MERCHANDISE
Information on available DVD merchandise available for the series.




DVD Merchandise
NameEpisodes Release Date Bonus
Features
The Complete First and Second Seasons 295/9/2006
5/20/2014 (Re-release)
  • Remembering The Facts of Life: Featurette
  • After the Facts of Life: Featurette
  • The Complete Third Season2410/24/2006
  • N/A
  • The Complete Fourth Season235/4/2010
  • The Facts of Life Goes To Paris
  • Know the Facts: Trivia Game
  • The Complete Fifth Season2611/2/2010
  • N/A
  • The Complete Sixth Season2606/9/2015
  • N/A
  • The Complete Seventh Season2410/20/2015
  • N/A
  • The Complete Eighth SeasonXXNot Released
  • N/A
  • The Complete Ninth SeasonXXNot Released
  • N/A
  • The Complete Series 2011/13/2015
  • Remembering The Facts of Life: Featurette
  • After the Facts of Life: Featurette
  • The Girls School, Diff'rent Strokes Facts of Life Pilot
  • Commemorative Booklet
  • The Facts of Life Goes To Paris Movie
  • The Facts of Life Down Under Movie
  • Know the Facts: Trivia Game
  • 2014 35th Anniversary Reunion: Paley Centre Event



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    THE COMPLETE SERIES ON DVD

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    You Take the Good, You Take the Bad...

    The Facts of Life:
    The Complete Series

    Available on DVD
    January 13, 2015

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    Orders from ShoutFactory.com

    Product Information

    Discs:

    26

    Run-time:

    -

    Aspect Ratio:

    1.33:1

    B/W or Color:

    Color

    Language:

    English

    Region:

    1

    Rating:

    NR

    Production Date:

    1979-1988

    Closed-Caption:

    Yes

    Subtitles:

    -



    You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have: The Facts of Life: The Complete Series! On January 13th, 2015, Mrs. Garrett and her girls are ready to make you laugh - and make you think - all over again with Shout! Factory's release of the beloved sitcom as a complete series DVD set for the first time! The Facts of Life: The Complete Series contains all 201 episodes of this quintessential 80s show as originally aired, as well as a disc of bonus features including the new-to-DVD 2014 Paley Center cast reunion event!

    Fans who order the 26-DVD set through ShoutFactory.com will receive free shipping, as well as early delivery of their sets by December 16th, 2014.

    Join Blair (Lisa Whelchel), Tootie (Kim Fields), Natalie (Mindy Cohn), and Jo (Nancy McKeon) at their exclusive girls school as they experience the highs and lows that we all experience on the road to adulthood. With the ever-developing friendship of our four young heroines, the gentle wisdom of Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae), and enough "Very Special Episodes" to make viewers blush, The Facts of Life remains a favorite for countless fans to this day. From Eastland School for Girls to Edna's Edibles...from hilarious Cousin Geri (Geri Jewell) to hunky George Burnett (George Clooney), who says "the world never seems to be living up to your dreams?"

    Spinning off from the hit show Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life debuted in August of 1979 and aired on NBC for nine seasons. Featuring guest stars including George Clooney, Cloris Leachman, Mayim Bialik, Seth Green and Juliette Lewis, the Primetime Emmy nominated series went on to becomes one of the longest running sitcoms of all time and is firmly entrenched in 80's pop culture.

    The Facts of Life: The Complete Series Bonus Features

    •"The Girls School" - Diff'rent Strokes episode debuting Mrs. Garrett and the girls of Eastlake Academy
    •The Facts of Life Goes To Paris - TV Movie
    •The Facts of Life Down Under - TV Movie
    •Remembering The Facts of Life - Featurette
    •After The Facts - Featurette
    •Know The Facts: Trivia Game
    •Commemorative Booklet
    •Cast Reunion At The Paley Center (September 2014 event)

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    THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON ON DVD

    George Clooney joins The Facts of Life in the Complete Seventh Season!
    Garrett's girls are back! Join Blair, Natalie, Tootie, Jo, and Mrs. G for 24 Fact-astic episodes of laughs and life lessons in The Facts of Life: Season Seven. Every Facts fan knows that big changes are always in store for our heroines, but Season Seven knocks the girls for a loop when they return home from summer vacation and find that Edna's Edibles has been destroyed in a fire!

    Employing the services of hunky contractor George Burnett (Academy Award winner George Clooney {2005: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Syriana; 2013: Best Picture (Producer): Argo} in an early role), they set out on a bold new business model, and from the ashes of Edna's Edibles rises the gift shop, Over Our Heads! Featuring Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields and Nancy McKeon, The Facts of Life: Season Seven delivers all the heart and hilarity fans have come to expect from a sitcom classic that became a cultural touchstone for any young adult of the eighties.In a season full of guest stars - including Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Jason Bernard (Herman's Head), singer El DeBarge (as himself), singer Charo (as herself), Elizabeth Kerr (Mork & Mindy), Tonight Show with Johnny Carson producer Jim McCawley (as himself), Nehemiah Persoff (Yentl, An American Tail), and Alex Rocco (The Godfather), among others - no star shone brighter than a new recurring cast member: a pre-A-list George Clooney!

    Clooney joined Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, and Mackenzie Astin in a role as "George Burnett," a character who would appear in 13 of the 24 episodes this season, and then in 4 more episodes during Season 8. This was in 1985-87, before Clooney appeared on Roseanne (1988-91) or Sisters (1993-94), and before his breakout role in 1994 as "Dr. Doug Ross" in ER.

    On October 20th, Shout! Factory will release The Facts of Life - The Complete 7th Season on DVD as an individual season set (it's already available as part of The Complete Series). This 3-disc package will cost $29.93 SRP, and includes closed captioning.

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    THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON ON DVD

    THE COMPLETE 6TH SEASON ON DVD!
    A classic sitcom - and that's a Fact! Mrs. Garrett and her girls - Blair, Natalie, Tootie and Jo - are back with another batch of freshly baked episodes filled with humor and heart in the sixth season of The Facts of Life. Featuring Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields and Nancy McKeon, The Facts of Life: Season Six is another terrific outing from one of America's most adored situation comedies, and a must-have for fans.

    Season Six finds the girls dividing their time between working at Mrs. Garrett's gourmet food shop, Edna's Edibles, and exploring an ever-expanding world and all the challenges that lie ahead as they launch themselves into young adulthood. Through it all - from a hurricane-battered spring break in Fort Lauderdale to a memorable night of cruising in Peekskill - Mrs. Garrett's four young charges learn that the one thing you can always count on is friendship and sisterhood.Sony put out the first three seasons in 2006, then Shout! took up the rights to the 4th and 5th seasons for DVD release in 2010. Two months ago, Shout! Factory delivered all 9 seasons of the show on DVD with their 27-disc set of The Complete Series. But what about fans who prefer to continue getting it in individual season sets? No worries, and that's a FACT. Because on June 9th Shout! will release The Facts of Life - The Complete 6th Season.

    This 3-DVD set is priced at $29.93 SRP, and includes closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Guest stars include John Astin (The Addams Family), Steve Susskind (Monsters, Inc.), Mackenzie Astin (son of the previously-mentioned John Astin, and also in later seasons a regular cast member for Facts), Timothy Stack (Son of the Beach), Dick O'Neill (Cagney & Lacey), Ryan Cassidy (in a recurring role), Moon Unit Zappa (daughter of Frank Zappa and vocalist on his song "Valley Girl"), and Peter DeLuise (21 Jump Street).

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    THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON ON DVD

    THE COMPLETE 5TH SEASON ON DVD!
    The Facts of Life: The Complete Fifth Season was announced 7/28/2010 by Shout Factory! This installment is released on November 2, 2010. You have to take a bite out of 25 deliciously 30 minute "Edible" episodes. The Fifth Season (1983-1984) was the second major transition for the series, the first being the second season axe and addition of Nancy McKeon to the cast. Mrs. Garrett being very frustrated by Mr. Parker, Eastland's Headmaster, decides to quit Eastland and open her own gourmet food shop in nearby Peekskill, New York in the Season Premiere Hour Long Episode "Brave New World."

    Natalie and Tootie gain permission from their parents to move in with Mrs. Garrett, while Jo lost a scholarship and can not afford the dorm. Mrs. Garrett lends a hand to let her work in the shop in effort to remain in college. Blair rushes Gamma Gamma Gamma and later learns that sorority sister Boots St. Clair (Jami Gertz - Still Standing, Square Pegs) tricked her into sweating about the election, even though she is a legacy, and then decides moves into Mrs. Garrett's house.

    Mrs. Garrett and the girls also experience vandalism of the shop by a trouble teen Kelly Affanto (Grease 2's Pamela Segall); visiting a male strip club where Blairs boyfriend is a dancer; illegal computer tampering with a competitive business; Mrs. Garrett learning she may be thrown on the street because her divorsing son's joint ownership, a very odd dream episode where the year is 2000, Mrs. Garrett being possessed and killing customers for much needed meat, Jo's sudden return of an old flame Eddie (Clark Brandon), and fights between the girls parents.

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    THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON ON DVD

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


    Just in Time for Mother's Day, Head Back to School with
    Mrs. Garrett and the Girls from Eastland Academy...

    THE FACTS OF LIFE:
    THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON


    Starring Emmy Nominee Charlotte Rae,
    Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn and Kim Fields

    Collectable 4-DVD Set Brims With All 24 Memorable Episodes,
    A Two-Hour Television Special The Facts of Life Goes To Paris
    And Much More, Available on MAY 4, 2010 from Shout! Factory



    Blair, Tootie, Natalie and Jo, are back in school under the guiding hand and watchful eye of their den mother, Mrs. Garrett at the Eastland Academy for Girls when Shout! Factory releases The Facts of Life: The Complete Fourth Season on May 4, 2010. The four-DVD box set of The Facts of Life: The Complete Fourth Season features all 24 unforgettable episodes plus The Facts of Life Goes to Paris, a two-hour television special where the girls and Mrs. Garrett embark on a Parisian adventure. A must-have for fans of contemporary TV classics and DVD collectors, The Facts of Life: The Complete Fourth Season is priced for everyone to own at $39.97.

    Season Four highlights include a marriage proposal for Mrs. Garrett, an eye-opening lesson in drunk driving for the girls, and Blair and Jo heading off to college! Dishing out quick-witted humor and big laughs, the girls literally grew up right in front of millions of viewers each week.

    The Facts of Life first aired on NBC August 24, 1979, as a spin off from the network's culturally popular sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, lasting nine seasons and 209 episodes. After its somewhat slow start, The Facts of Life found its niche and became a success, ultimately becoming one of the longest-running sitcoms on television, despite numerous time slot changes over the course of its run.

    DVD Bonus Content:
    • The Facts Of Life Goes To Paris
    • Know The Facts: Trivia Game


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    THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON ON DVD
    SEASON THREE PRESS RELEASE


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    You Take the Good, You Take the Bad,
    You Take Them Both and There You Have …

    THE FACTS OF LIFE:
    THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
    Emmy® Nominee Charlotte Rae, with Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel,
    Kim Fields, and Mindy Cohn Return to DVD October 24

    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 14, 2006) – Blair, Jo, Tootie, Natalie and Mrs. Garrett return to DVD on October 24 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts The Facts of Life: The Complete Third Season. The three-disc set of 24 episodes from the popular, long-running series tackles issues that still face teenagers today: alcohol, romance, competition, and breaking the rules. As Mrs. Garrett, the ultimate den mother, Charlotte Rae was nominated for an Emmy® for her work in this season. The set will be priced at $29.95 SRP.

    The Facts of Life also stars Lisa Whelchel (Where the Red Fern Grows) as Blair, the snooty rich girl who ultimately demonstrates that she’s not as perfect as she appears; Nancy McKeon (TV’s “The Division”) as Jo, the rebellious girl from the wrong side of the tracks who frequently shows a softer side beneath her hard shell; Mindy Cohn (TV’s “The Help”) as Natalie, the perky comedienne in the group who always has a funny line in any situation; and Kim Fields (TV’s “Living Single”) as Tootie, the youngest member of the group who often gets herself into trouble over her love of spreading gossip.

    The Facts of Life first aired on NBC August 24, 1979, as a spin-off from the network’s culturally popular sitcom “Diff'rent Strokes,” lasting 9 seasons and 209 episodes. After its somewhat slow start, The Facts of Life found its niche and became a success, ultimately becoming one of the longest-running sitcoms on television, despite numerous timeslot changes over the course of its run.

    The third season finds the characters in myriad dilemmas: Tootie (Fields) gets drunk for the first time, as well as developing a crush on her favorite singer (Jermaine Jackson of “The Jackson 5); Natalie (Cohn) gets mugged after coming home from a party and develops a fear of going outside; Jo (McKeon) falls out of love with her fiancée (played by ‘80s heartthrob Clark Brandon) and in love with the man who’s playing her husband in a simulated marriage project for a class; Blair (Whelchel) learns her grandfather is a member of a Ku Klux Klan; and Mrs. Garrett has her hands full when she rekindles an old romantic fling.

    DVD Special Features Include:
    Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
    Full Screen Presentations
    Audio: English (stereo)
    Bonus Previews
    Closed Captioned

    The Facts of Life: The Complete Third Season episodes include:
    Growing Pains
    Fear Strikes Back
    Baby in the House
    A Friend in Deed
    Front Page
    Give and Take
    Sweet Sorrow
    From Russia with Love
    Dear Me
    Cousin Geri Returns
    Legacy
    Green-Eyed Monster
    The Americanization of Miko
    Marriage Brokers
    Starstruck
    Four Musketeers
    The Affair
    The Runaway
    New York, New York
    Kids Can Be Cruel
    Mind Your Own Business
    The Academy
    Read No evil
    Jo’s Cousin Read No Evil

    Broadcast Year: 1981 – 1982
    The Facts of Life: The Complete Third has a run time of approximately 602 minutes and is not rated. Artwork is available at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

    DVD Catalog # 16262
    UPC Code: 0-43396-16262-4
    Order Date: 9/21/06
    SLP: $29.95

    About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a division of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.


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    DVD Special Features Include:
    • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
    • Full Screen Presentations
    • Audio: English (stereo)
    • Bonus Previews
    • Closed Captioned

    The Facts of Life: The Complete Third Season was broadcasted from 1981-1982, has a run time of approximately 602 minutes and is not rated.
    THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS ON DVD
    THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS
    OF THE FACTS OF LIFE TO DVD


    You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have THE FACTS OF LIFE...! A spin-off of the tremendously popular "Diff'rent Strokes," THE FACTS OF LIFE is the hilarious series that follows Mrs. Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae) and her mission as housemother to instill values in the girls of Eastland School. The large first season cast included John Lawlor, Jenny O’Hara, Lisa Whelchel, Felice Schachter, Julie Piekarski, Kim Fields, Molly Ringwald, Jullie Anne Haddock, Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon. By the second season, the show focused on Mrs. Garrett and just four Eastland girls - spoiled Blair, gossipy Tootie, wise-cracking Natalie, and rebellious Jo. Under Mrs. Garrett's guidance, these four go from wide-eyed school girls to mature young women...all while learning THE FACTS OF LIFE! Guest stars include the cast of "Diff'rent Strokes," Helen Hunt and Richard Dean Anderson of TV's "MacGyver"! Includes all 29 laugh-packed episodes from Seasons One and Two!


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    SEASON ONE AND TWO PRESS RELEASE

    Charlotte Rae, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Molly Ringwald, Kim Fields, and Mindy Cohn Star in….

    THE FACTS OF LIFE THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS

    Arriving on DVD May 9 in a Four-Disc Set Guest Stars include Oscar® Winner Helen Hunt, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (February 27, 2006) – Mrs. Garrett and the girls from Eastland Academy make their DVD debut on May 9 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases The Facts of Life: The Complete First and Second Seasons. The collection of 29 episodes from the popular, long-running series featuring an outstanding ensemble cast of young women will be available in a four-disc set and priced at $39.95 SLP.

    The Facts of Life stars Charlotte Rae (TV’s “Diff’rent Strokes”), along with the young women who were every girl’s ideal and every boy’s first crush: Lisa Whelchel (Where the Red Fern Grows), Nancy McKeon (TV’s “The Division”), Mindy Cohn (TV’s “The Help”), Kim Fields (TV’s “Living Single”), Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink), Felice Schachter (Zapped!), Julie Piekarski (TV’s “Best of Times”), and Julie Anne Haddack (The Great Santini).

    Guest stars the first and second seasons include Conrad Bain, Todd Bridges, Gary Coleman and Dana Plato from “Diff’rent Strokes,” Helen Hunt (TV’s “Mad About You,” As Good As It Gets, Twister), Richard Dean Anderson (TV’s “MacGyver,” “Stargate SG-1”), Zsa Zsa Gabor (Touch of Evil, Queen of Outer Space), Robert Alda (Rhapsody in Blue, Imitation of Life), Alex Rocco (The Wedding Planner), and comedienne Geri Jewell. Jewell is particularly notable because she was the first person with a visible disability to become a recurring character on a primetime sitcom. During her long run on the show, Jewell broke important new ground by addressing issues of disability awareness.

    Set in an exclusive East Coast boarding school, The Facts of Life never shied away from tackling tough subjects facing teenage girls during its 209 episode run. In the first two seasons alone, the series included storylines that dealt with dieting, adoption, athletic competition, divorce, drugs, shoplifting, teenage marriage, gossip, teen suicide, and plagiarism.

    The Facts of Life first aired on August 24, 1979, on NBC as a spin-off from the network’s phenomenally-popular sitcom “Diff'rent Strokes” on which Charlotte Rae played Mrs. Garrett, housekeeper to Philip Drummond's household. On The Facts of Life, Mrs. Garrett becomes a dorm housemother at Eastland, an exclusive girl’s boarding school, where she acts as confidante and surrogate parent to the girls in her charge. The first season involved Mrs. Garrett adjusting to her new job and featured storylines involving the numerous issues besetting ‘tweens.

    Needing to sharpen its broad focus, in the second season Mrs. Garrett became the school’s nutritionist and the series concentrated its attention on four girls in Mrs. Garrett’s charge: the wealthy and spoiled debutante Blair (Whelchel), the wisecracking Natalie (Cohn), the sassy Tootie (Fields) and the newly-introduced character of working class tough girl Jo (McKeon), who offered a dynamic counterpoint to the other upper-class teens and gave the series renewed energy and life.

    After its somewhat slow start, The Facts of Life found its niche and became a success, ultimately becoming the longest-running sitcom of its time on television, despite numerous timeslot changes over the course of its nine seasons. The show also inspired the TV movies The Facts of Life in Paris (1982), The Facts of Life Down Under (1987) and The Facts of Life Reunion (2001).

    DVD Special Features Include:
    • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
    • Full Screen Presentations
    • Audio: English (stereo)
    • Bonus Previews
    • Featurette: Remembering the Facts of Life
    • Featurette: After Facts
    • Closed Captioned

    The Facts of Life: The Complete First and Second Seasons is from the broadcast years of 1979 – 1981, has a run time of approximately 707 minutes and is not rated.
    THE FACTS OF LIFE BIOGRAPHY
    PRODUCT DETAIL: Featuring clips from the sitcom and interviews with Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel (Blair Warner), Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green), former NBC Executive Warren Littlefield, BIOGRAPHY takes an inside look at The Facts of Life.

    It was the end of the 70's. For the NBC network, there was only one successful sitcom on its line-up - "Diff'rent Strokes." Ratings were still the key, and for NBC President Fred Silverman, this was no laughing matter. Leave it up to one leading lady to save the day - actress Charlotte Rae, AKA "Mrs. Garrett."

    Created as a spin-off of the popular "Diff'rent Strokes," "The Facts of Life" premiered in 1979. With Charlotte Rae continuing her role as "Mrs. Garrett," former housekeeper of the Drummond family on "Diff'rent Strokes," the show centered around an all-girls boarding school where Rae served as housemother. A diverse group of young girls were enrolled at the Eastland School for Girls. The core group included Blair, the affluent blonde; Tootie, resident gossipmonger; the streetwise Jo; and Natalie, the chubby one. The show experienced some growing pains at first, but eventually found its way into the hearts of millions of viewers each week. The show continued to evolve until its final episode in 1988. Under Mrs. Garrett's guidance, the Eastland girls, Blair, Jo, Tootie, and Natalie; went from wide-eyed school girls to affable young women having survived break-ups and break-outs...all while learning the facts of life.

    Run-Time: Approx 60 minutes
    Retail Cost: $19.99
    Item Number: AAE-18816
    NO LONGER AVAILABLE - DISCONTINUED!