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Jennifer Aniston leads live re-enactment of The Facts Of Life with Gabrielle Union and Kathryn Hahn


You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have Jennifer Aniston on The Facts Of Life.

The 52-year-old actress is leading the star-studded cast of the live re-enactment of the beloved 1980s sitcom as she will be taking on the role of Blair Warner who was famously portrayed by Lisa Whelchel.

She will not be the only one hitting the stage as she will also be joined by Gabrielle Union, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Tolman, and Ann Dowd on the project.

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Iconic: The Facts Of Life are set to be re-enacted for another installment of Live In Front Of A Studio Audience

Iconic: The Facts Of Life are set to be re-enacted for another installment of Live In Front Of A Studio Audience

Back on primetime! Jennifer Aniston is leading the star-studded cast of the live re-enactment of the beloved 1980s sitcom as she will be taking on the role of Blair Warner

Legend: Blair Warner who was famously portrayed by Lisa Whelchel (pictured)

Back on primetime! Jennifer Aniston (left) is leading the star-studded cast of the live re-enactment of the beloved 1980s sitcom as she will be taking on the role of Blair Warner who was famously portrayed by Lisa Whelchel (right)

Executive producers Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear have done Live In Front Of A Studio Audience the past few years as the stars of today re-enact classic episodes of beloved sitcoms from yesteryear.

Jennifer’s character Blair is very rich and rebellious and comes from a blue blood background. 

There are plenty of amazing casting choices including Gabrielle, 49,  who will be portraying rollerskating enthusiast Tootie Ramsey who was played by Kim Fields.

Wow factor: There are plenty of amazing casting choices including Gabrielle Union

Rolling: She will be portraying rollerskating enthusiast Tootie Ramsey who was played by Kim Fields

Wow factor: There are plenty of amazing casting choices including Gabrielle Union, 49, who will be portraying rollerskating enthusiast Tootie Ramsey who was played by Kim Fields

Big shoes to fill: Kathryn Hahn, 48, will be taking on the role of rebellious and intelligent Jo Polniaczek

Signature role: Jo was portrayed by Nancy McKeon

Big shoes to fill: Kathryn Hahn, 48, will be taking on the role of rebellious and intelligent Jo Polniaczek who was portrayed by Nancy McKeon

Kathryn, 48, will be taking on the role of rebellious and intelligent Jo Polniaczek who was portrayed by Nancy McKeon.

 Allison, 40, is set to play body confident Natalie Green who was played by Mindy Cohn.

And last but certainly not least will be Ann, 65, who will be portraying iconic character Edna Garrett who was played by actress Charlotte Rae. 

Taking the reins: Allison Tolman, 40, is set to play body confident Natalie Green

Proud: Natalie was portrayed by Mindy Cohn

Taking the reins: Allison Tolman, 40, is set to play body confident Natalie Green who was played by Mindy Cohn

Legend: And last but certainly not least will be Ann Dowd, 65, who will be portraying iconic character Edna Garrett

Head: Edna was played by actress Charlotte Rae

Legend: And last but certainly not least will be Ann Dowd, 65, who will be portraying iconic character Edna Garrett who was played by actress Charlotte Rae

The Facts Of Life was focused on Edna who becomes housemother and dietitian at all-girls boarding school Eastland School in Peekskill, New York. 

In a press release, executive producer Kimmel said: ‘I cannot imagine a better group than Jennifer Aniston, Allison Tolman, Gabrielle Union, Kathryn Hahn and Ann Dowd, and I can’t wait to do their hair.’

It is also interesting to note that Jennifer’s ex-husband Justin Theroux is also serving as an executive producer.

Historic: The Facts Of Life was focused on Edna who becomes housemother and dietitian at all-girls boarding school Eastland School in Peekskill, New York

Historic: The Facts Of Life was focused on Edna who becomes housemother and dietitian at all-girls boarding school Eastland School in Peekskill, New York

Homage: Live In Front Of A Studio Audience one-night only specials have happened over the past few years as classics including All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times (Corinne Foxx and Andrew Bragher are pictured), and All In The Family have been portrayed

Homage: Live In Front Of A Studio Audience one-night only specials have happened over the past few years as classics including All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times (Corinne Foxx and Andrew Bragher are pictured), and All In The Family have been portrayed

Live In Front Of A Studio Audience one-night only specials have happened over the past few years as classics including All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and All In The Family have been portrayed.

The Facts Of Life were a highly successful sitcom which aired over nine seasons from 1979 to 1988 making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s.

The re-enactment will be pared with Diff’rent Strokes which will star Kevin Hart and John Lithgow.

The two Live In Front Of A Studio Audience specials will air Tuesday, December 7 at 8pm on ABC. 

Coming soon: The two Live In Front Of A Studio Audience specials - including the one for The Facts Of Life - will air Tuesday, December 7 at 8pm on ABC

Coming soon: The two Live In Front Of A Studio Audience specials – including the one for The Facts Of Life – will air Tuesday, December 7 at 8pm on ABC 



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