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


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Release Date:
8 October 1988 (USA) See more »
"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston... See more »
Won Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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 (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)

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 A. 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 (52 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 (1 episode, 1988)
Series Film Editing by
Art Kellner (26 episodes, 1992-1993)

Brent Carpenter (unknown episodes)
Harold McKenzie (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Ellen Meyer (1 episode, 1988)
Sally Stiner (1 episode, 1988)

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 (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
Series Makeup Department
Joyce Conroy .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
Art Harding .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1988-1991)

Barbara Fonte-Kunkel .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
George Englund Jr. .... post production executive (112 episodes, 1991-1995)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Skip Collector .... associate director (1 episode, 1988)
Doug Smart .... associate director (1 episode, 1988)
Series Art Department
Bob Church .... property master (3 episodes, 1988-1991)
Paul Wadian .... head carpenter (3 episodes, 1988-1991)
Series Sound Department
John Hart .... sound (100 episodes, 1991-1995)
Nick Carbone .... sound utility (76 episodes, 1992-1995)

Craig Porter .... sound re-recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John O'Brien .... video controller (119 episodes, 1988-1993)

Dave Heckman .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Chester Jackson .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Stephen A. Jones .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Andy Kassan .... lighting designer (unknown episodes)
Ritch Kenney .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Ron Ruby .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
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)
Eric Van Wagoner .... set costumer (13 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)

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 (50 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 (24 episodes, 1991-1992)

David Krovitz .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes, 1995)
David Amico .... production executive (unknown episodes)
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)
Jonathan Glabman .... script coordinator (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)
Ken Tamburri .... technical 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min (170 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

After the cancellation of "The Golden Palace" (1992), Estelle Getty joined the cast of this show, reprising her character of Sophia Petrillo for two seasons.See more »
Dr. Harry Weston:When you name your daughter Rita, you should probably expect a slut.See more »
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LIFE GOES ONSee more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Nice Series!, 18 September 1999
Author: Rosemea D.S. MacPherson from US

Widower Dr. Harry Weston, Richard Mulligan (London Suite), was a pediatrician with two daughters: Carol Weston, who was very neurotic, played by Dinah Manoff (Ordinary People). She was a little neurotic but very funny. Barbara Weston, the young daughter Kristy McNichol (Family) was the cute and sane one in the family. Doctor Weston was a wonderful dad. Dr. Weston's receptionist was Laverne, Park Overall (Undercover Blues) a very southern woman, who was always talking about her home town Hickory. She was adorable. Charley Dietz was the neighbor who was always running out of food and everything else and was always coming over to borrow something and eat their food. When David Leisure (The Brady Bunch Movie) played this part he was also making commercials for Isuzu, and he was a liar in the commercial. To some extent Carley had a bit of that edge and was a complete womanizer. The Westons lived next door to the Golden Girls, and sometimes one of them would come by and make guest appearances. One of them was Estelle Getty (Golden Girls) Sophia Petrillo, the little old lady who took her pocket book everywhere including to bed. As in every family show the Westons had a cute dog. This was a nice series. I have found memories of it.

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