Former Facts Of Life co-stars Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel are reuniting onscreen for a new Tv movie, 26 years after wrapping the hit U.S. sitcom.

The old pals will appear in For Better or For Worse, an adaptation of author Diann Hunt's bestselling novel, about a wedding co-ordinator who gets a second shot at love after the death of her husband.

The film will air on America's Hallmark Channel on 19 July (14).

A statement released by Hallmark executive Michelle Vicary reads: "To have Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reunite is a big Tv event."