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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 Dr. Harry Weston (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
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 Carol Weston (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
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 Charley Dietz (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
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 Laverne Todd (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
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 Barbara Weston (100 episodes, 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 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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The Golden Girls: Empty Nests (1987) was the pilot for this show. The only actor from the pilot to continue in the series was David Leisure, but his character's name changed from Oliver to Charley Dietz. See more »

Quotes

Officer Barbara Weston: [cooking] Charley, don't you want to stay for dinner?
Charley Dietz: I don't know, Barbara. It smells real bad.
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Referenced in Nurses: Moon Over Miami (1992) See more »

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LIFE GOES ON
Written by George Aliceson Tipton and John Bettis
Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters
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Great Show for all types
18 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's difficult to find great comedy without being to risky for some people. Shows such as Seinfeld, Golden Girls, and Empty Nest can always light a smile on anybody.

I really liked David Leisure's character on this show "Charlie". He would just walk in the neighbors house grab a beer and off he went. He was so stupid and inept, he was funny.

Park Overall and Marsha Warfield added character to the show as well.

It did what TV supposed to do, make you laugh and forget about your problems.

Richard Mulligans passing was a great loss.


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