Empty Nest

Empty Nest

Oct. 08, 1988
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Cast

Richard Mulligan isDr. Harry Weston
Dr. Harry Weston
Kristy McNichol isBarbara Weston
Barbara Weston
Dinah Manoff isCarol Weston
Carol Weston
Park Overall isLaVerne Todd
LaVerne Todd
David Leisure isCharley Dietz
Charley Dietz

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Synopsis

Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year’s top 10 most-watched programs. It was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions in association with Touchstone Television.

The show concept borrowed some elements from the British comedy series Father, Dear Father, also featuring a father living with his two daughters and large dog. However, unlike that series, the two daughters in Empty Nest are self-supporting adults, and the lead character is a widower.

Empty Nest was part of NBC’s Saturday night block of programming, and during its first four seasons it aired at 9:30pm ET, directly following The Golden Girls.

Two of the cast were alumni from one of Susan Harris’ earlier shows, Soap; Mulligan was Manoff’s father-in-law in Soap.

Empty Nest
Empty Nest
Original titleEmpty Nest
First air dateOct. 08, 1988
Last air dateApr. 29, 1995
Seasons7
Episodes170

Seasons and episodes

1Season 1 Oct. 08, 1988
2Season 2 Sep. 30, 1989
3Season 3 Sep. 22, 1990
4Season 4 Sep. 21, 1991
5Season 5 Sep. 19, 1992
7Season 7 Sep. 24, 1994

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