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Overview

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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:
Not Entirely Empty! 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 (100 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 (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 (53 episodes, 1991-1994)
Peter Gallay .... supervising producer (52 episodes, 1992-1994)
Dennis Snee .... co-producer / producer (50 episodes, 1993-1995)
Bob Tischler .... supervising producer / executive producer (50 episodes, 1993-1995)
Gil Junger .... producer / co-producer (49 episodes, 1988-1993)
Arnie Kogen .... executive producer / supervising producer (48 episodes, 1988-1993)
Pat Dougherty .... supervising producer (26 episodes, 1992-1993)
Roger Garrett .... co-executive producer (26 episodes, 1992-1993)
Rob LaZebnik .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Richardson .... supervising producer (26 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 .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1993-1994)
Susan Beavers .... co-producer / producer (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
David Tyron King .... supervising producer (21 episodes, 1988-1990)
Hal Cooper .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Rod Parker .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1988-1989)

Vince Cheung .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Susan Harris .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ben Montanio .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Paolo Poeti .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
George Aliceson Tipton (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Art Kellner (26 episodes, 1992-1993)

Brent Carpenter (unknown episodes)
Harold McKenzie (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Ellen Meyer (2 episodes, 1988-1991)

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 (3 episodes, 1988-1991)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joyce Conroy .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1988-1991)
Art Harding .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1988-1991)

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 (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Smart .... associate director (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Church .... property master (4 episodes, 1988-1991)
Paul Wadian .... head carpenter (4 episodes, 1988-1991)
Michael Hynes .... assistant production designer / associate designer (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
 
Series Sound Department
John Hart .... sound (99 episodes, 1991-1995)
Nick Carbone .... sound utility (76 episodes, 1992-1995)
Ed Epstein .... audio / sound (2 episodes, 1991)
Craig Porter .... sound re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John O'Brien .... video controller / video (119 episodes, 1988-1993)
Dave Heckman .... camera operator (1 episode, 1991)
Stephen A. Jones .... camera operator (1 episode, 1991)
Andrew Kassan .... lighting (1 episode, 1991)
Ritch Kenney .... camera operator (1 episode, 1991)
Ron Ruby .... gaffer (1 episode, 1991)

Chester Jackson .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Donna Larson .... casting associate (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Crosby .... set costumer (64 episodes, 1993-1995)
Patricia McLaughlin .... set costumer (50 episodes, 1993-1995)
Julie Rhine .... costume supervisor / costumer (46 episodes, 1988-1992)
Monique Long .... costumer (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Karan Kaufman Feder .... set costumer (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Eric Van Wagoner .... set costumer (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Murshel Lewis .... costumer (2 episodes, 1988-1991)

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)

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)
John Bettes .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 1991)

Nick South .... music coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
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)
Dona Cassella .... production associate (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
Bill Conroy .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
Doug Tobin .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
Greg Dolge .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1991)
David Amico .... production executive (1 episode, 1991)
Jonathan Glabman .... production assistant (1 episode, 1991)
Ken Tamburri .... technical director (1 episode, 1991)

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)
Lance Lyon .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Dinah Manoff .... teleplay (unknown episodes)
Sean Mulcahy .... associate director (unknown episodes)
David Rosenberg .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Matthew Singer .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Doug Smart .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Danny White .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Kate Wright .... production associate (unknown episodes)
Kent Zbornak .... dga stage manager (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (170 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"The Golden Girls: Empty Nests (#2.26)" (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:
Dr. Harry Weston:When you name your daughter Rita, you should probably expect a slut.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
LIFE GOES ONSee more »

FAQ

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not Entirely Empty!, 21 March 2007
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

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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