If you’re a fan of nostalgic TV shows, then you probably know all about Chris Burke‘s hit series Life Goes On. The ABC show followed the life of the Thatcher family, running from 1989 to 1993, and was centered around Chris’ character Corky, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Life Goes On also starred Tracey Needham, Bill Smitrovich, Patti LuPone and more.
It’s been nearly three decades since the series went off the air, but in September 2021, actress Kellie Martin revealed Life Goes On was being revived when she tweeted a report from Deadline. “Some really exciting news that [Chad Lowe] and I had to keep quiet until now. A #LifeGoesOn reboot is in the works that will be written by the brilliant [Nkechi Okoro Carroll],” she wrote.
Per the outlet’s report, Nkechi is creating a reboot for Life Goes On while launching her own production company Rock My Soul Productions with entertainment executive Lindsay Dunn. The sequel will revisit a grown-up Becca Thatcher, played by Kellie, and the classic TV family as she returns to her hometown.
The news of the Life Goes On revival isn’t just exciting for longtime fans. During one episode of Where Are They Now?, Chris recalled his “great” road to stardom, saying the best part of his journey was being on the series. Since there are not that many TV shows about people who have Down Syndrome, Chris was thrilled to represent.
“It really shows we all have different talents … and [to] stick at what you’re good at,” he sweetly shared. “It’s not about performing disabilities. It’s about performing abilities. That’s the message.”
Looking back on the legacy of Life Goes On, Kellie said the popularity surrounding the classic sitcom is still so present. Speaking with Bustle in 2017, the actress marveled over the opportunity to be a part of such a memorable program.
“I have so many amazing memories from that show and it makes me so happy when people to this day still say, ‘I grew up watching you on Life Goes On,'” she gushed.
While fans wait for more details on the upcoming reboot, scroll below to see what the cast of Life Goes On has been up to!
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