March 16th, 2011
12:50 PM ET
Fact: TV Land is doubling the nostalgic fun at the network’s upcoming awards ceremony by not only featuring a reunion of the “Welcome Back, Kotter” cast, but also bringing the “Facts of Life” members together again.
Lisa Whelchel (Blair), Kim Fields (Tootie), Mindy Cohn (Natalie), Nancy McKeon (Jo) and of course Mrs. Garrett, as played by Charlotte Rae, will reunite for the first time in 20 years at the 2011 TV Land awards, Entertainment Weekly reports. "The Facts of Life" stars will be on hand to accept the Pop Culture Award.
If you're wondering where George Clooney will be, EW notes that his name wasn't included in the round-up. But perhaps he'll be added in before the show airs on April 17, like they've added to the list of those joining the "Kotter" reunion.
According to EW, it turns out Mr. Kotter, aka the show's co-creator Gabe Kaplan, will indeed join the Sweathogs as they accept the 35th Anniversary Award. John Travolta (Vinnie Barbarino), Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington) and Marcia Strassman (Julie Kotter), are already signed up for the ceremony.
Robert Hegyes, who portrayed Juan Epstein, has been added to the reunion as well.
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