Blair, Natalie, Tootie and Jo: the girls are back in business in Season Five . . . literally.
Season Five finds Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) opening her own gourmet shop, Ednas Edibles, with some help from the girls. Meanwhile Blair (Lisa Whelchel) pledges a sorority, Tootie (Kim Fields) gets into an intense battle with her mother, Natalie (Mindy Cohn) experiences an unexpected death in the family, and Jo (Nancy McKeon) starts dating a rich kid! As the girls grew, so did the story lines and characters, making every season a unique chapter in each of their lives. They took the good, they took the bad and, well, you know the rest!
A spin-off of Diff rent Strokes, The Facts Of Life aired from 1979 1988, securing it a prime-time spot as one of the most adored sitcoms of all time.