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"Empty Nest" (1988) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1988-1995


Overview

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Writer:
Susan Harris (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Release Date:
8 October 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fun for families!!!!! See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 102)

Richard Mulligan ... Dr. Harry Weston (170 episodes, 1988-1995)

Dinah Manoff ... Carol Weston (170 episodes, 1988-1995)

David Leisure ... Charley Dietz (170 episodes, 1988-1995)

Park Overall ... Laverne Todd (170 episodes, 1988-1995)

Kristy McNichol ... Barbara Weston (121 episodes, 1988-1995)
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Series Directed by
Steve Zuckerman (127 episodes, 1989-1995)
Hal Cooper (19 episodes, 1988-1989)
Doug Smart (11 episodes, 1990-1995)
Dinah Manoff (7 episodes, 1992-1995)
 
Series Writing credits
Susan Harris (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
Pat Dougherty (15 episodes, 1989-1993)
Steven Sullivan (14 episodes, 1992-1995)
Ursula Ziegler-Sullivan (14 episodes, 1992-1995)
Arnie Kogen (13 episodes, 1988-1993)
Rob LaZebnik (13 episodes, 1988-1993)
Peter Gallay (12 episodes, 1991-1995)
Susan Beavers (11 episodes, 1988-1993)
David Sacks (9 episodes, 1988-1991)
Harold Kimmel (9 episodes, 1989-1993)
Paul B. Price (9 episodes, 1991-1995)
Gary Jacobs (8 episodes, 1988-1991)
David Tyron King (8 episodes, 1988-1990)
Dennis Snee (8 episodes, 1993-1995)
Roger Garrett (7 episodes, 1990-1993)
David Richardson (7 episodes, 1991-1993)
Regina Stewart (4 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bob Tischler (4 episodes, 1993-1995)
Andrew Guerdat (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Rick Newberger (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Sydney Blake (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bill Braunstein (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lawrence J. Cohen (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Fred Freeman (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dinah Manoff (2 episodes, 1992-1995)
Wendy Braff (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Vince Cheung (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ben Montanio (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Produced by
Paul Junger Witt .... executive producer (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
Tony Thomas .... executive producer (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
Gary Jacobs .... executive producer (69 episodes, 1988-1991)
Joanne Diaz-Koegl .... associate producer (54 episodes, 1991-1994)
Peter Gallay .... supervising producer / producer (53 episodes, 1992-1994)
Gil Junger .... producer / co-producer (50 episodes, 1988-1993)
Dennis Snee .... co-producer / producer (50 episodes, 1993-1995)
Bob Tischler .... supervising producer / executive producer (50 episodes, 1993-1995)
Arnie Kogen .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (49 episodes, 1988-1993)
David Tyron King .... supervising producer (45 episodes, 1988-1990)
Pat Dougherty .... supervising producer / producer (27 episodes, 1992-1993)
Roger Garrett .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (27 episodes, 1992-1993)
Rob LaZebnik .... executive producer / supervising producer (27 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Richardson .... supervising producer / producer (27 episodes, 1992-1993)
Nina Feinberg .... co-executive producer (26 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rick Newberger .... supervising producer (26 episodes, 1993-1994)
Regina Stewart .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1993-1994)
Steven Sullivan .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ursula Ziegler-Sullivan .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1993-1994)
Susan Beavers .... co-producer / producer (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Hal Cooper .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Rod Parker .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
David Amico .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gwen McCracken .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Original Music by
George Aliceson Tipton (8 episodes, 1988-1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Art Kellner (26 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Casting by
Ellen Meyer (8 episodes, 1988-1993)

Vicki Beck (unknown episodes)
Camille H. Patton (unknown episodes)
Julie Pernworth (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Edward Stephenson (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
 
Series Costume Design by
Judy Evans (9 episodes, 1988-1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joyce Conroy .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1988-1993)
Art Harding .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1988-1993)

Barbara Fonte-Kunkel .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
George Englund Jr. .... post production executive (112 episodes, 1991-1995)
Susan Palladino .... executive in charge of production (6 episodes, 1989-1993)
Adria Horton .... post-production manager (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harold McKenzie .... associate director (7 episodes, 1988-1993)
Doug Smart .... associate director (7 episodes, 1988-1993)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Church .... property master (10 episodes, 1988-1993)
Paul Wadian .... head carpenter (9 episodes, 1988-1992)
Michael Hynes .... assistant production designer / associate designer (4 episodes, 1988-1993)
Daniel Saks .... assistant designer (3 episodes, 1991-1993)
Diane Yates .... assistant designer / associate designer (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Sound Department
John Hart .... sound (98 episodes, 1991-1995)
Nick Carbone .... sound utility (75 episodes, 1992-1995)
Craig Porter .... sound re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 1988-1993)
Ed Epstein .... audio / sound (6 episodes, 1988-1993)
Allen Patapoff .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording (3 episodes, 1988-1993)
Edward L. Moskowitz .... audio (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John O'Brien .... video controller / video (119 episodes, 1988-1993)
Stephen A. Jones .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1988-1993)
Ritch Kenney .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1988-1993)
Ron Ruby .... gaffer (7 episodes, 1988-1993)
Jack Chisolm .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1988-1992)
Andrew Kassan .... lighting (6 episodes, 1989-1993)
Dave Heckman .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1989-1993)
Jim Lunsford .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
George Palmer .... video (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Alan Keath Walker .... lighting (2 episodes, 1988)
Chester Jackson .... camera operator (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Casting Department
Bonnie Shane .... casting associate (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Donna Larson .... casting associate (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Crosby .... set costumer (63 episodes, 1993-1995)
Patricia McLaughlin .... set costumer (49 episodes, 1993-1995)
Julie Rhine .... costume supervisor / costumer (47 episodes, 1988-1993)
Monique Marie Long .... costumer (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Karan Kaufman Feder .... set costumer (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Eric Van Wagoner .... set costumer (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
Murshel Lewis .... costumer (8 episodes, 1988-1993)
Elizabeth Barber .... costumer (3 episodes, 1988-1989)

Terry Anderson .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Nancy Butts Martin .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Elaine Down .... set costume (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Todd Morris .... assistant editor (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Richard J. Powell .... editorial assistant (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

George Englund .... post-production executive (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
John Bettis .... lyricist: theme music (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
George Aliceson Tipton .... composer: theme music (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
Billy Vera .... singer: theme music (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
Scott Gale .... music coordinator (5 episodes, 1988-1990)
John Bettes .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 1991)
Nick South .... music coordinator (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Transportation Department
Jeff Sparks .... transportation (49 episodes, 1991-1993)
 
Series Other crew
Paul Durant .... production assistant (38 episodes, 1992-1993)
Bill Braunstein .... story editor (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Janel Cunneen .... production assistant (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bill Conroy .... technical manager (8 episodes, 1988-1993)
Doug Tobin .... stage manager (8 episodes, 1988-1993)
Dona Cassella .... production associate (7 episodes, 1988-1993)
Ken Tamburri .... technical director (7 episodes, 1988-1993)
David Amico .... production executive (4 episodes, 1990-1993)
Greg Dolge .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Rob LaZebnik .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jody Margolin Hahn .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gwen McCracken .... production coordinator / production assistant (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Susan Palladino .... production executive (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
David Sacks .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Charles Carpenter .... production staff / stage manager (2 episodes, 1988-1993)
Hayden Ghaffary .... production assistant / production staff (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jay N. Gordon .... medical consultant (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jeff Meyer .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Rod Parker .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jeff Goodman .... production staff / stage manager (2 episodes, 1988)
Pat Dougherty .... executive story editor / story editor (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jonathan Glabman .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Joel Silverman .... animal trainer / dog trainer (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Steven Sullivan .... story editor (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Ursula Ziegler-Sullivan .... story editor (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Lance Lyon .... stage manager (1 episode, 1989)
Kate Wright .... production associate (1 episode, 1992)

David Krovitz .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes, 1995)
Jack Amiel .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Begler .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Wendy Braff .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Doug Dessero .... video (unknown episodes)
Catherine Dunne .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Jim Horky .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Nikki Kessler .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Dinah Manoff .... teleplay (unknown episodes)
David Rosenberg .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Matthew Singer .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Danny White .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Kent Zbornak .... dga stage manager (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (170 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bea Arthur despised gum chewing and would angrily demand anyone she saw chewing gum to spit it out. "The Golden Girls" (1985) was taped in the adjacent studio but she would storm onto this series' set if she heard gum chewing. When she guest-starred on this series, she saw Dinah Manoff chewing gum and demanded that she spit out. Manoff refused and Arthur stormed off the set.See more »
Quotes:
Charley Dietz:I don't wanna change my image at all. I'm happy with who I am.
Carol Weston:Mistake.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
LIFE GOES ONSee more »

FAQ

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fun for families!!!!!, 29 August 2006
Author: Seth Nelson from (Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA

A spin-off of "The Golden Girls," Touchstone's 1988 series "Empty Nest" took place in Miami also, and it was a funny show that ran on NBC Saturday nights (?) Sorry, it's been a while since seeing this!!!!!

I haven't seen this in years, but here's one thing that I do remember: the dog at the beginning that's licking on the camera always made me smile!!!!! I also do remember that it took place on a beach, too. Anyone else remember this?

I liked this show because it was funny. Like Disney's cartoon shows, Touchstone's early shows were funny and were things that the whole family could enjoy, not like the junk that they put out today. This show was an example of their goodness!!!!!

"Empty Nest" will NEVER leave you feeling empty in your heart!!!!!

10 stars.

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