Season 2, Episode 1 The New Girl
First Aired: November 19, 1980
Arnold Jackson visits Mrs. Garrett just as she's preoccupied with a new student, a tough city kid who immediately gets herself and her schoolmates into trouble. First of two parts. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.
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- Premiered: August 24, 1979
- Rating: None
- Premise: A long-running `Diff'rent Strokes' spin-off set at a girls boarding school, with the Drummond's former housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett, now a housemother. The venues for her charges' escapades moved off-campus in later years when Mrs. Garrett opened a series of… (more)