Brand New Life (television) Limited television series; aired in 1989-90. After a pilot episode aired on NBC, Disney picked up four episodes to air on its anthology series. Stars Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Shawnee Smith, Jennie Garth, Byron Thomes, Alison Sweeney, David Tom. A divorced mother of three meets a wealthy widower also with kids, and they soon marry. The series deals with the family’s attempts to get along with each other.