The Mothers-In-Law

Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 10, 1967

Last Telecast: September 7, 1969


Eve Hubbard..... Eve Arden

Kaye Buell..... Kaye Ballard

Roger Buell (1967-1968)..... Roger Carmel

Roger Buell (1968-1969)..... Richard Deacon

Herb Hubbard..... Herbert Rudley

Jerry Buell..... Jerry Fogel

Susie Hubbard Buell..... Deborah Walley


The Hubbards and the Buells had been neighbors in suburban Los Angeles for 15 years. Herb Hubbard was a successful lawyer and a member of the board of trustees of his alma mater. His wife, Eve, was a great cook, former champion golfer, terrific gardener and supporter of all the right causes.

The Buells, on the other hand, were unconventional. Roger Buell was a television writer who did most of his work at home and would test his scripts on anyone who happened to be available. His wife, Kaye, was not a very good housekeeper and was rather overbearing on occasion.

However, despite their differences, the Hubbards and the Buells were the best of friends and their children had gotten married to each other. The children, Jerry and Susie, were both in college and had to cope with in-laws who had very different ideas on how they should live.

After the first season, Roger Carmel left the show in a contract dispute and was replaced by Richard Deacon.