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Release Date:
11 September 1994 (USA) See more »
After years of raising a family, they were worried about being alone. Now they're worried that day will never come.
Fred and Jackie Hansen are a middle-aged couple who have to deal with the reverse of "empty nest syndrome"... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 10)

Hal Linden ... Fred Hansen (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Suzanne Pleshette ... Jackie Hansen (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

George Newbern ... Mike Hansen (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Kevin Crowley ... Rick Hansen (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Bess Meyer ... Judy Hansen (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ryan O'Donohue ... Peter Hansen (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Kelsey Mulrooney ... Sarah Hansen (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Justin Cooper ... Nicky Hansen (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Directed by
Will Mackenzie (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Writing credits
Matthew Carlson (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Linwood Boomer (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gary Murphy (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Neil Thompson (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Amy Toomin Straus (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Produced by
Linda Nieber .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach Jr. (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Nan Dutton (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Set Decoration by
Richard C. Walker (12 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Costume Design by
Kathleen Detoro (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caryn Shick .... second assistant director (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Art Department
Greg Gneier .... set designer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Frank Bellina .... property master (15 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Sound Department
Fred Tator .... re-recording mixer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Eric Pierce .... sound recordist (14 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas S. McLean .... first assistant camera (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gene Jackson .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Casting Department
John Leamer .... casting associate (1 episode, 1995)

Greg Orson .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Crosby .... set costumer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Antoinette Squeo .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Jack Diamond .... music editor (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Other crew
Jesse Harris .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Latrice Williams .... script coordinator (15 episodes, 1994-1995)

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30 min
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Whatever the opposite of synergy is, 9 February 2003
Author: budikavlan from Austin, Texas

This was definitely less than the sum of its parts. It really had nothing much to recommend it beyond the unusual pairing of Hal Linden and Suzanne Pleshette--and they didn't make too many sparks together, though both are much loved individually. The sons were dull, the grandkids were dull, and the show as a whole added up to not much. It's no wonder this didn't last long.

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