In a surprise new addition on to Disney+ in the United States and Canada today, Disney released the ABC special, ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’.

The Emmy Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” made its highly anticipated return with a third iteration, featuring live reenactments of the hit series “The Facts of Life,” created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, and “Diff’rent Strokes,” created by Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris.

This special has an incredible cast, including Kevin Hart, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Damon Wayans, Jon Stewart and John Lithgow.

This title wasn’t announced in advance to be coming to Disney+, having previously aired on ABC earlier this week and released on Hulu the following day.  This continues a new trend of Disney releasing some of ABC’s holiday specials onto Disney+, as earlier in the week, Disney added the latest season of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” onto Disney+ in the US and Canada.

There have been many discussions lately about Disney adding more content for mature audiences and sharing some new content from ABC, which the whole family can enjoy, which has to be a good thing and something we see more often.

Will you be checking out “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’” on Disney+ this weekend?

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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  1. Dylan December 10, 2021

    Well this was a surprise…. But a welcome one none the less. It’s interesting because these live specials are produced by Sony TV (who own the distribution rights to these classic shows) since it’s already public knowledge that Sony films will stream on Disney+ and Hulu very soon (hopefully at the start of the new year) I’m surprised that Sony gave Disney the ok to put one of their specials on their own service.