The 46-year-old will play Caroline Ingalls, mother of Laura Ingalls, the character she played as a 10-year-old in 1974.
Not bad for the little girl from Beethoven.
Mixing politics with show biz, Melissa Gilbert went on to be elected President of the Screen Actors Guild and in 2016 she won a primary in the race to represent Michigan's 8th district in Congress.
Petersburg, London, Paris, Montreal, and New York, she was pregnant with her second child.
After re-uniting for a third time, they finally married on January 1, 1995 in her mother's living room.
In 2009, her autobiography Prairie Tale: A Memoir, was released.