NOTICE: SHUTTING DOWN 4 JAN 2015

On January 4, 2015, I will be shutting down the server that hosts The TV IV website. It has been a very long time since I've been able to put any decent amount of time into the site, and ad revenue is plummeting. I think it is time to shut it down or hand it off to someone who can keep it going properly. If you are interested in taking over the site's code and data, contact administrators at tviv.org. --CygnusTMtalk


The Mothers-in-Law

From The TV IV
Jump to: navigation, search
The Mothers-in-Law
Premiere September 10, 1967
Finale April 13, 1969
Airs Sundays at 2 p.m. on MeTV
Creator Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Davis
Network NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Desi Arnaz Productions
United Artists Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 56
Origin USA

The Mothers-in-Law is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

Eve and Herb Hubbard have lived next door to Kaye and Roger Buell for 15 years. Herb is a successful lawyer, while Roger is a television writer who works at home. The Hubbards are very straitlaced, the Buells off-the-wall and fun-loving. Despite their differences, including an age disparity of about twenty years, they are best friends. In spite of their friendship, though, they do tend to get into more than their share of squabbles.

The Buells' son Jerry and the Hubbards' daughter Suzie fall in love while in college, marry, and set up house in the Hubbards' garage apartment. The two sets of parents have different ideas of how their children should live their lives, and the constant meddling of the mothers-in-law provides the premise for the series. One of the differences between the two couples is that Kaye allowed Suzie to call her Mother Buell, but Eve wouldn't allow Jerry to call her Mother Hubbard. During the second season, the young couple have a set of fraternal twins, a boy and a girl named Joey and Hildy (from the middle names of Kaye and Eve).

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Eve Arden Eve Hubbard 1 2
Kaye Ballard Kaye Buell 1 2
Roger C. Carmel Roger Buell 1
Richard Deacon 2
Herbert Rudley Herb Hubbard 1 2
Jerry Fogel Jerry Buell 1 2
Deborah Walley Suzie Hubbard Buell 1 2

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 10, 1967 April 28, 1968 30
Season Two September 15, 1968 April 13, 1969 26

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series July 27, 2010 8 purchase

External Sites