Empty Nest

(1988)
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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.

  1. Susan Harris

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Richard Mulligan

    Richard Mulligan

    Dr. Harry Weston

    170 Episodes

  2. Kristy McNichol

    Kristy McNichol

    Barbara Weston

    170 Episodes

  3. Dinah Manoff

    Dinah Manoff

    Carol Weston

    170 Episodes

  4. Park Overall

    Park Overall

    LaVerne Todd

    170 Episodes

  5. David Leisure

    David Leisure

    Charley Dietz

    170 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 7

1994 | 24 Episodes

Season 7 of Empty Nest premiered on September 24, 1994.

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Status Ended

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 25m, 30m

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