The Good Life (1994 TV series)

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The Good Life
Also known as"The Bowmans"
Created byJeff Martin
Kevin Curran
Suzanne Martin
Written byWarren Bell
Wendy Braff
Kevin Curran
Mark Driscoll
Holly Hester
Frank Lombardi
Jeff Martin
Suzanne Martin
Dana Reston
Leslie Rieder
David Silverman
Stephen Sustarsic
Directed byGerry Cohen
StarringJohn Caponera
Drew Carey
Eve Gordon
Jake Patellis
Shay Astar
Justin Berfield
Monty Hoffman
Ralph Ahn
Composer(s)Jonathan Wolff
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Producer(s)David Silverman
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Interbang, Inc.
Touchstone Television
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 3 – April 12, 1994

The Good Life is an American sitcom which aired on NBC in early 1994. (The fifth episode aired following NBC's coverage of Super Bowl XXVIII.) It starred John Caponera and Drew Carey.

Other members of the cast included Eve Gordon, Jake Patellis, Shay Astar, Justin Berfield and Monty Hoffman.

The show revolved around Caponera's character and featured both his home life and the lock company where he served as a middle manager. It was set in Chicago.

Thirteen episodes were produced and aired before the sitcom's cancellation in May 1994.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Paul Dates a Buddhist"TBATBAJanuary 3, 1994 (1994-01-03)
2"Maureen's Play"TBATBAJanuary 4, 1994 (1994-01-04)
3"Pilot"TBATBAJanuary 11, 1994 (1994-01-11)
4"John Hurts His Leg or Tales from the Crip"TBATBAJanuary 18, 1994 (1994-01-18)
5"The Statue"TBATBAJanuary 30, 1994 (1994-01-30)
6"Calendar Girl"TBATBAFebruary 1, 1994 (1994-02-01)
7"She Shoots, She Scores"TBATBAFebruary 1, 1994 (1994-02-01)
8"John Takes Out Melissa"TBATBAMarch 15, 1994 (1994-03-15)
9"John Fights the System"TBATBAMarch 15, 1994 (1994-03-15)
10"Bob's Field Trip"TBATBAMarch 22, 1994 (1994-03-22)
11"Melissa the Thief"TBATBAMarch 29, 1994 (1994-03-29)
12"The Mother-in-Law"TBATBAApril 5, 1994 (1994-04-05)
13"John's New Assistant"Gerry CohenSuzanne MartinApril 12, 1994 (1994-04-12)

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Preceded by
Homicide: Life on the Street
The Good Life (1994 TV series)
Super Bowl lead-out program
Succeeded by