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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

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

When producers were casting for the part of her character's husband, Harriet Sansom Harris suggested Richard Poe, who won the role.See more »
[Mother Buchanan enters with a large plush stuffed animal in each arm]
Alex:Let's see. I recognize the bear and the monkey, but what's that scary creature in the middle?
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Good, 5 September 2014
Author: Harriet Deltubbo from United States

I miss this show! Set in fictional Mercy, Indiana, this comedy centers around four completely different women who have only two connections to each other: they each are married to a Buchanan boy, and they each cannot stand their mother-in-law. Alex, married to Roy, is a Jewish feminist from New York City. Vivian, married to Ed, is a frumpy Hoosier housewife with two children from hell, twins Lyndon and P.J. Delilah, married to preacher Charles, is a somewhat ditzy former stripper from Corpus Christi, Texas. Bree, newly married to Jesse, is a perky Californian who used to work with her mother. They constantly are trading barbs with the cruel but hilarious Mother Buchanan, who tries as hard as she can to make their lives a living hell through meddling and manipulating, her two specialties.

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