The daily lives and adventures of Eastland School housemother Mrs. Garret, and the girls who live there.
A 1979 spin-off from the popular sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life followed Charlotte Rae, headmistress at an elite private girl's school. Though it started on a rocky footing, the show went on to become one of the most popular and beloved shows of the 1980s as the girls grew up together, graduated and, in the final episode, embarked on their adult lives. The first season of the show featured seven students, but by the second season this number had been cut to four: the spoiled rich girl, Blair; the boy-crazy Sue Ann; the gossipy Tootie; and the plump and na?ve Natalie. With humor and heart, this show dealt with the wide-range of issues and challenges facing the young women.