The Five Mrs. Buchanans

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 1994 on CBS

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  • Seldom does a pilot truely set up the series. This was written by Marc Cherry & March Wooten 10 years before the housewives got desperate!

    This is the story of 3 sister-in-laws that are married to brothers each different from the other. Alex (Judith Ivey) is the intelectual, Deliahla is a former stripper and Vivian (Harriet Harris) is the hometown girl that is the wannabe socialite.

    Then the forth and youngest brother arrives with a girl that he met on vacation in California. Bree (Charolette Ross) worked at Disneyland.

    Enter Mother Bucannan (Eileen Heckart). Mother Bucannan is the matriarch of the family and rules four her sons with an iron fist.

    In this episode we meet the three Mrs. Buchannans ready to meet the future Mrs. Bucannan. Although they are all different, they have a common enemy that unites them, Mother Buchannan. When she arrives at Bree's wedding shower the one liners fly.

    This is a bright well written show that should have lasted longer than the 17 episodes.