The fact that 52-year-old Aniston is cast as a teenager in the TV special may raise a few eyebrows, but that’s all part of the fun.
Gabrielle Union, 49, Katherine Hahn, 48, and Allison Tolman, 40, were also all Confirmed by ABC as per Variety To star with Aniston in the reboot “The Facts of Life”, which was set at a boarding school for girls.
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“I can’t imagine a better group than Jennifer Aniston, Allison Tolman, Gabrielle Union and Katherine Hahn, and I can’t wait to do their hair,” Kimmel was quoted as saying.
Actress Ann Dowd, 65, will star as housewife Mrs. Garrett.
“The Facts of Life” originally ran on network television from 1979 – 1988, and was a spin-off of the classic sitcom “Different Strokes”.
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience” will feature a recreation of the classic episode of “The Facts of Life” as well as a revival of iconic scenes and sketches from “Different Strokes.”
The casting news for the “Different Strokes” portion of the special was announced earlier this month. Kevin Hart will play Arnold Jackson, Damon Wayans will play Willis Jackson, and John Lithgow will star as Mr. Drummond.
The upcoming “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” isn’t the first time ABC has revived the classic sitcom for one night only.
The network has also revived “All in the Family” and “Good Times”, as well. “The Jefferson” For the last “Live in front of a studio audience” special.