A lot of people have expressed interest in seeing The Mothers-in-Law and now thanks to MPI Home Video later this year they’ll be able to watch on DVD. According to TVShowsOnDVD.com, all 56 episodes (spread over two seasons) will be released on DVD before the end of 2009 along with bonus material.
The Mothers-in-Law was produced by Desi Arnaz and starred Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard as Eve Hubbard and Kaye Buell, a pair of meddlesome mothers-in-law whose children have married. Roger C. Carmel co-starred as Roger, Kaye’s husband, and Jerry Fogel as their son, Jerry, who was married to Suzie (played by Deborah Walley). Suzie was the daughter of Eve and Herb Hubbard (played by Herbert Rudley). Note the pattern of the characters sharing the name of the actors/actresses playing them.
The series premiered in September of 1967 NBC. During the second season, Richard Deacon took over the role of Roger Buell. Low ratings brought The Mothers-in-Law to a close in 1969. But now, forty years later, it’ll be available commercially for the first time.