regular cast member on the Queen Latifah show Living Single from 1993-1997. Fields has also served as a director and producer for television.
You can check out For Better or For Worse on the Hallmark Channel on July 19 9/8c.
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