The Good Life (1994 TV series)

The Good Life is an American sitcom television series created by Jeff Martin, Kevin Curran and Suzanne Martin, which aired on NBC from January 3 to April 12, 1994. (The fifth episode aired following NBC's coverage of Super Bowl XXVIII.) It starred John Caponera and Drew Carey.[1]

The Good Life
Also known asThe Bowmans
Created by
Written by
Directed byGerry Cohen
ComposerJonathan Wolff
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 3 (1994-01-03) –
April 12, 1994 (1994-04-12)

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"Gerry CohenWarren BellJanuary 3, 1994 (1994-01-03)
2"Maureen's Play"Gerry CohenMark DriscollJanuary 4, 1994 (1994-01-04)
3"Pilot"John RichJeff Martin, Kevin Curran & Suzanne MartinJanuary 11, 1994 (1994-01-11)
4"John Hurts His Leg or Tales from the Crip"Gerry CohenDavid Silverman & Stephen SustarsicJanuary 18, 1994 (1994-01-18)
5"The Statue"Gerry CohenFrank Lombardi & Dana RestonJanuary 30, 1994 (1994-01-30)
6"Calendar Girl"Gerry CohenMark DriscollFebruary 1, 1994 (1994-02-01)
7"She Shoots, She Scores"Gerry CohenKevin CurranFebruary 1, 1994 (1994-02-01)
8"John Takes Out Melissa"Gerry CohenLeslie RiederMarch 15, 1994 (1994-03-15)
9"John Fights the System"Gerry CohenDavid Silverman & Stephen SustarsicMarch 15, 1994 (1994-03-15)
10"Bob's Field Trip"Gerry CohenWendy BraffMarch 22, 1994 (1994-03-22)
11"Melissa the Thief"Gerry CohenSuzanne MartinMarch 29, 1994 (1994-03-29)
12"The Mother-in-Law"Gerry CohenHolly HesterApril 5, 1994 (1994-04-05)
13"John's New Assistant"Gerry CohenSuzanne MartinApril 12, 1994 (1994-04-12)


  1. ^ Cotter, Bill (1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television. Hyperion Books. pp. 449–450. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5.

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