Together again! Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields, stars of the 1979 hit sitcom "The Facts of Life," are reuniting for another small screen debut. Whelchel, 51, and Fields, 45, are co-starring in the Hallmark TV movie, "For Better or For Worse."
In the romantic comedy, Whelchel plays a wedding coordinator named Wendy and Fields stars as her close friend and co-worker. The film also stars Canadian actor Antonio Cupo, Edward Ruttle and Alicia Josipovic.
"Opposites attract when Wendy (Whelchel), a wedding coordinator, and Marco (Cupo), a divorce attorney, find their lives suddenly intertwined. Wendy is finally settling into the single life after struggling with the death of her husband. After a difficult season of grief, she's taken over the family business of coordinating weddings with the help of her friend and co-worker Roseanne (Fields)," Hallmark wrote in a synopsis.
Things get interesting when "the charming and incredibly annoying" Marco opens his business as a divorce attorney right next to Wendy's wedding business.
"Although Wendy will stop at nothing to promote her marriage business over Marco's divorce business, she must form an alliance with Marco after her son Collin (Ruttle) announces his unexpected engagement to Marco's daughter Sophia (Josipovic)," the synopsis continued.
"For Better or For Worse" is based on the novel of the same name by Diann Hunt and premieres on the Hallmark Channel on July 19.
From 1979 to 1988, Whelchel and Fields starred on the NBC show "The Facts of Life," a spinoff of "Different Strokes." The sitcom focused on Edna Garrett, the housemother at a private all-girls boarding school. Whelchel played the preppy Blair Warner and Fields was the gossipy Tootie Ramsey.