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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »


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)  »

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(170 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Aired in a programming block with sister shows The Golden Girls (1985) and Nurses (1991). All three shows were created by Susan Harris and took place in Miami, Florida. On several occasions the shows featured interwoven story lines (such as a hurricane), in which characters from all three shows would interact. See more »


[repeated line]
Carol Weston: I am sick!
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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Yokel Hero (1988) See more »


Written by George Aliceson Tipton and John Bettis
Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters
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Not Entirely Empty!
21 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The show was a spin-off of Golden Girls about their neighbor, Dr. Harry Weston, a widower and doctor, who lived down the street with his beautiful dog, Dreyfuss. He gets frequent visitors like David Leisure who played the womanizing pilot, neighbor and friend. His daughters were played by Kristy McNichol and Dinah Manoff, both professional actresses with long histories. Of course, who could forget his nurse, Park Overall as Laverne. The show last seven seasons probably because it fell on after Golden Girls huge success. Richard Mulligan won awards for his performance and he was the heart and soul of the show's existence in my opinion. Marsha Warfield joined the cast late and there was some trouble especially with Kristy professionally and personally. Anyway the show was a lot better written than most of today's sitcoms. It dealt with lot of issues like death, relationships, etc. always with a good dose of laughter along the way. It was never the Golden Girls nor did it pretend to be and sometimes they would visit the show.

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