Brand New Life is an American comedy-drama series starring Barbara Eden and produced by Walt Disney Television that aired for five 60-minute episodes on NBC as part of The Magical World of Disney during the 1989–90 television season.
After attending Rodgers 30th high school reunion,One of his former classmates, now a tv therapist, contacts Rodger and asks him to be on his show. Rodger dosn't want any part of it, but after barbara and the kids beg him to, he gives in.
Barbara is pitted aginst a traffic court judge, after her sons gets a ticket. The judge is someone who likes to make victims of the accused- Barbara objects to his actions, and he has her jailed for contempt.
This episode tackles the issue of teen pregnancy. When Erika finds out a 17 year old classmate is pregnant, she's excited--enough that her and her boyfriend want to throw a baby shower. The excitment soon changes when she relizes her friendship is in danger, when her friend has to face real commitment-- and grow up.
Amanda brings a deaf friend hom with her, a week before leaving for colledge, but many of the kids treat him differently. Until they all relize they have somthing in common.
The Gibbons family housekeeper Mrs. Jensen (played by guest star Helena Carroll) arrives.Mrs. Jensen lets Amanda sing in a nite club even though Amanda's father Roger told Amanda she couldn't. Mrs. Jensen explains that she thought it would be okay if she were with Amanda.Mrs. Jensen leaves the Gibbons family for a visit with her sister's husband.