Type
Scripted
Premiered
Aug. 24, 1979
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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The Facts of Life

A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett.

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09x24 The Beginning of the Beginning Aired: May. 07, 1988

Blair makes herself the new headmaster and works on her first task, convincing a young girl to stay in school.

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 9 seasons and 201 episodes air between 1979 and 1988.

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  • During the 9 year run of the series the producers made multiple attempts to Spin Off "The Facts of Life" by producing 6 Back-Door Pilots that were to serve as possible pilots for a new…
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    During the 9 year run of the series the producers made multiple attempts to Spin Off "The Facts of Life" by producing 6 Back-Door Pilots that were to serve as possible pilots for a new series. In chronological order the episodes are "Brian and Sylvia" "The Academy" "Jo's Cousin" "The Big Fight" "Big Apple Blues" and the Two part series finale "The Beginning of the End" and "The Beginning of the Beginning" In the end none of these attempts were successful.
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  • Longest running show to feature an all female lead cast (although there were several recurring male characters, and John Lawlor was a regular during the first season).
  • If the show had returned for a tenth season, the producers had planned for Blair to buy Eastland to save it from being closed down. However, those plans never came to fruition due to the…
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    If the show had returned for a tenth season, the producers had planned for Blair to buy Eastland to save it from being closed down. However, those plans never came to fruition due to the series' cancellation.
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