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Release Date:
24 September 1994 (USA) See more »
The story of 4 daughters-in-law...And the mother of all mothers-in-law
Four sisters-in-law struggle to deal with small town life and their overbearing mother-in-law. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 8)

Judith Ivey ... Alexandria 'Alex' Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)

Beth Broderick ... Delilah Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)

Harriet Sansom Harris ... Vivian Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)

Charlotte Ross ... Bree Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)

Eileen Heckart ... Mother Emma Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Directed by
Linda Day (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Trainer (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
John Sgueglia (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Writing credits
Marc Cherry (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jamie Wooten (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tracy Gamble (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Richard Vaczy (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Nancylee Myatt (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Joey Murphy (3 episodes, 1994)
John Pardee (3 episodes, 1994)
David Flebotte (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Produced by
Jan Siegelman .... supervising producer (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tracy Gamble .... co-executive producer (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Nancylee Myatt .... producer (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Richard Vaczy .... co-executive producer (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Marc Cherry .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jamie Wooten .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
Coral Hawthorne .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1994-1995)

Jordan Reed .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Steven Cahill (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Cinematography by
Dan Kuleto (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Film Editing by
Mike Cole (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Casting by
Allison Jones (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Production Design by
David Sackeroff (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Set Decoration by
Greg J. Grande (1 episode, 1994)
Series Costume Design by
Judy Evans (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Makeup Department
Jennifer Bell .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1994)
Cheri Montesanto .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1994)
Paula Sutor .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1995)
Linda Trainoff .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1995)
Series Production Management
Joey Craine .... production manager (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendy Neckels .... associate director (4 episodes, 1994-1995)

Rosario Roveto Jr. .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Dave Crockett .... property master / propmaster (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Julie Kaye Fanton .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Sound Department
Fred Tator .... re-recording mixer / post production sound / ... (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
John Bickelhaupt .... post production sound / post-production sound (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kerry Boggio .... production sound (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Nugent .... lighting director (14 episodes, 1994-1995)

Steven Castaneda .... dimmer operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Yokonji .... key costumer (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Location Management
Mark Fifer .... location manager (1 episode, 1994)
Series Other crew
Tom Rotolo .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Bruce Bryant .... main title design (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
James Castle .... main title design (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Carol Johnsen .... main title design (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Rosario Roveto Jr. .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robert Spina .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Sabrina Wind .... production coordinator / assistant to executive producers (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Flebotte .... story editor (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Joey Murphy .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
John Pardee .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Patrick King .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1994)
Kent Zbornak .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1994)

Sharon Adelman .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Cindy Deukmejian .... unspecified assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason Gladstone .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Max Joffe .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Christopher Kitrinos .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Laura Perkins-Brittain .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jordan Reed .... unspecified assistant (unknown episodes)
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Eileen Heckart found inspiration for her portrayal of Mother Buchanan from her own domineering mother-in-law.See more »
Vivian:Alex, I want to thank you again for letting me bring the twins by here tonight... you ever need a favor, just ask.
Alex:Actually, I do. Could you ask the twins not to play on my brand new patio furniture?
Vivian:Of course.
[turns off-screen, shouting]
Vivian:Lyndon! P.J.! If you won't stop jumping on that chaise longue, you're gonna break it! And you know you're Aunt Alex doesn't have a lot of nice things!
[turns back to Alex, smiles sweetly]
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Talented Cast of Strong Women!, 2 September 2008
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I don't know why some shows get canceled. This show related to one of my co-workers when I worked at the supermarket about an overbearing mother-in-law played by the Oscar winner Eileen Heckart. Her daughters-in-law were played by Broadway professional veterans like Judith Ivey and Harriet Sansom Harris as well as soap veteran actress Charlotte Ross and Beth Broderick. The husbands were rarely shown because it was really a show centered around the relationships between the sisters-in-laws and their mother-in-law. The newest in-law was played by Charlotte Ross. Beth Broderick played the more sensual wife while Judith Ivey's character was Jewish and the oldest of all the Buchanan wives. Harriet Sansom Harris was divine as the snobby wife who is always a show stopper in any performance. Of course there was Eileen Heckart who can make a great entrance and say more with a facial expression than a thousand words.

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