Genre: Comedy, Family
Duration: 30 min.
Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 most-watched programs. It was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions in association with Touchstone Television.
The show concept borrowed some elements from the British comedy series Father, Dear Father, also featuring a father living with his two daughters and large dog. However, unlike that series, the two daughters in Empty Nest are self-supporting adults, and the lead character is a widower.
Empty Nest was part of NBC's Saturday night block of programming, and during its first four seasons it aired at 9:30pm ET, directly following The Golden Girls.
Two of the cast were alumni from one of Susan Harris' earlier shows, Soap; Mulligan was Manoff's father-in-law in Soap.
humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
sitcom, family, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family relations, singleness, family life, coworker relationship, pediatrician, hospital, nurse, doctor, supportive parent, doctor's office, medical, neighbor neighbor relationship, widower, owner dog relationship, sister sister relationship, neighbor, father daughter relationship, dog
20th century, 80s, 90s
florida, miami, usa