Life Goes On: Early 90s drama gets sequel series pilot order at NBC

Life Goes On, 90s, drama, pilot order, NBC

The popular early 90s drama, Life Goes On, is getting a shot at a sequel series at NBC. It has been announced that the network has put in a pilot order for the show and, per “The Hollywood Reporter“, the show will bring back actress Kellie Martin who played Becca Thatcher on the original series.

The pilot is coming from Nkechi Okoro Carroll and is being described as a sequel to the original show and not a reboot. Kellie Martin is in place to return as a well-accomplished doctor and decides that it’s time to go back to her hometown after all these years. Martin will also serve as a producer on the series along with Chad Lowe, who also appeared on the original show.

ABC was the home of the original series but the sequel is in development at NBC. The show will focus on Becca Thatcher (Kellie Martin), who was the family’s youngest daughter in the series. The Life Goes On pilot will be written by Nkechi Okoro Carroll, best known for writing on All American. Carroll will be an executive producer along with Lindsay Dunn, while Martin will be a producer along with actor Chad Lowe, who played Becca’s boyfriend Jesse in the original series. Original series creator Michael Braverman will be an executive consultant as well.

Life Goes On originally aired for four seasons on ABC from 1989-1993. The show focused on the Thatcher family who is living in suburban Chicago. The family consists of Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is known as Corky. Life Goes On was significant during its initial run because it was the first television series to have a major character with Down Syndrome. The character of Corky was played by Chris Burke, who has Down Syndrome in real life.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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