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Empty Nest, on NBC
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So, there was this pediatrician named Harry Weston (Richard Mulligan) in Miami who had two grown daughters, Carol (Dinah Manoff) and Barbara (Kristy McNichol), living at home. Um, and he was a widower, and his youngest daughter, Emily (Lisa Rieffel), was just sort of a free spirit or something who we never saw for the first several years, I guess, cuz she was travelling or whatever. And um, also Harry had a nurse named Laverne (Park Overall) who worked for him, who told weird stories. And a pretty dumb and annoying and self-centered, thoughtless neighbor, Charley Dietz (David Leisure), who seemed to think he was friends with the doc and his daughters, except maybe Carol, who he never got along with and who really couldn't stand him. Oh, and they had a dog named Dreyfuss. And one season, Carol dated a guy named Patrick (Paul Provenza). And I dunno what else to say.

This was a spin-off of Golden Girls, and in turn, Empty Nest produced the spin-off Nurses.

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