Normal Life (TV series)

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Normal Life
Genre Sitcom
Created by Ian Gurvitz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Brillstein-Grey Entertainment
Original channel CBS
Original run March 21 – July 18, 1990

Normal Life is an American sitcom television series that aired from March 21 until July 18, 1990.


This series was based on the real unconventional home life of the Zappa children and their rocker dad Frank Zappa.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Big Game" Don Mischer March 21, 1990 (1990-03-21)
Simon tries to beat Jake's legendary basketball game. Tess decides to join the neighborhood watch.
2 "Please Releash Me" Don Mischer March 28, 1990 (1990-03-28)
Max is ticked off when Simon brings home a stray dog.
3 "Two Timin'" Greg Antonacci April 4, 1990 (1990-04-04)
Tess and Prima suspect that they are dating the same man.
4 "Losing Isn't Everything" Greg Antonacci April 11, 1990 (1990-04-11)
Simon goes up against the school bully. Anne and Tess help each other with a diet.
5 "It's Only Rock 'N Roll" Greg Antonacci April 18, 1990 (1990-04-18)
Jake decides to play with his band instead of going to college.
6 "P.O.V." Greg Antonacci April 25, 1990 (1990-04-25)
Anne's father, a gambler, shows up at their doorstep.
7 "Birth of a Notion" Gerry Cohen May 30, 1990 (1990-05-30)
Anne decides to run for the school board.
8 "Facial Attraction" Greg Antonacci June 6, 1990 (1990-06-06)
Simon dates two girl at once.
9 "Prom?" Greg Antonacci June 20, 1990 (1990-06-20)
Tess considers dating a high school student. Anne wants the police to find the one who bent her fender.
10 "And Baby Makes..." Gary Shimokawa June 27, 1990 (1990-06-27)
Jake's girlfriend leaves her baby in his care.
11 "Freefall" Greg Antonacci July 4, 1990 (1990-07-04)
Jake has to give Prima some bad news. Max decides to go sky diving.
12 "Transition" Don Mischer July 11, 1990 (1990-07-11)
Tess decides to leave the nest. Simon comes up with a moneymaking plot at school.
13 "Critique" Don Mischer July 18, 1990 (1990-07-18)
Tess wants Max and Anne to review her short story.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Normal Life Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 

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