The Good Life (1994 TV series)

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The Good Life
Also known as "The Bowmans"
Genre Comedy
Created by Jeff Martin
Kevin Curran
Suzanne Martin
Written by Warren Bell
Wendy Braff
Kevin Curran
Mark Driscoll
Holly Hester
Frank Lombardi
Jeff Martin
Suzanne Martin
Dana Reston
Leslie Rieder
David Silverman
Stephen Sustarsic
Directed by Gerry Cohen
Starring John Caponera
Drew Carey
Eve Gordon
Jake Patellis
Shay Astar
Justin Berfield
Monty Hoffman
Ralph Ahn
Paul Feig
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) David Silverman
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Interbang, Inc.
Touchstone Television
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network NBC
Original release January 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.


  • John Caponera as John Bowman
  • Eve Gordon as Maureen Bowman
  • Jake Patellis as Paul Bowman
  • Shay Astar as Melissa Bowman
  • Justin Berfield as Bob Bowman
  • Drew Carey as Drew Clark

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