That's Life (1998 TV series)

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This article is about the 1998 ABC television series. For other uses, see That's Life (disambiguation).
That's Life
Genre Comedy
Created by Eric Gilliland
Directed by Michael Lembeck
Starring Gerry Red Wilson
Kellie Overbey
Nadia Dajani
Ron Livingston
Pauley Perrette
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (1 unaired) [1]
Executive producer(s) Eric Gilliland
Sid Youngers
Producer(s) Lisa Albert
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Eric Gilliland Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Original network ABC
Original release March 10 – April 7, 1998

That's Life is an American television sitcom that premiered March 10, 1998, on ABC. The series is about a blue-collar family living in Queens.

Cast and characters[edit]

Mike (Gerry Red Wilson) is head of the meat department at the supermarket. He has been married to Patty (Kellie Overbey) for ten years, and the two live in their own duplex in Queens. Patty's sister Catherine (Nadia Dajani) and her son Kieran (Michael Charles Roman) move into the apartment above Mike and Patty. Lisa (Pauley Perrette) is Patty's college-aged sister. Mitch (Ron Livingston) is Mike's best friend.[2]


Rick Lyman of The New York Times called the series "an affable car wreck of a sitcom".[3] Ray Richmond of Variety said that it is "an uncomfortably crude" series that "looks to be a jarringly insular, Hollywood vision of how the gentiles must live".[2] In response to the Easter episode, which aired on April 7, 1998, the series was denounced by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights as "the most anti-Catholic television show ever".[4]


  1. ^ Flint, Joe (April 17, 1998). "On The Air: April 17, 1998". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b Richmond, Ray (March 9, 1998). "That's Life". Variety. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ Lyman, Rick (March 10, 1998). "Television Review; Erin Go Brawl: Feuds And Fussing in Queens". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  4. ^ Carter, Bill (April 17, 1998). "Catholic Lay Group Accuses ABC of Biased Programming". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

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