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'Facts of Life' stars reunite in TV movie

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 7:35 PM EDT, Mon July 21, 2014
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have -- a reunion. Some of the cast members gathered for an event at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Monday, September 15, for the 35th anniversary. Let's see what the cast of the beloved sitcom about boarding school girls and their house mother have been up to since the show went off the air in 1988. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have -- a reunion. Some of the cast members gathered for an event at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Monday, September 15, for the 35th anniversary. Let's see what the cast of the beloved sitcom about boarding school girls and their house mother have been up to since the show went off the air in 1988.
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'The Facts of Life': Where are they now?
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reunited in a 2014 TV movie
  • They co-starred on the '80s sitcom "Facts of Life"
  • The two have said that it was just like "riding a bike"

(CNN) -- On Saturday, two stars from "Facts of Life" got together for a long overdue TV reunion.

Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields, who co-starred on the '80s sitcom about a group of girls in boarding school as Blair and Tootie, were reunited in the Hallmark Channel TV movie, "For Better or For Worse," which aired on July 19.

After each going their separate ways -- Fields continued to act and direct while Whelchel became a Christian writer and speaker -- returning to a set together was "like riding a bike," Fields recently told "Good Morning America."

"Lisa's a wonderfully talented woman, plain and simple," the now 45-year-old actress said of her co-star.

Whelchel, 51, was just as comforted to take a small screen job alongside a familiar face.

"It was like old times, but really, really different," Whelchel said to People magazine. "We felt comfortable together, because we're such good friends. But I can see her talent as an adult. I would watch her during a scene now and think, 'Wow, she's really good. She's so funny.' I didn't appreciate that as a kid."

So what's the rest of the cast been up to? Click through the photos to find out.

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