Empty Nest (1988–1995)

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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Dr. Harry Weston (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
 Carol Weston (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
 Charley Dietz (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
 Laverne Todd (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
 Barbara Weston (100 episodes, 1988-1995)


"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to live with him after failed marriages. Much of the humour is derived from Barbara and Carols' ongoing attempts, and failure, to find the perfect partner, and once again leave the "nest". There is also the skirt-chasing next door neighbour, Charlie Dietz and Harry's southern nurse, Laverne Todd, unique for her unbelievable Hickory stories. Written by Campbelc <campbelc@ozemail.com.au>

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

8 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harry's Nest  »

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(170 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Kristy McNichol quit the series after the show's fifth season after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She returned in the final episode of the show. See more »


Dr. Harry Weston: When you name your daughter Rita, you should probably expect a slut.
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Referenced in What Lies Beneath (2000) See more »


Written by George Aliceson Tipton and John Bettis
Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters
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A great show, memorable
20 May 2001 | by (Jersey shore, USA) – See all my reviews

Early on in my life, my parents would have me stay at my Grandparents if they had somewhere to go. I became familiar with the sitcoms aimed at older people. "The Golden girls" and "Empty Nest" became fixtures for me.

In my opinion, "Empty Nest" was one of my faves during my early childhood. It premired on NBC in 1988, when I was 6 years old. My grandma had me watching it, and I enjoyed it.

Richard Mulligan was good as Harry Weston, a pediatrician living in Miami with his two grown daughters, Barbara and Carol. The show was a great sitcom and was actually very amusing to a little kid. I watched it its entire run, and still remember Richard Mulligan, especially in his passing, as the gravely voiced gentle doctor.

I wish I could find this show somewhere on TV, cause it was a fixture in sitcoms!

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