Life Goes On

  • 1989
  • TV Show
  • None

The trials and joys of the suburban Thachers, whose teen son Corky has Down syndrome. This alone made the well-received family drama unusual; what made it more so was that Chris Burke, who played the role, has the condition in real life. Corky wanted to be 'mainstreamed' in high school, which sometimes made life uncomfortable for his younger sister Becc (more…)

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Pig O' My Heart Trailer
01:06 — Drew opens his restaurant. But it's Corky who brings home the bacon: a lovable, supersized hog.
Brothers Trailer
01:01 — The Special Olympics is a great opportunity for fun, for friendship, and for one man to come to grips with his son's disability.
Call Of The Wild Trailer
01:12 — The spirit of a long-gone brave appears to Corky just as Drew begins a development on sacred Native American land.
Break A Leg, Mom Trailer
01:14 — Guilt-stricken Corky fears that he's the reason Libby gave up a glamorous show-biz career.
Save The Last Dance For Me Trailer
01:03 — Once she danced in front of royalty. But now life's curtain comes down for Becca's beloved ballet teacher.
Corky Rebels Trailer
01:07 — Rebel with a cause: Corky demands some independence, like riding the bus by himself.
Becca's First Love Trailer
01:06 — When Becca flips for a bad-boy rocker in a local garage band, her normal good sense goes missing.
Thacher And Henderson Trailer
01:03 — A high school reunion football game brings Drew together with his former best friend...and current foe.
Paige's Date Trailer
01:05 — Concerned that Paige seems drawn to losers, Drew arranges a blind date for her with a corporate go-getter.
Corky's Crush Trailer
01:06 — It's all in the timing. After 45 years, Libby's parents split up. After 45 seconds, Corky falls for the new girl in class.
With A Mighty Heart Trailer
01:04 — Drew is a great dad, a skill he didn't learn from his own father, a footloose guy who specializes in not being there.
Becca And The Underground Newspaper Trailer
01:12 — Becca writes a hard-hitting exposé of the school janitor's criminal past. But she doesn't have all the facts.
The Spring Fling Trailer
01:06 — Island Night at Marshall High means leis, music, punch...and Corky and Becca at their first high school dance.
The Baby-Sitter Trailer
01:05 — Corky learns that teens are more trouble than little kids when rowdy classmates crash his baby-sitting gig.
Corky For President Trailer
01:16 — "The brain and the brainless." That's what the in-crowd calls a geeky campaign manager and his class-president candidate, Corky.
Paige's Mom Trailer
01:02 — Paige's actress mother comes to town every few years, full of big promises that never come true.
Pets, Guys And Videotape Trailer
01:02 — Paige's new boss is a veterinarian who can't seem to get along with anyone who doesn't have four feet.
It Ain't All It's Cracked Up To Be Trailer
01:11 — Becca goes for the Teenage Miss beauty crown- and so does her icy, arrogant, beautiful classmate Rona.
Corky Witnesses A Crime Trailer
01:01 — Corky is the football team's equipment manager! Then the coach slugs a student, and Corky isn't sure if a team player tells.
The Return Of Uncle Richard Trailer
01:03 — Drew's brother is everything Drew isn't: a flashy, glib rascal. So naturally the kids adore him.
Ordinary Heroes Trailer
01:03 — Unappreciated at work and feeling all 43 of his years, Drew dreams of opening a restaurant.
Pilot Trailer
01:02 — Corky enrolls at his little sister's high school. He has courage and determination- but is that enough?
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  • Premiered: September 12, 1989
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: The trials and joys of the suburban Thachers, whose teen son Corky has Down syndrome. This alone made the well-received family drama unusual; what made it more so was that Chris Burke, who played the role, has the condition in real life. Corky wanted to be… (more)

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