A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett.
Last Episode09x24 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.
- Mrs. Edna Ann Garrett
- Blair Warner
- Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
- Natalie Letisha Sage Green
- Joanna 'Jo' Marie Polniaczek…
Series Fun Facts
- Mindy Cohn didn't actually audition for the show. She met Charlotte Rae and the Tandem producers when they were at Westlake School for Girls doing research for the show. Charlotte met Mindy…
[show]Mindy Cohn didn't actually audition for the show. She met Charlotte Rae and the Tandem producers when they were at Westlake School for Girls doing research for the show. Charlotte met Mindy at this point, when they were talking to some of the students trying to get a feeling for boarding school life, and fell in love with her. She convinced the producers to add her into the show even though she wasn't originally one of the characters in the cast, and she told them to call her "Natalie" after an old friend of hers from childhood that Mindy reminded her of.
- 'Felice Schacter' was the first of the girls cast for the series. She was also the first to be let go when the cast was streamlined for the second season.
- Nancy McKeon joined the cast in the second season by proving that she could not only act tough enough to play Jo - but also cry on cue.