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‘Diff’rent Strokes’ and ‘The Facts of Life’ to Be Recreated on ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience”

They Follow Earlier Recreations of 'All in the Family', 'The Jeffersons' and 'Good Times'

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“Diff’rent Strokes” and spin-off “The Facts of Life” will be recreated for the next “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special on ABC from Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear. It airs live on Tuesday, December 7 (from 8-9:30 p.m. ET) and it follows earlier recreations of “All in the Family”, “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times.”

Featured in the “Diff’rent Strokes” installment will John Lithgow as Mr.Drummond, Kevin Hart as Arnold, Damon Wayans as Willis and Ann Dowd as Mrs. Garrett. The cast of the girls on “The Facts of Life” will be revealed at a later date.

This latest installment of the “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” segment will lead into the series premiere of new ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary.” Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel will executive produce along with Brent Miller, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux and Jim Burrows. Burrows and Andy Fisher will direct the live show.