Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union Are Starring in ABC Live's 'Facts of Life'
By Paige Gawley
This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.
If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Jennifer Aniston Teases Surprise Guests in 'Facts of Life' Live
Watch Johnny Depp's Testimony Claiming He Was Dropped From 'Pira…
Rob Kardashian Wants Daughter Dream to Feel ‘Secure and Safe’ Am…
BIBI on Her History-Making Coachella Performance (Exclusive)
Blac Chyna vs. Kardashians: Kris Jenner Takes the Stand
'Doubling Down With the Derricos’: Darian Celebrates 16th Birthd…
Selena Gomez and Jennifer Stone Reenact 'Crazy Hat' From 'Wizard…
‘90 Day Fiancé’: Bilal Tests Shaeeda's Loyalty and It Completely…
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: Actor Questioned About Sabotaging A…
Zendaya and Tom Holland Show PDA in Boston
Ashley Graham Shows Off 'New Tummy' Months After Giving Birth
Megan Fox Details 'Blood-Drinking Ceremonies' With Machine Gun K…
Lil Jon on Why He Started Doing Home Renovations With New HGTV S…
Randy Jackson Reveals Which Celebs He’d Like to See on ‘Name Tha…
Johnny Depp's Talent Manager on His 'Catastrophic' Loss of Work …
Met Gala 2022: Kris Jenner on Blac Chyna Trial: 'I'm Glad It's O…
Ryan Seacrest Reacts to His Early ‘American Idol’ Style (Exclusi…
Met Gala 2022: Anderson .Paak Pulls Out British Accent to Celebr…
Met Gala 2022: Megan Thee Stallion Having a 'Hot Girl Met' Night…
Jennifer Aniston is making her return to sitcoms... for one night only. ABC announced that the 52-year-old Friendsactress will be starring in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life alongside Gabrielle Union.
The sitcom, which aired for nine seasons between 1979 and 1988, followed housemother of a dormitory at a private all-girls school in Peekskill, New York.
During the one-night-only event, Aniston will take on the role of Blair, which was originally portrayed by Lisa Whelchel, while Union will play Tootie, a role originated by Kim Fields.
Additionally, Allison Tolman will star as Natalie, who was first played by Mindy Cohn, Kathryn Hahn will be recreating Nancy McKeon's role of Jo, and Ann Dowd is set to appear as Mrs. Garrett, a role that the late Charlotte Rae originated.
"I cannot imagine a better group than Jennifer Aniston, Allison Tolman, Gabrielle Union, Kathryn Hahn and Ann Dowd, and I can’t wait to do their hair," said executive producer Jimmy Kimmel.
The Facts of Life was a spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes, which aired for eight seasons between 1978 to 1985, and followed two Black children who were welcomed into the family of a wealthy New York businessman.
In addition to The Facts of Life, the upcoming Live in Front of a Studio Audience special will include Diff'rent Strokes. Like in The Facts of Life portion of the special, Dowd will play Mrs. Garrett.
Additional cast members include John Lithgow as Mr. Drummond, a role originated by Conrad Bain, Kevin Hart as Arnold, who was first played by Gary Coleman, and Damon Wayans as Tom Bridges' Willis.
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes will air live on ABC Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.