The producers were not yet ready to end the show, so they came up with another spinoff idea. The last two episodes of The Facts of Life were a setup for this new spinoff.
Producers hired actors Mayim Bialik, Seth Green, and Juliette Lewis to guest star in future episodes as new Eastland students. Luckily, this spinoff didn’t end up happening. We believe that sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone.