‘Facts of Life’ Reboot in the Works at Sony

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel are in talks to executive produce the comedy, which does not yet have a network.
The Facts of Life could be returning to TV.

Sony Pictures Television, which owns distribution rights to the sitcom, is in early talks to reboot the Diff’rent Strokes spinoff that originally aired on NBC for nine seasons and more than 200 episodes. A network is not yet attached and a search for a writer is underway.

Sources say Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel are in early talks to executive produce the reboot via their respective Appian Way and Ocean Films production companies. Sony TV declined comment.

The series, which starred Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mandy Cohn and Nancy McKeon, is one of the longest-running comedies of the 1980s and revolved around a housemother and her students at the all-female Eastland School in New York. The multicamera comedy was created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon.

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